Lecturer in Art History

University of Sussex - History, Art History, and Philosophy – Department of Art History

Salary: Lecturer A: starting at £34,956 and rising to £38,183 per annum 

Lecturer B: starting at £39,324 and rising to £46,924 per annum

Closing date:  30 June 2017. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected Interview date: w/c 17 July 2017

Expected start date: 01 September 2017

The Department of Art History at Sussex enjoys an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Consistently ranked among the top departments by university guides, and now in its 50th year, it is one of the most distinguished and innovative research-led art history departments in the UK.

An opportunity now exists for a specialist in the visual arts (using this term in its broadest sense, to include architecture, decorative arts, print culture, collecting history, heritage-related issues and practices) of the period c.1200-c.1700, western or non-western.

The post-holder will be expected to consolidate and build on our longstanding teaching and research strength in this area, and our commitment to a long history of art and will also have the capacity to contribute to the current MA in Art History and Museum Curating and the forthcoming MA in Heritage Studies

They will have a research specialization in any aspect of the visual arts of the period c.1200-c.1700. Depending on their level of experience candidates will also be expected to demonstrate either a track record of grant capture, or clear potential and concrete plans for generating research income, as well as experience of doctoral supervision, or the potential to attract PhD students.

Ideally, the post-holder will have either curatorial experience or a network of close contacts within the museum and gallery and heritage sectors, in order to build on the Department’s existing strengths in this area and to contribute to the University’s wider research activities in creative and performing arts. Knowledge of digital heritage would also be desirable.

The successful candidate will join a thriving, collegial department with a commitment to interdisciplinary study and an intellectually ambitious student community. Research-led teaching, good communication skills, and an ability to work productively as part of a friendly, team-oriented department are essential for this position.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Geoff Quilley, Head of Department, by email on g.quilley@sussex.ac.uk.

For full details and how to apply see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

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