Lecturer in Art History and Curatorship

Melbourne, Australia
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Culture and Communication
Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 17% superannuation

The School of Culture and Communication’s Art History and Art Curatorship Program is seeking to appoint a Level B Lecturer in Art History and Art Curatorship. We are seeking an energetic and committed individual who is able to contribute to the Program’s teaching and research with particular emphasis on the Program’s long-established leadership in the field of Art Curatorial Studies. Applicants will be expected to have a PhD and research and publication profile in Art History and Art Curatorship, with a particular specialisation in an area of art museum/curatorial studies.

It is envisaged that you will have some experience in conceptualising, developing and managing exhibitions, public programs and events within the Galleries, Libraries and Museum sector. You will also have either an established record of research or show clear potential for future research accomplishment in the area of art history/curatorial studies.

You will be expected to have teaching expertise and be able to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. There are also opportunities for postgraduate and honours student supervision, and you will need to contribute to administration and subject coordination of the existing curricula in the Master of Art Curatorship, with further potential, as well, for teaching into the Program’s undergraduate art history program, as required.

The School is seeking an appointee with broad interests and an ability to relate her/his specialization to the broader teaching and research interests of the Art History and Art Curatorship program. The University of Melbourne sees itself as a global institution and in this context, the Art Curatorship program is also progressing strong alliances with international art developments and partnerships.

The Art History and Art Curatorship program is located in the School of Culture and Communication, one of five Schools in the Faculty of Arts. The School hosts a range of undergraduate and graduate teaching programs including English, Global Media and Communication, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Arts and Cultural Management, Creative Writing, and Publishing and Editing.

The School also hosts major research concentrations including a node of the ARC Centre for Excellence in the History of Emotions, the Research Unit for Public Cultures, the Australian Centre, and the Transformative Technologies Research Unit that contribute to the University’s Engagement agenda while delivering high quality research.

The research and teaching program in Art History and Art Curatorship at Melbourne has led the discipline in Australia for many decades. Its alumni occupy positions as scholars in leading universities as well as in major collecting and exhibition institutions in Australia and internationally. In the Excellence of Research in Australia rankings, the research area of art history within the University is ranked with a high score of 4.

The University’s art historians carry out research across a range of fields including in modern and contemporary art, Renaissance and Baroque art, nineteenth century art, Asian art, contemporary curatorship, and indigenous, colonial, modern and contemporary Australian art. The program currently delivers a Major within the Bachelor of Arts, offers a Master of Arts Curatorship, as well as collaborating with cognate Masters degrees in Arts and Cultural Management, and in Cultural Materials Conservation.

Its staff and students benefit in teaching and research from the extensive collections of the University library, museums and the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the historic and beautiful, inner-city Parkville campus, as well as from collaborations with the School of Art in the Victorian College of the Arts, also part of the University of Melbourne and one of Australia’s top art schools. The School is a thriving interdisciplinary research environment with a strong research culture that supports research centres and institutes such as the Centre for the History of Emotions, the Research Unit for Public Culture and the Australia Centre.

Position Description

Advertised: 15 Oct 2018 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 15 Nov 2018 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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