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Lecturer in Art History

Requisition ID:  5250
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

Salary: Lecturer Grade F - £35,845 - £40,322 per annum

            Lecturer Grade G - £41,526 - £49,533 per annum

 

Closing Date: 29 October 2020

 

The Role

 

We wish to appoint a Lecturer in Art History to teach into the well-established Fine Art undergraduate programme at Newcastle University.  Based in Fine Art, which is part of the School of Arts and Cultures, your primary role will be to contribute to the delivery, development and administration of Art History modules on the Fine Art BA undergraduate course. You will also make a contribution to our MFA and PGR teaching. You should be responsive to the particular nature of teaching art history to students specialising in the practice of Fine Art. 

 

We are looking for someone who can build on and help expand our current teaching provision and our research environment. We have existing strengths in painting in the USA post-1945, art-science relations and the medical humanities, socially-engaged art practices, and queer art histories. We actively encourage applications from those working on global art histories - for example, histories of art from the African continent, South and East Asia, Central and South America and their diasporas - and at the intersections of art history and feminism, critical race studies, and/or decolonial thought. We are looking for an art historian who is passionate about their specialist area of research, and would also enjoy working collaboratively to contribute to broader team-taught modules and dissertation supervision.  You should be responsive to the particular nature of teaching art history to students specialising in the practice of Fine Art. We are looking for an innovative and inclusive approach to the teaching of art history, and you should be able to demonstrate an awareness of contemporary critical issues in the field globally. You must evidence a commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion, and widening participation in teaching, research, and university life.

 

It is expected that you will have a PhD or be close to completion, and will have experience of teaching at university level.  You will be expected to show evidence of existing and planned publications, and to demonstrate a clear research trajectory that will contribute to a successful future REF submission for Fine Art. You will contribute specifically to the development of a new Joint Honours Degree with Combined Honours.

 

Fine Art at Newcastle

The BA (Hons) Fine Art at Newcastle is a four-year studio-based programme which attracts applicants direct from school or college with A-levels (or equivalent) as well as those who have undertaken art foundation courses.   Studio staff teach and conduct research across the broad domain of the visual arts. Students are similarly encouraged to work across the spectrum of Fine Art.  Art History is taken by all Fine Art students in Stages 1-3 and is offered to students in Stage 4 as an option. In addition, art history modules at Stage 1-3 are offered to students from other disciplines, including Combined Honours. A stream of professional practice modules, LifeWorkArt, runs alongside the undergraduate programme and directly engages with the cultural life of the region. At all stages the relationship between studio practice and historical and contextual studies is crucial.

 

Teaching and research in Fine Art is also supported by its proximity to The Hatton Gallery, which is housed in the same building as Fine Art. It has a permanent collection and has a programme of both contemporary and historic temporary exhibitions.  Its permanent collection consists of works of art from five centuries and includes the Elterwater Merzbarn construction by Kurt Schwitters. Currently in Fine Art, there are around 240 undergraduate, 16 postgraduate (MFA) students and 25 PhD students. Fine Art at Newcastle performs extremely well in all national indicators and league tables, both for teaching and research. The successful candidate will contribute to maintaining this strong profile.

 

The post is full time, Teaching and Research post is open-ended from January 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the position can be made to Irene Brown, Head of Fine Art, T: 07780451326 or irene.brown@ncl.ac.uk, and Dr Fiona Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Art History, fiona.anderson@ncl.ac.uk.

 

Further information about the School of Arts and Cultures and Fine Art is available on their respective websites at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  • To contribute to the delivery, development and administration of Art History modules on the Fine Art BA undergraduate course
  • To contribute to the development of a new Joint Honours degree in Art History with Combined Honours
  • To contribute to our team-taught first year programme and the Dissertation module
  • To contribute, when necessary, to the teaching of other existing modules
  • To develop new modules related to your own research and/or develop new areas/themes that complement the department’s strengths
  • To maintain an active research profile and to demonstrate a clear research trajectory that will contribute to a successful future REF submission for Fine Art
  • To contribute to administrative and leadership duties involved with the successful running of the Fine Art degree programmes
  • To contribute to the two-year MFA course and to undertake joint supervision of text-based and practice-based doctoral research projects (PGR)

 

The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A good working knowledge of modern and contemporary art and art history (in any geographical context)
  • Interest in working in cross-disciplinary and collaborative teaching/research teams
  • An active and developing research profile, leading to book and article production, exhibitions or other appropriate publications
  • A research trajectory commensurate with submission to future REF
  • Willingness to take on administrative roles

Desirable

  • A good record of achievement in teaching at HE level, or clear evidence of potential to achieve this
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively teach, support and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Successful supervision of PhD students, preferably through to completion

 

Attributes and Behaviour

  • To be responsive to the particular nature of teaching art history to students specialising in the practice of Fine Art and to have an awareness of contemporary critical issues in the subject and in Fine Art
  • To have an innovative and inclusive approach to the teaching of art history and theory
  • Able to respond enthusiastically and positively to students working across a broad range of art history subjects
  • A commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion, and widening participation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including those required for pastoral care of home and international students from a variety of academic and social backgrounds
  • Interest in working in cross-disciplinary and collaborative teaching/research teams
  • Willingness to engage with administrative and leadership tasks within both the subject area and the School of Arts and Cultures
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and share responsibility for course delivery
  • Excellent communication, organisational and presentation skills
  • To be able and willing to teach outside your specialist interest to make a broader contribution within the Art History team
  • If not already held, a willingness to study for an HE teaching qualification
  • A willingness to engage with or national research and/or practice networks
  • Willingness to apply for external RCUK or similar research funding
  • Experience of presentation of work to the national/international research community (at conferences, seminars and similar high-profile events) (Desirable)

 

Qualifications

  • PhD, or near completion of PhD in Art History, or a related area.  Applicants near completion of their PhD should have completed a successful PhD viva but may be completing corrections on their thesis

Desirable

  • HE Teaching qualification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

 

 

Requisition ID: 5250