Professorship in Art History of the Early Modern Period

University of Basel Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professorship in Art History of the Early Modern Period (open rank)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Basel invites applications for a professorship in Art History of the Early Modern Period, starting February 1, 2025 or by appointment.

Your position

The position is part of the Department of Arts, Media, and Philosophy. We expect the professor to be active in the BA and MA programs in art history, in the MA program in art history and image theory, in the eikones doctoral program, and in Basel's interdisciplinary cluster in early modern studies. The successful candidate should be dedicated to teaching, participate in national and international research projects, secure external funding for projects, and be active in university committees.

Your profile

We seek an individual whose teaching and research addresses both the historical depth and breadth of artistic media and techniques from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Teaching and research should encompass at least two different focal areas of European art history and should open up new perspectives on the profound aesthetic, religious, epistemic, and economic transformations of art in the early modern period.
Applicants should demonstrate an outstanding publication record and show international scholarly activities since receiving their PhD.
Excellent proficiency in English is required; proficiency in German or, alternatively, a commitment to learn German within two years of the appointment 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 / Contact

Candidates are requested to submit their application documents electronically by June 12 2023 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: