Professor in the History of Visual Culture

Durham (GB)
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor in the History of Visual Culture 

The role 

Based in one of the UK's leading centres for the study of history, you will make an important contribution to the development of a dynamic research culture, building on the expertise of a strong group of historians of Visual Culture. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University's important collections in the field, you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about the History of Visual Culture, you will help to develop and extend our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and share your enthusiasm through exceptional teaching. At Durham, you will benefit from a strong commitment to intra- and inter-disciplinary research, and from the resources of a host of specialist Research Institutes and Centres. These include the Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures (CVAC), which you will help to lead. You will also enjoy the advantages of a mentoring scheme to develop you as a historian, teacher and leader in the discipline and beyond.

You'll need 

  • A good first degree, complemented by a PhD in History or a related subject.
  • The proven ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • Proof that you have led national or international research groups and networks, mentoring early career researchers and making an internationally recognized contribution to the development of research fields.
  • A track record of contributing significantly to the development of PhD programmes and the supervision of PhD students.
  • The proven ability to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability to attain the rank of Principal Fellow of HEA.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Vacancy Reference: HIST19-59