Professorship in History of Architecture and Monument Preservation

University in Bern Institute of Art History


Professorship in History of Architecture and Monument Preservation

Associated Professorship or tenure track Assistant Professorship, 100%

The Professorship is located at the Institute for Art History

We are seeking a scholar with expertise in teaching across the history of architecture and with a research specialization in two fields of architectural history, broadly conceived. Given Bern's status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a strong interest in and engagement with architectural preservation are expected.

Prerequisites include a PhD and either a habilitation/track record equivalent to habilitation (for an associate professorship) or an advanced second research project (for a tenure-track assistant professorship).

The future professor of the History of Architecture and Monument Preservation will also coordinate the Institute of Art History's MA program in Monument Management. Applicants are expected to acquire a good working knowledge of German within two years.

In its hiring practices, the University of Bern is committed to equal opportunity and the promotion of diversity. In particular, it strives to increase the proportion of women in academic leadership positions. In addition, job sharing and dual career options are encouraged. The University of Bern welcomes applications from female scientists, scientists with disabilities and scientists of color.

Date of Appointment: February 1st, 2023.

The application consists of an online questionnaire and the submission of a PDF (maximum 3 MB) including the candidate's CV, a cover letter, lists of publications and courses taught, evaluation results from past teaching, a list of external funding raised, a short description of current research projects, and a list of experiences and engagements in academic committees. Publications are to be submitted only upon special request.

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