Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) – Professor in Networks

Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
50676 Cologne Germany
T +49 (0)221 20189 0

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) is committed to advancing interdisciplinary approaches to media art. Students are free to choose from a wide range of sophisticated theoretical and project-based courses leading to a diploma (Diploma I, II). The acquisition of practical artistic experience combined with theoretical and technical competences is considered paramount.

The Academy of Media Arts/Department Art invites applications for:
Professor in Networks (Level W2 according to German civil service employees’ tariff)
It is a full-time position, limited to 6 years. The position should ideally be filled by winter 2016.

We are looking for an artist who covers the fields of contemporary media and global networked systems and whose practice includes a focus on deconstructing, revealing and reinterpreting the hidden structures of network aesthetics and functions.

The candidate will be expected to be open-minded and inquisitive. His/her artistic practice and research is expected to cover areas such as but not limited to: “Big Data,” “the Internet of Things,” “Quantified Self,” “Network Effects,” “Affective Computing,” “Politics of the Web.” The Academy of Media Arts is involved in developing courses that address the myriad fusions of physical and digital space today. The teaching position shall be characterized by a strong reflection of and artistic intervention into these processes, the results of which may manifest themselves online and/or in real, physical settings. Critical artistic knowledge of network technologies is prerequisite.

The decisive criteria is outstanding artistic talent. Further requirements are specified in section 29 Kunsthochschulgesetz NRW. Pedagogical aptitude is a general prerequisite as is the willingness to contribute to the academy’s self-organization. German language skills are desirable.

The KHM strives to raise its female quota in research and teaching positions. Applications by women will be given priority if qualifications and professional expertise are equivalent to those of male applicants and reasons specific to individual candidates do not prevail. Applications by disabled persons and those with equal status according section 2 SGB IX (German Code of Social Law) are specifically encouraged.

Please submit your complete application materials in either hard copy or online within four weeks, not later than April 29 to the: Rector of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM).

Submitted material should include a CV, full address details, a cover letter, and a portfolio, i.e. relevant documentation of artistic work. If posting hard copy materials, please include a USB flash drive; if you are sending your application via e-mail, please note that we cannot accept large attachments; please supply a link to a downloadable file instead (where applicable).