Application deadline:

December 7, 2023

Chair (W2) of History of Architecture and Art History


TUD Dresden University of Technology, as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, the committee welcomes all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, the Institute of Art and Music invites applications for the Chair (W2) of History of Architecture and Art History to be filled as of October 1, 2024.

You (m/f/x) will represent the above-mentioned discipline in research and teaching with the greatest possible systematic breadth. In teaching, you will be responsible for lectures in the subject Art History in both German and English in the degree programs of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science. The faculty also expect your willingness to participate in the interdisciplinary research networks of TUD and to collaborate with DRESDEN-concept partners. The committee would like the candidate to cooperate intensively with the Faculty of Architecture, to be open-minded towards the Digital Humanities, and to participate actively in the design and further development of the eponymous Master’s program.

The committee is looking for a professional with outstanding scientific credentials who can complement and strengthen the profile of our institute. You should have a proven research profile in the field of architecture as well as an additional focus, ideally in the art of the Middle Ages. Regional references to the art history of Dresden and Saxony would be an advantage. You are asked to provide evidence of your relevant research through internationally visible publications. You are expected to participate in the academic self-administration of the university and have experience in the acquisition of third-party funds. Ideally, you also have experience in science communication and public relations activities. Applicants must fulfill the appointment qualification requirements of § 59 of Institutions of Higher Education Act in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSG).

For further questions, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Prof. Dr. Dominik Schrage (

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. The committee therefore expressly encourages women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. The committee welcomes applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Faculty’s Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (Ms. Caroline Friedrich, +49 351 463- 37307) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, +49 351 463-33175).

The committee looks forward to receiving your application by December 7, 2023 (time stamp on the email server or the stamped arrival date of the University Central Mail Service of TUD applies).

Please attach the following documents to your letter of application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts and certificates of academic degrees, list of publications, description of your research and teaching concept (max. one page each), list of previous teaching activities and results of teaching evaluations (preferably of the last three years), list of third-party funding including links to the relevant funding databases or funding certificates, copies of three important publications, brief description of three of your most important achievements in research (max. 100 words each), list of public relations activities (max. one page) and a copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree you have earned.

The committee kindly asks you to submit your application by email. Please use the SecureMail Portal of TUD ( and send your documents in a single PDF document to: If you are applying by regular mail, please also attach your application documents in electronic form (CD or USB thumb drive) and send them to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Dekan, Herrn Prof. Dr. Dominik Schrage, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany.

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