Vacancy: Professorship in East Asian Art History with a specialization in Japanese Art (Heidelberg University)

Date of event:   25/03/2024 − 25/03/2024

Position: W3 professorship in East Asian Art History with a specialization in Japanese Art (f/m/d)
Application deadline: 25 March 2024
Institution: The Faculty of Philosophy at Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

The Faculty of Philosophy at Heidelberg University invites applications for a W3 professorship in East Asian Art History with a specialization in Japanese Art (f/m/d), University of Heidelberg to be filled as early as possible. The professorship is based at the Center for East Asian Studies (ZO) and shares in the resources of the Institute. The Center for East Asian Studies is part of the vibrant community of the Center for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS); further opportunities for collaboration exist with the art history disciplines represented at Heidelberg University (Byzantine Archaeology and Art History, Global Art History, and the Institute for European Art History) and with many other disciplines in the humanities at Heidelberg University.

Applicants are expected to represent the art history of Japan in all its facets. Linguistic skills appropriate to this task are a prerequisite, such as fluency in contemporary and historic forms of the Japanese language. Expertise spanning several forms of art and consideration of current social, political, and cultural developments in the light of their historical perspectives is desirable.

Willingness is expected to actively participate in the teaching (undergraduate and graduate programs) and research structures (including third-party funding and digital humanities) of the ZO and to further develop them with regard to their quality and strategic orientation.

Prerequisites for application are a university degree, an excellent PhD, and successful teaching experience. Additional requirements are a “Habilitation” or, alternatively, a positively evaluated junior professorship, a second book, or a tenured professorship (in accordance with article 47, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the state of Baden-Württemberg).

The application deadline is March 25, 2024. Please send your application with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and courses as well as your five most important publications (application documents summarized in one PDF file, the publications as five separate PDF files) to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Heidelberg, Voßstr. 2, Gebäude 37, 69115 Heidelberg, E-mail:

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

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