|Salary:||£47,414 to £55,803|
|Placed On:||15th December 2022|
|Closes:||3rd February 2023|
UCL History of Art is a successful medium-sized department, based within the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, with a very high international reputation. Academic staff have a wide range of approaches to the history of art, working across an expanded global geography and including interests in image cultures, the materials and materiality of art, and visual technologies of all kinds. The Department’s research was ranked 1st in London for Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory by REF 2021 (overall GPA rankings).
The Department houses the Material Studies Laboratory, a research and teaching facility consisting of two laboratory spaces, one dedicated to teaching and handling of materials and artifacts, and a second focusing on the instrumental analysis of heritage materials. The laboratory is used by UCL academics and researchers in addition to undergraduate students. The facility is equipped with instruments for materials characterisation, with a particular focus on mechanical analysis of cultural heritage materials. The laboratory also has portable equipment that can be used for scientific investigations onsite within museum and heritage collections.
About the role
The Department is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer (Grade 8) in the History of Art, Materials and Technology, to begin on 1 September 2023.
The successful candidate will have a background in heritage or material science, conservation, art history or associated fields. The successful candidate would be capable of teaching in and overseeing the running of the Material Studies Laboratory. They would join a thriving department with close links to London’s museums and gallery networks and a university with its own important collections. They would contribute to teaching, take on administrative responsibilities, be research active and generate research income by actively pursuing and applying for appropriate grants.
We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD in any relevant specialism of heritage or material science, conservation (i the built environment and preventive conservation), technical art history, art history or associated fields. We also encourage candidates with interests in material culture, and in exchanges across cultures, . An interest in developing lab-based and/or workshop-oriented teaching in these areas is desirable. Additional experience in museum collections, curatorial practice, studio practice or cultural heritage would be an advantage. The ability and willingness to engage with current debates in the discipline of art history and to work across disciplines are essential.
How to Apply
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Please attach an academic CV and a covering letter addressed to the search committee which clearly demonstrates how you meet the criterion of the person specification. If you submit a comprehensive covering letter you may just write 'see covering letter' in the section of the application questionnaire which requests a personal statement.
The advert will close on Wednesday 1 February 2023 at 23:59 GMT.
Interviews are scheduled to take place in-person in the Department at Gordon Square on: Monday 27 February 2023.
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