Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art Business

Sotheby's Institute of Art - London

Founded in 1969, Sotheby's Institute of Art - London is among the world's leading postgraduate level institutions offering Master’s Degree programmes and Semester, Summer and Short Courses in art scholarship, connoisseurship and art business.  As well as Institutes in London and New York, Sotheby’s Institute of Art has partnerships in both Los Angeles and Beijing.  The University of Manchester validates our academic courses, ensuring that we are firmly placed within the UK higher education landscape.

The MA in Art Business is a distinctive and internationally known postgraduate programme of study which combines art and business studies in an academic and vocational composite. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art Business is a key member of the full-time team which leads the teaching and development of the MA in Art Business.

This exciting opportunity will suit someone holding a PhD in an area related to one or more units of the programme.  He/she will lead at least one of the 15-credit electives and contribute to others, facilitating the future development of the Art Business programme through a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary practices, research and pedagogy in the field.

The appointee will:

  • Lead, teach and assess units within the MA in Art Business
  • Act as a seminar leader for the Navigating the Art World unit
  • Supervise dissertations in Art Business
  • Accompany study trips at home and in Europe
  • Assist the MA Art Business Programme Director in the smooth day-to-day running of the programme, and of the academic quality and pastoral welfare of the students
  • Advise the MA Art Business programme team and Institute colleagues on a regular basis concerning developments in relevant national and international aspects of the world of art business
  • Incorporate new and relevant information and ideas into the MA programme as and when required.

Candidates should have:

  • A PhD in an area related to one of more units of the programme 
  • Excellent communications skills, flexibility and interpersonal skills
  • A student-centred approach
  • The ability to work within a small committed academic team, to be collegial, a team player, and to liaise closely with programme coordinators

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to vacancies@sothebysinstitute.com, explaining concisely your suitability for the role.  Review of applications will begin immediately, with a closing date of Tuesday 3rd April 2018.  Preliminary interviews will take place on Tuesday 10th April.

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