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Open Position: Professorship for the subject „Classical Dance“ at Folkwang University of the Arts

23 January 2020

The Folkwang University of the Arts has a vacancy for a W2 professorship for the subject “Classical Dance“ to be staffed by 01.04.2021.
The Folkwang University of the Arts is the central place for artistic training in music, theatre, dance, design and academic studies in North Rhine-Westphalia with campus and venues in Essen, Duisburg, Bochum and Dortmund.
The training in classical dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts is closely connected to each of the dance disciplines, particularly to the contemporary dance training and focuses on the dancer’s future profession in contemporary dance and dance theatre practice. The position requires a prominent artistic personality with remarkable pedagogical abilities. The requirements are a degree in dance at university level, expertise as a professional dancer and teaching experience for several years - if possible at a university.
It is also necessary:
  • to show a sound interest and experience in teaching classical dance for contemporary dancers
  • to include an openness towards the various styles of classical dance
Candidates will be expected to be active in the development of the university’s training structures. The position will involve teaching in the bachelor and master study courses and for the Folkwang Tanz Studio. Hiring requirements are determined by § 29 of the Kunsthochschulgesetz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (KunstHG NRW; Art Universities Act of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia).
In addition to teaching, dedicated interdisciplinary collaboration with potentially all study courses of the university is expected. To this effect, applications should contain an exposé on an interdisciplinary teaching concept at Folkwang University of the Arts.
Any questions pertaining to said exposé should be directed via e-mail at vice-president Prof. Elke Seeger, e-mail: elke.seeger(at)folkwang-uni.de.
Assisting in Folkwang University of the Arts‘ didactic development and self-administration boards as well as participating in further developing the study courses is obligatory.
Employment will be permanent with a Privatdienstvertrag (private law employment relationship). In case of pending pedagogic qualifications, employment will be temporary at first.
The salary is based on pay grade W2 of Landesbesoldungsordnung W (LBesO NRW; State Remuneration System W) in conjunction with Besoldungsgesetz für das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen (LBesG NRW; Remuneration Act of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia). Currently, the teaching load is 21 hours per week.
General information about the application procedure
Folkwang University of the Arts is seeking an increase in female employees in those departments where they are underrepresented and thus invites women with pertinent qualifications to apply. Pursuant to the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (Equal Opportunities Act) and in case of equal suitability, qualification and professional performance, women will be given preferential treatment, as long as no predominant reasons are found in the person of a competitor.
Applications of severely disabled persons or persons equated to the former pursuant to § 2 of the Sozialgesetzbuch XI (SGB IX; Social Code Book) are encouraged and will be given preferential treatment in case of equal qualification.
Folkwang University of the Arts is a family-friendly workplace and supports measures for improved compatibility of work and life.
Note on gender-sensitive wording
The Folkwang University of the Arts uses the gender star and gender neutral wording to linguistically include different identities.
Note on data protection
On making your application, you thereby agree to your personal data being temporarily stored and used for the purpose of handling the application and (as appropriate) the recruitment procedure. We treat this data with the greatest care in accordance with the statutory provisions on data protection.
Please direct your application in only one PDF document (without photos) at the President of the Folkwang University of the Arts by using the university’s online application system at www.folkwang-uni.de/stellen. Closing date will be 29.02.2020.
Further information about the offered position will be given by Prof. Ingo Meichsner, e-mail: meichsner(at)folkwang-uni.de.
Any general questions pertaining to human resources should be directed at Maria Morgenstern, e-mail: morgenstern(at)folkwang-uni.de.
Questions about the equal treatment of genders should be directed at our equal opportunity representative Nina Kaiser, e-mail: gleichstellungsbeauftragte(at)folkwang-uni.de.

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