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Assistant-Professor in World Art History

The Deptartement of Art History and interdisciplinary research centre of the Faculty of Humanities offers a

Assistant-Professor in World Art History

The successful applicant will represent a comprehensive range of art-historical approaches to non-European Art History/Architectural History with a specialization in the Middle East, or alternatively South or East Asia, or Latin America. He or she has a substantial record of research and teaching, involving international networks and the successful application for external funding. The appointee will be in charge of this field of specialisation within the Faculty’s interdisciplinary master and doctoral programmes, in particular the MA World Arts, as well as within the curriculum of the Department of Art History.

In addition to directing students at all levels of their studies, the incumbent will also be expected to integrate the field within the research centre and the Department, to participate in departmental and interdisciplinary activities, and to develop research projects related to his or her field. The ability to teach in English is also expected. Communication skills in German are an asset. Academic requirements for this position are a completed PhD; in addition, a "Habilitation" or equivalent (e.g. a second book), or an advanced postdoctoral research project.

Wir bieten:
The University of Berne is committed to equal opportunities in employment, in particular to increasing the number of women in senior academic positions. Women are therefore encouraged to apply. Applications including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a list of externally funded projects and specific areas of teaching offered, and a paper delineating the candidate’s role as intermediator between the Department of Art History and World Arts as an interdisciplinary field, should be sent by email to the Dean’s Office (korbian.seitz@histdek.unibe.ch). Please contact Korbinian Seitz at the Dean’s Office for an information sheet.

Stellenantritt: 1. September 2015
Befristung: 31. August 2019
Bewerbungsfrist: 30. November 2014


Dept. of Art History and interdisciplinary research centre of the Faculty of Humanities
30. November 2014
Korbinian Seitz Telefon: +41 31 631 3816 eMail: korbinian.seitz@histdek.unibe.ch