[spectre] Professor in Sound / Academy of Media Arts Cologne
dirk.specht at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Thu Dec 11 11:54:57 CET 2014
The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM), founded in 1990, is committed
to advancing an interdisciplinary approach to media art, offering a
sophisticated educational concept which connects and integrates the
departments of Art, Film and Television and Art and Media Studies within
a four-year degree course and a two-year postgraduate course in
Audiovisual Media. The acquisition of practical artistic experience
combined with theoretical and technical competences is considered
The Academy invites applications for a Professor in Sound (Level W3
according to German civil service employees' tariff).
The appointee will be expected to cover the extensive field of sound in
research and teaching as well as the entire range of possibilities in
experimental composition within a media context.
We are interested in candidates with an established reputation as
musicians or sound artists, particularly composers, who are interested
in challenging, integrative and cooperative work with students and
colleagues in audiovisual media and open to cross borders between
different artistic and musical genres and categories.
One of the major tasks will be the direction of the sound lab
(Klanglabor), a field for experimental projects and advanced research
and teaching to be operated and further developed as an independent unit
within the departments of Art, Film and Television and Art and Media
Candidates should have a theoretical and scholarly profile in the field
of the chair, particularly an expertise in theory and history,
philosophy and perceptual physiology of music and sounds in general.
Applicants are expected to have excellent knowledge of the materiality
of sounds and of acoustic phenomena in the broadest sense, but also of
generative processes in sound production. We are interested in
candidates dedicated to the socio-political and sub-cultural fields of
contemporary ‘sound worlds’. Although the chair is assigned to the
department of Art and Media Studies, artistic and theoretical courses
are taught on an interdisciplinary level across the different
departements of the KHM.
The chairholder is expected to contribute to the development of
curricular concepts and models within the studies of Audiovisual Media.
Pedagogical aptitude and language skills are a general prerequisite
including the willingness to contribute to the academy’s self-
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 §2 SGB IX (German code of Social Law) are specifically
Please submit your complete application by February 06, 2015 to
Rektor der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
For further information please contact Thomas Hauch on extension
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