With around 2800 students, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is one of the leading tertiary-level arts institutions in Europe. The wide-ranging study and research programme covers the areas of design, film, fine arts, media studies, music, dance, theatre, transdisciplinary research (fstp), and the teaching of arts and design.

As a result of reorganisation in the Department of Performing Arts and Film (DDK), the professorial positions will in future be of key importance in defining and raising the profile of degree programmes in the traditional fields of theatre, dance and film.

 

In particular, the professors are responsible for developing the field-specific study courses, for implementing them in the form of modular courses taught using suitable teaching methodology, and for raising the profile of the courses both within and beyond the ZHdK. Through their artistic practice and/or research in a specific artistic field, the holder of the position will demonstrate that they actively address developments in the profession. We are looking for a suitable person to fill the position of

Professor of Theatre - Directing, 50%
The successful applicant will be responsible for developing the study programme preparing future theatre and opera directors. In this, the classic profile is questioned and compared with developmental opportunities in professional practice.

Close cooperation with the Institute for the Performing Arts and Film (IPF) in research into performative practice is required, and this should be evident in the applicant's research projects. Applicants are required to submit an outline of their intended research in this field.


Application dossier:

In addition to the usual job application documentation, you are required to submit a statement on the following:

  • the characteristics (in brief) of the profession in the current professional environment, and how you see these developing
  • the core skills that are required in the profession
  • proposals for courses and teaching formats suitable for acquiring these skills, in particular with regard to the other courses in the department and/or in the ZHdK
  • plans for your own artistic research activities during the professorship (topics, project formats etc.)


Application dossier:

In addition to the usual job application documentation, you are required to submit a statement on the following:

  • the characteristics (in brief) of the profession in the current professional environment, and how you see these developing
  • the core skills that are required in the profession
  • proposals for courses and teaching formats suitable for acquiring these skills, in particular with regard to the other courses in the department and/or in the ZHdK
  • plans for your own artistic research activities during the professorship (topics, project formats etc.)


Please upload your complete application by clicking on ‘Apply’ at the end of this advertisement. The deadline is 10 January 2018. Please note that we can only accept applications for this position online. Interviews will be held on 24 and 25 January 2018.


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