Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
For the winter semester of 2021/22, KHM is seeking to appoint a Professor of Transversal Aesthetics (academic salary band “W3”) on a permanent basis to join its Art and Media Studies department. Reflecting the transdisciplinary ethos of KHM, the successful candidate will be engaging with aesthetic and cultural processes based on an understanding of perception as translation. In this context, translation connotes a transversal approach that perceives the entanglement of time and space within the context of cultural, social, political and economic determinants, as well as reflecting the relationship between ecologies and organisms. Advancing epistemological methodologies towards dimensions of affect, as well as sustainable degrowth and post-colonial/ decolonial epistemologies, this professorship will investigate new forms of knowledge production. The successful candidate will engage with ethical and societal questions, particularly the conviviality of human and non-human forms of life.