Junior Professorship (Assistant Professorship) in Cultures of Dance Knowledge and Dance Dissemination (Pay Scale W1) with an option for Tenure Track

University of Music and Dance, Cologne, Germany
Due January 16, 2019

We are seeking an academic persona who establishes a research focus in a contemporary context on dance-artistic knowledge forms and dissemination practices in such areas as dance techniques, theory-practice formats, cultural education or artistic research. Areas of responsibility comprise teaching in the artistic, pedagogical and scientific courses of study at the CCD. Tasks also include the planning and coordination of interdisciplinary and inter-degree projects – either within the university or with partners in the professional field – and the supervision of student theses.

Our Requirements

  •  Outstanding dance-related doctorate or PhD dissertation

  •  Research expertise in dance studies and cultural studies with a practice-theoretically based research profile

  •  Exceptional and wide ranging knowledge of the contemporary dance field (artistic processes, institutions and


  •  Practical experience in the field (e.g. dance training, dramaturgy, choreography, curation)

  •  Excellent communications skills (in German and English)

  •  Regular and considerable presence in Cologne


 University teaching experience Special emphasis is placed on a regular teaching presence.

Furthermore, the terms of employment shall arise from § 29 of the Law on the Art Schools of North Rhine-Westphalia (“Gesetz über die Kunsthochschulen des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen”). Employment shall be a private law employment relationship initially with a fixed term of three years. The University for Music and Dance Cologne aims to increase the proportion of female professors and explicitly calls upon qualified women to apply. Applications from suitable severely disabled and equivalent persons within the meaning of § 2, Section 3, Part I of SGB IX (German Social Code) are also welcome.

The interview process is scheduled for calendar week 12 of 2019.

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