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HKS Ottersberg

Open call for a Professor Position

The HKS Ottersberg, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, invites applications for a full time professorship (m/f/d)

Performing Arts in Social Contexts with one of the concentrations: Applied Theatre, Directing, Acting, Performance or Applied Dance, Choreography, Dance, Performance.

The position seeks an innovative artist who takes a clear position on the future of performative arts in social contexts. The incumbent will serve as the rotating chair of the Dance and Theatre in Social Contexts program and, in particular, one of the Dance or Theatre majors. They coordinate the development of the subject in terms of content and structure in consultation with the faculty and students of the program.

The position holder contributes decisively to the profiling of the artistic research and teaching of the study program. This includes the implementation of artistic research and development projects in social contexts.

The language of instruction is German.

The teaching commitment is 18 teaching hours per week. The position is suitable for part-time work and can be split if necessary.

The requirements for employment result from § 25 of the Lower Saxony University Act. Detailed requirements can be found in the detailed announcement at

Applicants are expected to be willing to participate in self-government tasks and in the further development of the study programmes.

Remuneration is paid according to the company's internal tariff. Information can be obtained from the personnel administration.

The position is initially limited to two years. If the evaluation is positive, the position will then be made permanent.

The HKS Ottersberg, founded in 1967 and officially recognised since 1984, offers Bachelor's and Master's programmes in artistic and artistically applied fields. Around 350 students and 20 employees form the academic community. In the courses of study, artistic and scientific approaches to knowledge are closely intertwined and linked to the requirements of the fields of application and profession. We stand for future-oriented thinking, committed teaching, and multi-layered networking with our partners in culture and society and for intensive regional, national and international cooperation.

The Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen, Ottersberg appreciates the diversity of its members and pursues the goals of equal opportunities. It aims to increase the proportion of women and other marginalised groups in research and teaching and strongly encourages qualified individuals to apply. Applications from persons with the gender entry "diverse" in the register of civil status are expressly welcome. International applications are also welcome. Severely disabled persons are given preferential consideration if they are equally suitable.

Further information can be obtained from the chair of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr. Maren Witte, and the personnel administration, Heike Bruns. Contact details can be found in the detailed call for applications at

Please send your application in electronic form only, quoting the reference number, by 31.08.2022 to

Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen, Ottersberg
Academic principal for research, studies and teaching
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schmid
Reference Number 22/1
Große Straße 107
D - 28870 Ottersberg

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