The following position is vacant at the Berlin University of the Arts, at the Inter-University Centre for Dance [HZT]:
Professor at a University of Art – Salary group W 2 – Part-time professorship with half of the regular teaching commitment, for a limited period of 5 years with the option of extension or removal of the time limit. The professorship is to be regulated with an employment contract.
Teaching area: Theory of dance, choreography, performance.
Teaching responsibilities: 6 course hours
To be occupied from: 1 October 2017, Ref. no.: 4/1411/16
The HZT Inter-University Centre for Dance www.hzt-berlin.de is an internationally oriented teaching institution for contemporary dance, choreography and performance jointly run by the Berlin University of the Arts and the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art, and in cooperation with TanzRaumBerlin, a network from the professional dance scene. Three courses of study are established at the HZT: Solo/Dance/Authorship (MA), Choreography (MA) and Dance, Context, Choreography (BA).
Job description: Teaching at the interface between artistic and academic practice, mainly in the Solo/ Dance/Authorship Master’s course (MA SODA), and in the teaching formats of the HZT Berlin at Bachelor’s and Master’s level; artistic and theoretical supervision of student self-authored performance, documentation and written work; instigation and supervision of trans-disciplinary modes of working; conception, contextualisation and delivery of practice-theoretical and discursive input, placing questions of individual body-based performance, dance and choreography; supervision and development of learner-driven artistic research practices and outcomes, through modes such as textual practice, artistic work book, performative and academic writing; cooperating in the setting up and development of the research unit at the HZT Berlin, developing research focuses; intensifying German and international contacts and collaboration in the active shaping of cooperation projects and networks; administrative and coordination tasks in the academic self-administration, as well as cooperation in the further development of the Solo/Dance/Authorship Master’s course.
The following are required: extensive working knowledge and experience in artistic-academic processes in the area of dance, choreography, performance and theatre, with a focus on individual body-based performance; own artistic and/or dramaturgical or curatorial practice as well as own academic practice; own profile and experience in artistic-academic practice, research, teaching and theoretical discourse; comprehensive knowledge in and contact to German and international dance and performance scene in the context of contemporary artistic developments; outstanding artistic-academic profile that fits in with the alignment of the HZT and the Solo/Dance/Authorship Master’s course; a good command of the English language, written and spoken.
The following are expected: a PhD or an internationally comparable artistic-academic qualification, or ongoing or planned doctorate studies; a marked interest and experience in bringing one’s own artistic-academic practices into a programme of teaching; proof of experience in university teaching, mediation or comparable; a work-related knowledge of the German language written and spoken, or the willingness to gain these skills; excellent communication skills and team capabilities.
Prerequisites for employment pursuant to § 100 BerlHG.
The Berlin University of the Arts and the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art are particularly committed to the employment and promotion of women; it follows the strategy of gender mainstreaming. Physically challenged persons with the appropriate qualifications will be given preferential consideration. Please indicate this circumstance in the application. Applications from persons with a migrant background who fulfil the qualifications for employment are encouraged.
Please submit your written application in English, specifying the reference no. by 23 January 2017 per post to Universität der Künste Berlin – ZSD 1 -, Postfach 12 05 44, 10595 Berlin. In addition to application documents containing the pertinent information, please send a structured presentation (max. 15,000 characters) of your own area of work and research focuses as well as their potentials for the HZT. This should also contain both structural and content proposals for teaching and/or project formats for the Solo/Dance/ Authorship Master’s course.
For cost reasons, application documents can only be returned if the applicant sends us an enclosed and sufficiently post-paid return envelope.