University of Cologne - Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professorship (f/m/d) in the History of Architecture (W2)
The University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany. With its six Faculties covering a broad spectrum of disciplines and its internationally outstanding research profile areas, it enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic achievements and high standards of undergraduate and graduate education.
The successful candidate will represent the field of the history of architecture in teaching and research. They will teach and serve in Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes and participate in the interdisciplinary activities of the Institute of Art History. They will be expected to take part in academic self-governance, to develop research projects, and to participate in research programming of the faculty. The position is intended to cooperate with the Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft (Ungers Archive for Architectural Studies).
We seek an individual whose research takes special consideration of architecture as a part of art history, and as a constitutive element of urban and social spaces. The candidate‘s work should attend to the theoretical discourses derived from such an integrated approach to architectural history.
The successful candidate will have a research focus in architecture and/or building studies of one or more historical periods. Their competencies in the theory of architecture, in historical building research, and in monuments preservation/cultural heritage will be expressed both in teaching and research. Evidence of interdisciplinary compatibility, experience in national and international cooperation, and success in external funding applications are desirable.
The University of Cologne provides a stimulating academic environment with a wide range of career development opportunities as well as support services for dual career couples and family-friendly working conditions.
The position is to be filled by April 1, 2021. Formal requirements are detailed in Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW). As a rule, the teaching load comprises nine semester hours per week (i.e., two hours per week is one 90-minute course per semester).
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.
Applicants should submit their documents (including CV, copies of academic certificates, list of publications, list of courses taught, statement on recent and future research, statement on tea- ching goals) via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal (https://professorships.uni-koeln.de) by 08.09.2020. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Furthermore, please also submit in individual PDF files your doctoral thesis (first book) as well as four publications which you consider relevant to the professorship.