Offer 58 out of 78 from 27/09/21, 00:00


Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Department of Philosophy and Humanities - Institute of Theater Studies

University Professor of Film Studies

Working field:

The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of film studies.


Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).

Successful candidates will have specialized in the aesthetics of audiovisual media and media theory and have an excellent interdisciplinary research profile. Candidates should be able to demonstrate internationally visible, outstanding research activities and teaching in film studies at the university level. They will be expected to have experience in working with research associations and acquiring and implementing externally funded research projects.

Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Section 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities: Successful candidates will participate in interdisciplinary research partnerships and initiate partnerships of this nature where possible. They will work in close cooperation with film, media, and cultural institutions as well as external research institutions. In addition to teaching in German, the appointed professor will also be able to conduct courses in English. They will also be expected to engage with gender and diversity issues as part of their research and teaching.

How to apply:

Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of teaching aptitude. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, externally funded projects and, if necessary, language certificates. If applicable, please give information on partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.

Please submit all application materials electronically as one PDF file (maximum 5 MB) by October 28th, 2021. Be sure to include a personal postal address and email, as well as the reference code for the position. For formal purposes, (i.e., for formatting application documents), you may use the following postal address, but please send your application to the e-mail address below:

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften
Ms. Hehn
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin


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