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Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) is looking to fill the following chair starting on 1 April 2018:

Professor of Media Art (Focus on Film / Expanded Cinema)

The ideal candidate will be an internationally recognized artist with a focus on film in all varieties from cinema, museum, and gallery as well as analogue and digital practices.


• Representing the entire artistic and creative breadth of the subject of Film / Expanded Cinema
• Teaching in the Media Art program
• Mentoring students in all of the HfG’s artistic and theoretical subjects
• Participating in interdisciplinary and experimental projects
• Participating in the ongoing development of the curriculum as well as the HfG’s structural and development planning
• In addition, it is expected that the successful applicant will engage in interdisciplinary cooperation with representatives from all other subject groups at the university as well as with the neighboring Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM).
• Additional duties are regulated by Sec. 46 of Baden-Württemberg’s State Higher Education Act (Landeshochschulgesetz).
• Participation in the University’s self-administration bodies is mandatory

Hiring requirements

• Relevant university degree and/or outstanding relevant accomplishments as an artist
• Special aptitude for artistic-creative, experimental work, usually evidenced by a renowned work of art and international professional practice
• Pedagogical abilities and teaching experience at artistic or film universities

The professor is hired as a state employee (not as a civil servant). The position is limited initially to three years and may be extended by another three years. Part-time employment of 67% of full-time hours is permitted.

Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design aims for a higher percentage of female professors and therefore particularly encourages applications from qualified female applicants. The HfG Karlsruhe supports the compatibility of career and family life and strives further for more cultural diversity among the academic staff.

With equal qualifications, severely disabled applicants will be given preference.

Application packages complete with curriculum vitae and any documents and records evidencing the artistic/academic career should be sent by 31 December 2017 to the Rektorat, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Lorenzstr. 15, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany. Please reference the position “Professur für mediale Kunst / Expanded Cinema”.

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