Lecturer A in Contemporary Art

Birkbeck, University of London - History of Art

Job Description

The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London invites applications for a Lecturer A in Contemporary Art. The successful candidate will actively contribute to the department's vibrant research community. They will make a full contribution to the Department's teaching and international research profile and engage with School and College-level initiatives relevant to their area of expertise.

Candidate Requirements

Applicants should have a broad knowledge of practices and debates in late twentieth and twenty-first century art; we would prefer candidates to have expertise in the global and the transnational. Ideally, the successful appointee will have a PhD in the History of Art. They will have a growing reputation for research, demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, and will already have acquired teaching experience at degree level; post-graduate teaching experience is also desirable. The successful candidate is expected to teach the History of Art at BA and MA level including designing and convening research-led modules, contributing to team teaching and supervising the research of MPhil/PhD candidates. The position will involve administrative responsibilities within the Department and School of Arts, including developing the Department's relationship with cultural institutions and research bodies.

About the Department

For further information about the department please visit the following website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/art-history/

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £37,169 rising to £42,483 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3 years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Tuesday 8 May 2018

Interviews will take place on Monday 11 June 2018

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Leslie Topp, Assistant Dean (email: l.topp@bbk.ac.uk).

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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