Job: Professor of History of Architecture and Urban Theory, University of Cologne

The Department of Art History at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne invites applications for a Professorship (W2) in the History of Architecture and Urban Theory to begin by October 1, 2019.

Sought is an individual whose research activity takes special consideration of architecture as a constitutive element of urban and social spaces and also of the resulting theoretical discourses.

Expected of the person holding this professorship aligned to architecture and architectural history is that his or her competency in the areas of historical building research, preservation of monuments (practice and/or theory), and, where applicable, also GIS-based spatial planning flow into both research and teaching.

Furthermore, evidence of interdisciplinary integrability into the disciplines of the Subject Group 1 (including musicology, media culture and theater, digital humanities) is desired.
Classes will be taught in the bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as in a doctoral studies context.
Also desired is involvement in the Medieval Studies master’s program.

Applicants will be hired in concordance with § 36 of the University Law of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia.

We encourage applications from disabled persons. Disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference. We also particularly encourage applications from females. Applications from women will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications, ability and professional achievement, unless special reasons concerning the person of a male candidate outweigh these considerations.

Applicants should submit their documents (CV, list of publications, list of taught courses, teaching evaluations if available, and copies of official certificates) to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne.

Please apply via the University’s Academic Job Portal ( no later than June 29, 2018.

Published by ameliahyde

Amelia Roché Hyde holds an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. Her favorite medieval art objects are ones that are meant to be handled and touched, and she has researched ivories, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum. Amelia is the Research Assistant at The Met Cloisters.

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