Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History and Curatorship

Canberra, Australia
$174,814 - $185,279 per annum plus 17% superannuation
05 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level E1 
Salary package: $174,814 - $185,279 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing

Position overview

The ANU School of Art & Design (SOA&D) is focused on achieving excellence in research and teaching in accordance with its position within Australia’s highly ranked university. The School is seeking to employ a Professor of Art History and Curatorship who will have a leadership role as Director of the Centre for Art History and Art Theory (CAHAT) working actively with disciplines in the School of Art & Design.

This position is aligned with the Sir William Dobell Chair, a prestigious Chair supported for over 30 years by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation in memory of the Archibald prize-winning Australian artist Sir William Dobell. The Chair supports excellent art history and curatorial scholarship. The successful candidate will provide an annual report to the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and oversee the annual Sir William Dobell Lecture held at the ANU School of Art & Design.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar with expertise in Art History and Curatorship, leading the development of research and teaching in the Centre. The position will facilitate links and partnerships across the University, nationally and internationally, building on the School and Centre’s reputation.

The position represents a unique opportunity to contribute to and build on an ambitious, future-focused program within a vibrant, internationally ranked university.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

Enquiries: Professor Rae Frances, College Dean - T: (02) 6125 3050 E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.