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University professorship

in accordance with § 98 Austrian University Act 2002 (Universitätsgesetz 2002) at the Institute for Fine Arts in the field of „Art and Time | Photography“.

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Tu 18.6.2024

The following position at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is advertised: 

University professorship 

in accordance with § 98 Austrian University Act 2002 (Universitätsgesetz 2002) at the Institute for Fine Arts in the field of „Art and Time | Photography“. This full-time professorship is offered for a period of 5 years, starting on 15 September 2025. 

We are looking for an internationally distinguished artist with an outstanding position in the international art field, who has set standards through their artistic work and has knowledge of current art discourses and methods – especially in the field of photography. 

Conditions of employment 

  • a university or college degree appropriate to the position or equivalent artistic aptitude
  • internationally recognized work and artistic practice in the context of photography
  • outstanding artistic qualification in the field of photography with special consideration of contemporary debates on e.g.:
  • new approaches in dealing with photographic production in terms of use, materiality and presentation
  • critically questioning the medium of photography in relation to memory, historicity and identity
  • the focus on postcolonial perspectives, the deconstruction of colonial images and the reconstruction of underrepresented narratives
  • reflecting on algorithmic mechanisms of selection and the use of VR, AR and AI in photographic practice
  • the ability to develop and access the arts within the framework of the Academy of Fine Arts
  • competence to lead and organize teaching within a department
  • competence to artistically support and promote students
  • submission of an academic teaching concept on the motivation, contents and intentions of artistic teaching as well as proof of teaching experience appropriate to the position
  • general anti-discriminatory understanding and the willingness to further improve these skills
  • submission of a statement on the applicant’s anti-discriminatory understanding of teaching, research and academic self-administration
  • willingness to closely cooperate with the professors and staff of the departments and workshops of the Institute for Fine Arts in terms of study contents and organization
  • willingness to participate in the committees of the University’s self-administration
  • willingness to engage in internal and public activities, interdisciplinary projects and cooperations
  • very good knowledge of German and/or English and the willingness to learn the other language
  • willingness to choose Vienna as place of residence

The teaching commitment includes at least individual artistic lessons of 17 hours per week in the central artistic subject „Art and Time | Photography“ in the field of Fine Arts. 

The monthly gross salary according to the collective agreement for university employees in salary group A1 currently amounts to Euro 6.362,50. 

Interested parties please apply enclosing a cover letter, CV, teaching concept and a statement on your anti-discriminatory understanding of teaching, research and academic self-administration by 18 June 2024 via: 

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna strives to increase the representation of women and strongly requests applications from qualified women. Furthermore, the Academy strives to create application and working conditions that are as accessible as possible. In this context, the Academy actively supports the application of people with disabilities. Applicants can contact the Human Resources Department or the Academy's disability representatives in advance. Applicants are not entitled to compensation for travel and accommodation expenses incurred in connection with the admission procedure.