Elephant in the Lichthalle during Peter Kubelkas Gasthof, ca. 1983, photo: Hans Wagner

Leader of Production Studio

We are seeking a Leader of the new Production Studio (d/f/m), beginning on October 1, 2021.

The position of a teacher for special tasks (§ 66 Hessian Higher Education Act) is for an initial 4-year full-time contract, grouping according to TV-Hessen (if the requirements are met EG 13 TV-Hessen).

The teacher for special tasks will manages the new production studio for digital processes with focus on immersive digital technologies such as virtual reality (VR), extended reality (XR), augmented reality (AR), and Physical Computing.

You can expect a diverse range of tasks in an artistic institution with about 200 English-speaking students from over 40 different nationalities. You will be responsible for initiating and managing a new workshop for students experimenting across a broad field of digital practices. You will mentor students interested in programming, data processing applications (e.g. MAX/MSP and Pure Data) and Physical Computing hardware and software including Raspberry Pi Microcomputers and Arduino Platform.

The Städelschule seeks applicants with innovative approaches to advancing contemporary art practices using new digital technologies who share a serious commitment to student art education.

Your responsibilities:

  • Conceive, initiate, and develop a new Production Studio
  • Independent management of Production Studio located at Daimlerstraße 32
  • Artistic support and supervision of students is the main focus of the position
  • Deliver technical workshops with a focus on the following areas: VR, XR, AR, CGI, Physical Computing and Programming
  • Instruction on equipment usage and management of technical resources
  • Maintain a broad familiarity with current applications of these processes within contemporary artistic practices
  • Familiarity with the history of new media as well as its developments and evolutions from the 1960s onwards, and an understanding of the role artists from all over the world have played in this development

Your qualifications:

  • Very positive attitude toward students and a strong work ethic
  • Successfully completed (technical) university studies in the artistic and/or digital field
  • Experience working with artists
  • Evidence of pedagogical and didactic aptitude and experience teaching programming, data processing applications (e.g. MAX/MSP and Pure Data) and Physical Computing hardware and software including Raspberry Pi Microcomputers and Arduino Platform
  • Artistic empathy for student projects is a prerequisite
  • Track record of practice in the field of contemporary media is desired as well as an open-mindedness for experimental work
  • Fluent in German with very good knowledge of English (classes are conducted in English)
  • Competence in at least one programming language
  • Gender competence in the sense of recognizing relevant gender aspects and dealing with them in a manner directed towards gender equality
  • Competence with regard to anti-discrimination.

The Städelschule aims to increase the proportion of women in artistic and academic staff and in management positions and strongly encourages applications from qualified women, who will be given preferential consideration if they have the same qualifications until they reach a 50% quota in the respective staff category. Likewise, the Städelschule is committed to anti-discriminatory measures in its personnel policy. Furthermore, the Städelschule strives to create application and working conditions that are as barrier-free as possible. In this context, the Städelschule actively supports applications from people with disabilities. Applicants are not entitled to reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses incurred as part of the admission process.

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • References
  • A statement of teaching experience (description of teaching approach and philosophy, and description of past or current experience and efforts to promote diversity and inclusion)
  • Sample syllabus
  • Names and contact information of 3 individuals who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation

Please submit your strong application materials as a single PDF to the following e-mail account by July 31, 2021: personal@staedelschule.de with the subject line "Application for Leader of Production Studio at the Städelschule." Review of applications will begin in August and will continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed. Additional materials may be requested after the initial review of applications.

By submitting your application, you agree that your data will be stored and processed electronically for the purpose of the selection process and deleted after the legal retention period has expired. You can find our privacy policy here

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Professor of Cohabitation

We are seeking a full-time Professor for Architecture / Fine Arts, Cohabitation (d/f/m), starting as soon as possible, latest April 1, 2022

In accordance with §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz the Städelschule is seeking a professor, individual or collective team, for the study of architecture with a focus on Cohabitation. This W2 (analogous to the German/Hessian “W-Besoldung” and as an employment relationship) professorship is offered for a period of three years (possibly extensional) starting as soon as possible, latest April 1, 2022.

The Städelschule seeks applicants with innovative approaches to building environments, considers the irreversible impact on the planet, and has an ambitious research agenda, and a serious commitment to teaching students. A demonstrated teaching experience engaging with unconventional ideas of space and thinking architecture in society, as well as questions of equity and social justice.

Conditions of employment:

  • An active rigorous artistic architecture practice
  • A university PhD or college M.A. degree in fine arts or architecture appropriate to the employment
  • An outstanding artistic architecture qualification and working practice in the field of fine arts or architecture with innovative implementation of alternative models
  • Long-term thinking with reference to political discourse and discursive framework conditions in the public sphere
  • In the sense of an interdisciplinary concept of artistic architecture, the contact point to diverse fields of knowledge and technology is desired
  • Proof of international professional activity as well as leadership and vision for the pedagogy for cohabitation as a new innovative field of higher research and practice
  • Ability to develop and access the field of artistic architecture with a vast and diverse network and affiliations
  • Proof of pedagogical and didactic aptitude and teaching experience in the tertiary sector as well as a written statement (max. 5 pages) on the presentation of your own teaching philosophy
  • Willingness as well as ability to interact with the art history, theory, philosophy and curatorial studies professors, instructors, team of the administration and to participate in committees
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or German and the willingness to learn the other language
  • Gender competence in the sense of identifying relevant gender aspects and dealing with them in a manner directed towards gender equality
  • Competence regarding discrimination

The teaching commitment includes individual artistic lessons in the central subject "Cohabitation" in the field of artistic architecture/fine arts as stipulated in § 4 Lehrverpflichtungssatzung of Städelschule.

The Städelschule strives to increase the proportion of women in artistic and scientific personnel and in management positions and strongly encourages applications from qualified women, who will be given priority in case of equal qualification, until a 50% quota is reached in the respective personnel category. Likewise, the Städelschule is committed to anti-discriminatory measures in its personnel policy. Furthermore, the Städelschule strives to create application and working conditions that are as barrier-free as possible. Within this framework, the Städelschule actively supports the application of people with disabilities. Applicants are not entitled to compensation for travel and accommodation expenses incurred in the admission process.

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Written statement on your teaching vision and previous pedagogical experiences (max. 5 pages)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation with contact dates of recommenders
  • List of recent publications

Applications must be sent as a single PDF to the following email account by September 30, 2021: personal@staedelschule.de with the subject: “Application W2 Professor of Cohabitation at Städelschule”. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed. Additional materials may be requested following the initial review of applications and before the invitation to a public lecture as well as an interview to the internal committee on November 15, 2021.

By submitting your application, you explain yourself agreed that your data are electronically stored and processed for the purpose of the selection process and will be deleted after the legal storage period. Here can you find our privacy policy here.

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