Lecturer in Art History

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Job description

School/department: History, Art History, and Philosophy – Department of Art History

Hours: full time

Contract: permanent

Reference: 2040

Salary: Lecturer A: starting at £34,956 and rising to £38,183 per annum
Lecturer B: starting at £39,324 and rising to £46,924 per annum

Closing date: 30 June 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected Interview date: w/c 17 July 2017

Expected start date: 01 September 2017

The Department of Art History at Sussex enjoys an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Consistently ranked among the top departments by university guides, and now in its 50th year, it is one of the most distinguished and innovative research-led art history departments in the UK.

An opportunity now exists for a specialist in the visual arts (using this term in its broadest sense, to include architecture, decorative arts, print culture, collecting history, heritage-related issues and practices) of the period c.1200-c.1700, western or non-western.

The post-holder will be expected to consolidate and build on our longstanding teaching and research strength in this area, and our commitment to a long history of art and will also have the capacity to contribute to the current MA in Art History and Museum Curating and the forthcoming MA in Heritage Studies.

They will have a research specialization in any aspect of the visual arts of the period c.1200-c.1700. Depending on their level of experience candidates will also be expected to demonstrate either a track record of grant capture, or clear potential and concrete plans for generating research income, as well as experience of doctoral supervision, or the potential to attract PhD students.

Ideally, the post-holder will have either curatorial experience or a network of close contacts within the museum and gallery and heritage sectors, in order to build on the Department’s existing strengths in this area and to contribute to the University’s wider research activities in creative and performing arts. Knowledge of digital heritage would also be desirable.

The successful candidate will join a thriving, collegial department with a commitment to interdisciplinary study and an intellectually ambitious student community. Research-led teaching, good communication skills, and an ability to work productively as part of a friendly, team-oriented department are essential for this position.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Geoff Quilley, Head of Department, by email.

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to HAHPrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don’t use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Over 90 per cent of Sussex research activity was rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised, confirming the University among the leading 30 research universities in the UK, on a simple average across all scores.