Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Medieval Art History

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
09 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
22 May 2023
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) (6 years/tenure track)
of Medieval Art History

commencing as soon as possible.

We are looking for a candidate who specialises in European Medieval Art History in both research and teaching capacities. The future holder of the position should have a focus on the Early and/or High Middle Ages (800 – 1300). A significant interest in current research questions and methodological challenges of the subject, as well as international visibility and experience in interdisciplinary collaborations are required. An integral aspect of the position is the active participation in the entire spectrum of programmes within art history and affiliated fields. The realization of larger research projects and the acquisition of third-party funding are also expected.

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 initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

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 applications (comprising a curriculum vitae, references, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications) in electronic form to Prof. Dr. Arndt Brendecke, Dean of the Faculty of History and the Arts, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, D-80539 Munich, Germany, no later than 16.04.2023 (Date of receipt): (Registration required).