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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Art History before 1750

University of Aarhus - Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th October 2019
Closes: 14th November 2019

The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for the position of either assistant professor or associate professor of art history with a special focus on art before 1750.

If the assistant professorship is appointed it is a full-time, fixed-term three-year position. Subject to appropriate funding, there will be an opportunity to apply for a subsequent associate professorship. If the associate professorship is appointed it is a full-time tenured position.

Applicants must indicate clearly for which of the two positions they are applying.

The appointment begins on 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all candidates regardless of their personal background.

The position

The position will be based at the art history section within the Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology. We are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant who will enhance the research and teaching profiles of the section nationally and internationally as well as contributing to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.

The successful applicant is expected to contribute actively to the academic and collegial activities related to the art history degree programmes. The successful applicant must have strong academic competences and must be willing to participate in multidisciplinary teaching, in educational administrative tasks and in collaborative research activities.


The Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology degree programmes at Aarhus University have a pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research network.

We are looking for an applicant with a documented focus on research in Western art and visual media in a broader sense prior to 1750. It will be considered an advantage if the candidate’s research is anchored in a broad interest in cultural history, including visual culture, and demonstrates an ability for reflecting on methodological and theoretical questions, including historiography within the field.

The successful applicant will be expected to take a role in developing research in the field of art history before 1750, and to publish original peer-reviewed research internationally as well as making scholarly contributions to developments within the field. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to research initiatives in relation to both the field of art history before 1750 and the research community at the department in terms of new collaborative research projects with internal and external partners, and in connection with external research funding.

We are looking for applicants with teaching and supervising experience in the field of art history at university level. Applicants must be qualified to perform teaching duties in subjects relating to art history, and possibly visual culture, specifically on the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in art history. Please consult the academic regulations for the Bachelor’s degree programme in art history, the Master’s degree programme in art history, and the Bachelor’s supplementary subject in museological studies for a more detailed description.

Applicants should be willing to conduct and develop project-oriented, interdisciplinary and team-based teaching, and to participate in the

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Deadline:14 November 2019 

Academic contact person:

Camilla Skovbjerg PaldamLektor+4587163073 

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