[rohrpost] Academy of Media Arts (KHM) Department of Art seeks a full-time professor in networks (W2)

Thomas Hawranke thomas at n7a.org
Di Apr 12 13:38:28 CEST 2016

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) <http://www.khm.de/en/>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 

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).


Thomas Hawranke
Künstl.-wiss. Mitarbeiter Kunst /Transmedialer Raum
Academy of Media Arts Cologne
thomas.hawranke at khm.de

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