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junior professorship contemporary art history, aesthetic practise (W1 - tenure track leading to W1)

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jul 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


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 Education.

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 ( 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 (

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 provisions.

The Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Dr. Dominik Leiss ( and Prof. Dr. Pierangelo Maset ( 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 or to the President of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Post Box 2440, 21314 Lüneburg, Germany. Please be aware that we cannot return applications sent physically.

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