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Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is one of Europe's leading arts universities with around
2'100 students. Our wide range of degree and research programmes covers the fields of
design, film, art, media, music, dance, theatre, art education and transdisciplinary studies.

The Department of Fine Arts is inviting applications for two
Teaching Assistants Master Fine Arts, 50%
Start date: 01 August 2022 or by arrangement

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administrative and organisational tasks
  • Teaching assistance and supporting teaching staff with lesson planning and preparation
  • (research, conceptualisation, organisation)
  • Gaining teaching experience
  • Co-supervision of student projects
  • General tasks (e.g. organising and conceptualising excursions and exhibitions)

We are seeking to appoint two candidates with independent artistic or curatorial practice and
experience and with an interest in acquiring teaching skills early in their careers.
The ideal candidates will have a university degree or an equivalent qualification in the visual
arts. They will be initiative and integrative, have good interpersonal and team skills, as well as
be curious, open-minded and willing to work with students and other staff. Candidates will be
required to relocate to Switzerland (preferably Zurich). They must have a very good (written
and spoken) knowledge of German and English.

Both positions offer appointees the opportunity to work with committed and demanding
students, a well-coordinated programme team, an international network of artists and
theorists as teaching staff and an environment that encourages a critical approach to
exhibition practice. We also offer mid-tier staff progressive employment conditions and a
working environment that enables postholders to develop their own artistic or curatorial
projects alongside their duties as teaching assistants.
The appointments are limited to three years. The successful candidates will be employed in
accordance with the terms and conditions of the Canton of Zurich.

Only online applications will be considered.
Application deadline: 06 March 2022.
Enquiries: Judith Welter, Head of the Master of Fine Arts: