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Lecturer in Visual Cultures (Curating)

Goldsmiths, University of London

Location: New Cross
Salary: £38,454 to £51,919
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd May 2019
Closes: 21st June 2019
Job Ref: 388517

The Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University of London has a distinctive focus on modern and contemporary artistic visual and spatial practices. Taking an interdisciplinary approach we look at these practices in an international context and consider the ways in which they engage with urgent social cultural and political issues. We explore visual culture within a framework of critical theory philosophy performance studies art history and cultural studies. Areas of particular interest include cultural difference performativity curatorial strategy aurality encounters with audiences and the production of subjectivities. Our approach to learning teaching and research is exploratory and innovative yet rigorous. Our degrees deliberately move away from chronological histories: the innovative art of our time arises out of the conflict of ideas and we study it from an approach grounded in argument and debate.

We are looking to appoint an academic with specialist research and teaching in modern and contemporary art and experience of working in contemporary art or cultural institutions whether as project manager curator programmer education officer events manager or similar. We hope to appoint an applicant with both research and practice in the expanded field of the curatorial which could include performative interventions in public culture and the social field. The main duties accruing to this role would be contributing to the BA in Curating but also leading the Placement module of our BA in History of Art (amongst other teaching on that programme).

The BA Curating is an exciting new undergraduate programme which teaches histories and theories of curating and education in visual arts practice alongside contemporary debates about the public sphere. The programme entails a number of partnerships with key London-based institutions within which students will develop their final year group projects. The person appointed to this role will be expected to help develop the nature of these partnerships.

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