Professorship (W2)-Digital Art History/Digital Visual Studies

Munich (Landkreis), Bayern (DE)
Monday, 11 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 6 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of History and the Arts invites applications for a

Professorship (W2)
(fixed term for 5 years) of
Digital Art History/Digital Visual Studies

commencing as soon as possible.

We are looking for a professor who is qualified in at least one of the following fields of research and teaching:

(1) Art History as Digital Humanities with a clear focus on the visual: digital reconstruction/data analysis/digital museum studies/historical network research/digital documentation/automatic image processing/epistemological questions of digital art history

(2) digital image cultures: digital art/phenomenology and functions of images in electronic networks/images in the context of social media/digital technical images.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The position is a fixed-term professorship for the duration of five years. A conversion to an indefinite position (tenure track) is not possible.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Faculty of History and the Arts, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, Germany, by email to the address, no later than 06.01.2020.