mardi 20 septembre 2011



The following position is available at the Berlin University of the Arts at the Inter-University Centre for Dance: Professor at an Arts University– BesGr. W 3 – limited to five years with the possibility of an extension and/or tenure.

Teaching field: contemporary dance.
Teaching hours: 18 per week / 30 per academic year

To be filled: April 1st 2012
Index number: 4/1281/11

The HZT (http// is an internationally oriented educational institution for contemporary dance and choreography under the administration of the Berlin University of the Arts and the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch” Berlin and in cooperation with TanzRaumBerlin, a network of the professional dance scene. Three study programmes are presently established at the HZT: Contemporary Dance, Context, Choreography (BA), Solo/Dance/Authorship (MA, in English) and Choreography (MA).

Job description: The future job holder is expected to systematically continue to develop the three study programmes and sharpen the HZT’s profile by closely cooperating with all teaching staff and being actively involved in the relevant artistic context for contemporary dance. It is expected that he or she will intensify national and international contacts and be involved in shaping relevant networks. The future job holder is expected to take on the directorship of the HZT and thus assignments relating to academic administration of the institution; it is also expected that he or she will be entrusted with the coordination of HZT with the two universities responsible for the HZT administration. To do so, a reduction of teaching duties to 50% is planned.

Qualifications: A person of international standing is being sought who has an established profile in the field of contemporary dance and choreography. The applicant should have extensive experience with artistic processes, especially in dance and choreography. He or she should have wide-ranging knowledge on the issues relating to a practice-oriented dance and choreography study programme in relationship to the complex developments in the broad context of contemporary art. Preferred: experience in dealing with academic work and projects at the interface between research and artistic practice; experience in organizing and designing study programmes according to the principle of the Bologna process; experience in directing artistic and/or educational institutional programmes; expansive knowledge of the international dance scene and its working conditions; fluency in German and English, both spoken and written. We request that you attach a concept to your application that includes structural suggestions for the further artistic and educational development of the HZT and its study programmes; please explain the concept. Employment prerequisites in accordance with § 100 of the Berliner Hochschulgesetz (BerlHG).

The Berlin Academy of the Arts and the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch” Berlin make particular efforts to employ and support women; they follow the strategy of gender mainstreaming. Certified handicapped applicants will be given preference if all other qualifications are equal. If applicable, please make note of your handicapped status in the application. Applications from people with an immigrant background who meet the employment prerequisites are particularly welcomed.

Applications with relevant documents must be sent to the Universität der Künste Berlin - ZSD 1 -, Postfach 12 05 44, 10595 Berlin with reference to the index number by October 15th 2011.

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