Assistant Professorship (W1, tenure track W2) of Medieval History of Art

open until filled
History of Art, Medieval History
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications for an

Assistant Professorship (W1, tenure track W2) of Medieval History of Art

to take up appointment on 01.04.2019. The position is funded by the WISNA Bund-Länder-Programm.

The future holder of the position will be teaching the subject of medieval history of art in its entirety and do research in the field, yet an emphasis should lie on international graphic/pictorial arts and sculpture of the era. In addition, digital history of art shall be established via new educational concepts as well as teaching and learning in foreign language. We expect an outstanding PhD thesis and published papers on topics regarding medieval history of art; furthermore, work relating to early modern history of art and experience in the fields of digital humanities and the collaboration with museums would be appreciated. We furthermore expect outstanding didactic skills, international experience, willingness to establish cooperations both within our field of research and across disciplines as well as participation in academic self-governance.

Candidates must have an internationally recognised research profile as well as a proven track record in high-level publications and in the acquisition of third-party funding. A strong commitment to academic teaching is expected.

Employment is initially for three years. Given a successful evaluation in the third year, employment will be renewed for another three years. Conditional on a positive (tenure) evaluation in the sixth year, the position is transformed into a permanent position at associate professorship level (German pay scale W2).

Applicants will be hired in accordance with the general prerequisites pertaining to service law of section 36 of the North Rhine-Westphalia University Act (Hochschulgesetz NRW) which require an aptitudefor teaching, exceptional competence in research, and additional scientific achievements.

Applications from women are expressly welcome. Women of equal aptitude, ability and professional competence will receive particular consideration, unless there are compelling reasons for choosing another applicant.

Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Legal Code (SGB – Sozial-Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

At Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, appointments may also be part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases for requiring full-time employment.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf offers a Dual Career Service and is a member of the Rhineland Dual Career Network (Dual Career Netzwerk Rheinland). Further information can be obtained at

Applicants should submit (1) a personal statement, (2) a curriculum vitae that includes lists of all scientific publications and of competi- tively acquired third-party funding, and (3) a short statement of research and teaching interests in digital format. Applications should be sent, as a single PDF file, citing reference number 09 B 18-3.1, to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities ( The closing date for applications is 26.07.2018.

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