HUMANISTIC. SUSTAINABLE. ENTREPRENEURIAL.
To achieve its educational aims, Leuphana University has
developed a unique program aligned with the ideas of liberal
education and humanism and has founded the first public college in
Germany. Based on disciplinary depth, Leuphana is rising to the
challenge to increase scientific impact by means of methodological
diversity and interdisciplinary cooperation.
The Faculty of Education at Leuphana University of
Lüneburg invites applications for the following junior
professorship with tenure track, funded by the “Joint Federal
Government-Länder Tenure-Track Programme:
Contemporary art history, aesthetic practice
(W1 With Tenure Track LEADing to w2)
The focus of your internationally visible research is in the
field of art studies with a focus on contemporary art in the field
of tension between art studies, aesthetic practice and mediation.
You create an awareness of problems for the social and historical
dimension of art and aesthetic practices, e.g. in the field of
collaborative practice, participatory art, artistic research,
artistic knowledge, curatorial action, artistic-experimental
education or aesthetics of reparative and care. At the same time,
qualify students for professions at the intersection of art and
education, especially teacher education, and meet the needs of
school teaching in the subject of art, especially for primary and
secondary level I, and prospectively for secondary level II (cf.
You promote the professional and constructive discourse with
leading, internationally renowned universities and create an
inspiring and engaging research and teaching-learning environment.
You share the idea of the university as an educational community
and take advantage of the many opportunities for academic
collaboration throughout the university. You have a very good
knowledge of German and English and are willing to teach courses in
German and English.
The professorship is organizationally assigned to the Faculty of
The requirements for employment (W1) are otherwise based on § 30
of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG): a completed
university degree in art history, fine arts, art education or other
artistic fields; a special aptitude for independent academic work,
demonstrated by an above-average doctorate in art studies, as a PdD
in practice, art education or other art-related disciplines;
pedagogical-didactic aptitude in subject-related teaching.
In addition, you have the following qualifications: demonstrable
experience in designing, soliciting or conducting research
projects; elevant publications in national and international
recognized journals; an own aesthetic practice and a contribution
to diversity are desirable.
The junior professorship will be filled in accordance with pay
grade W1 and is initially limited to a period of three years. The
position will be extended for an additional three years, subject to
a positive academic evaluation (in accordance with the guidelines
for the mid-term evaluation of junior professors (https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/newspool/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/Richtlinie_zur_Zwischenevaluation_von_JPs_Leuphana.pdf)
of Leuphana University of Lüneburg). After six years, a positive
tenure evaluation process according to the Tenure Track Regulations
of Leuphana University of Lüneburg will lead to a W2 full-time
professorship. For further information on tenure track
professorships at Leuphana visit our homepage (https://www.leuphana.de/en/university/open-positions/professorial-positions/tenure-track-professorships.html).
In its personnel structure, Leuphana University of Lüneburg is
increasingly focusing on the promotion of young academics. The
university aims to increase the proportion of female professors. In
the field of disciplines, it sees outstanding opportunities to
promote women in their scientific qualification. It strongly
invites qualified female scientists to apply. Severely disabled
applicants will be given preferential treatment in the filling of
positions within the framework of the applicable legal
The Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Dr. Dominik Leiss
and Prof. Dr. Pierangelo Maset (email@example.com)
are available as contact persons or for further inquiries.
Please submit your application consisting of the following
materials in two separate PDF files: a) motivation letter, CV,
copies of academic degrees and b) three relevant publications.
Guidance on the required application materials can be found here:
Please submit your application by August 29,
2021, using the keyword Contemporary Art
History, preferably electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the President
of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Post Box 2440, 21314 Lüneburg,
Germany. Please be aware that we cannot return applications sent
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