Chair In Arts And Cultural Heritage

The University of Manchester - Art History, Drama and Musicc

Closing Date : 28/03/2018
Employment Type : Permanent
Duration : Permanent from 1 September 2018
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
School/Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Division : Art History, Drama and Music
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : Professorial scale
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : HUM-11567

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a Chair In Arts And Cultural Heritage, Tenable from 1 September 2018.

The School seeks an exceptional interdisciplinary scholar with a clear strategic and collegiate approach. You will provide vision and leadership in teaching, learning and research at an exciting time for the Institute for Cultural Practices and the department of Art History and Visual Studies, as they develop new collaborations in their research and in their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

You will have an outstanding record of academic publication in visual arts studies, art history and curatorial practice and/or the relationship of the visual arts to the broader creative economy, compatible with inclusion in the university’s submission to REF 2021. You will have a proven track record in attracting external sources of research funding, and in providing research leadership, and will have a clear plan for future bids for external research funding, working in interdisciplinary areas across art history, museology and/or cognate areas.

You will lead the development of an expanded offer for UG and PGT studies within the ICP and AHVS in the areas of art gallery and museums studies, arts market, curatorial practice, contemporary arts practice and the arts, cultural and creative industries and will contribute to teaching on the existing postgraduate programmes within the Institute for Cultural Practices, you may also contribute to the strategic development of courses at undergraduate level relevant to your areas of expertise. These activities will form part of an ambitious and timely expansion at Manchester of teaching, learning and research in subjects related to the creative economy, with the aim of providing significant research impact, knowledge exchange, public engagement and professional development opportunities through engagement in, with and for the arts, and the cultural and creative sectors.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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