Lecturer in Islamic Art

Sydney, Australia
07 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
School of Literature, Art & Media
Department of Art History

  • Contribute to the well-respected teaching programs in Art History
  • Benefit from working in a collegial team environment in a major growth area for the Department and Faculty
  • Continuing, full-time position; remuneration package: $120K to $143K which includes salary, leaving loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity

The Department of Art History at the University of Sydney invites applications for a full-time, continuing position in the arts, architecture and/or material culture of the Islamic world. Area and period of specialisation are open, but candidates whose work complements existing departmental strengths in the early modern world (ca. 1400-1900) and who demonstrate engagement with global, transcultural, and transregional currents in the discipline are especially welcome. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose work engages with Islamic arts of the Persianate and/or Indian Ocean worlds, and demonstrates current critical and theoretical approaches within the discipline. We encourage candidates with interests in object-oriented teaching and/or experience in Curatorial, Museum and Heritage Studies, as well as those able to create connections with other University strengths, including in South, Southeast, or East Asian, and/or Arabic Studies.

This academic position reports to the Chair of Department and requires an energetic and committed individual to take on academic teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and research responsibilities relating to critical, object-based models of art history and theory. Due to the nature of the academic program, some evening work is required.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an academic who will:

  • coordinate and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate units of study on the arts, architecture and/or material culture of the Islamic world.
  • supervise Honours and Postgraduate research.
  • contribute to the research culture of the Department and the University.

About us

Housed in the School of Literature, Arts and Media, the Department of Art History is the leading department of its kind in Australia. The Department was founded in 1967 as part of the Power Institute of Fine Arts. Over time the Department has responded not only to radical transformations in the nature of art history, but to the explosion of 'visual studies' into the areas of film, television and digital cultures, into photography and video, design, costume, style and cultural studies. The Department has also responded to its geographical and cultural location by introducing the study of Aboriginal and Asian Art. The University of Sydney is the only university in New South Wales to teach a breadth and depth of art from across the world and through many centuries, as well as focus on the relationship between the still and moving image.

The Department coordinates the Art History program, including the Masters in Art Curating, and also co-coordinates the Film Studies and Museum and Heritage Studies programs.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
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For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 pm, 7 March 2018 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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