Employment: Lectureship/Senior Lectureship/ Reader in Art History, University of Essex

Closing date 31st January 2015

Lectureship/Senior Lectureship/ Reader in Art History,
University of Essex.

The School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex is pleased to invite applications for a post with the rank of Lecturer (with eligibility for permanency), Senior Lecturer, or Reader. We are well represented in 20th and 21st century art and visual culture, and particularly seek someone with expertise in the history of art, architecture, and/or visual culture between the dates of 1300 and 1850.

You will be expected to carry out a vigorous programme of independent research, to contribute broadly to teaching and supervision activities within the School, and to participate in the usual range of administrative duties. Essential qualifications for the post include: a PhD (or one awaiting examination) in Art History or a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience; evidence of research excellence; experience of teaching in a higher education environment or the demonstrable potential for excellence in teaching.

Essex Art History is part of the School of Philosophy and Art History, a community of academics who share a common project of researching and teaching art and ideas. We were ranked in the top ten in the last UK Research Assessment Exercise, and eleventh nationally in the Complete University Guide 2015. We offer a wide range of courses for undergraduates, taught postgraduates and doctoral research students in an environment that emphasises collaboration and collegiality for both research and teaching. The University is home to the largest public collection of Latin American art in Europe (www.escala.org.uk) and a campus gallery called Art Exchange. We also have strong links with regional visual arts organisations including Firstsite (www.firstsite.uk.net) in Colchester.

Essex Art History features a dynamic group of art historians who investigate the production and reception of images and built environments, across cultures and media from the early modern period to the present. While we adopt a diverse range of approaches in our writing and teaching, our work demonstrates a commitment to three key ideas: (1) The social and political implications of art, architecture, and visual culture; (2) Space, place, and locale; (3) Art produced beyond its historic institutions.

Please use the link below to make an application and for further details about this job (Ref. ACR501). Visit our website: http://www.essex.ac.uk for information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588.

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