Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art University of York Department History of Art United Kingdom

Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art

History of Art
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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£39,609 - £48,677 a year
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The Department of History of Art at York is one of the largest and most dynamic communities of art historians in the UK, with an international reputation for research and teaching over a broad chronological span and diverse media. We have research clusters in Architectural History and Theory, British Art, Medieval Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Renaissance and Early Modern Art, Sculpture, and Stained Glass, and a wide range of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These include distinctive programmes, such as our specialist MA pathways, BA in Curating and Art History and collaboration on the LLM Art Law, and innovative modules on fashion and art history. We now seek to appoint a Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art to intersect with but not replicate our current expertise.

You will have a strong research profile in the modern and contemporary period and will contribute to the department’s profile through high-quality publications, by seeking external research funding, and by demonstrating the impact of your research. You will develop and maintain relationships with museums, galleries, and other organisations involved in modern and contemporary art at local, regional, national, and international levels. You will contribute to the department’s teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including specialist, research-led teaching and supervision of MA and PhD students. The Department is expanding its teaching into new interdisciplinary areas, an ability to contribute to which would be a distinct advantage. You will undertake an appropriate share of administrative responsibilities.

You will have a PhD in History of Art or relevant area, and appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

You will have knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies and a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students. You will possess advanced and relevant IT knowledge and research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals.

You will be expected to demonstrate your ability to contribute to high quality research which has been publicly evidenced, for example, by the presentation of papers at conferences and workshops; participation in public engagement events to disseminate research; the publishing of chapters in text books; the publishing of papers; articles or reviews in academic journals or elsewhere. You will be expected to show evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules, with exemplification of teaching materials.

You will have the ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals, highly developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability: to write and/or contribute to publications and/or to disseminate research findings using other appropriate media; to deliver presentations at conferences or exhibit work at other appropriate events internally and externally; to extend, transform, and apply knowledge from scholarship; to design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area; and to supervise the work of others, for example in research teams or projects or as an MA, PhD or postdoctoral supervisor.


Please direct enquiries to Professor Michael White, michael.white@york.ac.uk or telephone 01904 322978.

Interviews will be held on 31 May 2019 and the post is available from 1 September 2019.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.


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