Uni Cologne: Professorship (W2) "Popular Culture Studies"

23 October, 2015

The Department of Media Culture and Theatre, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at the University of Cologne welcomes applications for the following position

Professorship (W2) "Popular Culture Studies"

The position is to begin April 1st, 2016.

The Professorship represents the study of popular culture in a broad historical and methodological perspective. This can encompass sociological, anthropological and Cultural Studies approaches – a focus on media in the broadest sense is mandatory.

The future job holder is expected to be committed to teaching and research in the context of the Department of Media Culture and Theatre. The successful candidate is also supposed to teach within the unit “Fächergruppe 1” which also includes the Department of Art History and the Department of Musicology.

The professorship’s teaching commitments include degree courses in the various programs of “Medienkulturwissenschaft”, equally on the BA- as well as on the MA-level. In addition the future appointee is expected to contribute to the planned MA-program inter artes in cooperation with the Departments of Art History and Musicology.

For further information regarding the general conditions of employment, please see § 36 of the Law on Higher Education NRW.

The University of Cologne is an equal opportunities employer. Applications by severely disabled people are encouraged. If other abilities are equal, seriously disabled persons are given a preferential treatment. Applications from women are specifically encouraged. Women’s applications are given a preferential treatment, if their abilities, aptitude and professional performance are equal with those of the fellow applicants, unless reasons concerning the person of a fellow applicant are predominant.

Please direct your application up to 27th November, 2015 to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne, Germany including the usual documents (CV as well as list of publications, classes taught, teaching evaluation if available, and copies of official certificates) – please do not send originals as they will not be returned. 

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