Laurenz Professorship for Contemporary Art (Assistant Professorship without Tenure Track), University of Basel

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Basel invites applications for the Laurenz Professorship of Contemporaray Art (without Tenure Track), starting August 1, 2024.
This Assistant Professorship, funded by the Laurenz Foundation, is limited to a five-year-term.

Your position

We seek an individual with deep knowledge of the entire field of contemporary art, demonstrated in methodologically and theoretically sound research and teaching, who also develops their art historical scholarship in collaboration with artists, curators, and art institutions. From the professorship, which is part of the Department of Art History, we expect independent research, close collaboration with the Schaulager and other art institutions, as well as active participation in the eikones Center and engaging teaching in the BA and MA subject “Art History” and in the MA program “Art History and Image Theory”.

Your profile

Applicants should have completed a distinguished doctoral degree, and should have a strong record of international publications and of teaching in the area of contemporary art.
Excellent proficiency in English is required; excellent proficiency in German is expected.

We offer you

The University of Basel stands for excellence and advocates diversity, equal opportunities and a family-friendly environment.
We assure equal treatment and equal chances of success to candidates, irrespective of personal background.
As the University of Basel aims to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, applications by women are particularly encouraged.

Application / ContactCandidates are requested to submit their application documents electronically by January 19, 2024 in accordance with the instructions provided by the University of Basel’s online application portal (see button below). Only applications submitted via our application portal will be considered.
For further details, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Dr. Martin Lengwiler (Contact:;

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