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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Art History

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Art History
AOC Art History
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 512594
Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job description
About This Opportunity

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences currently seeks a Lecturer\Senior Lecturer to engage in the undergraduate teaching of art history in the Western Civilisation major.

The Western Civilisation major is an interdisciplinary sequence of courses developed by academic staff at The University of Queensland. Taught in small seminars of approximately 10 students, these courses follow a ‘great books’ format and are designed to encourage close reading and critical reflection.

As part of the Western Civilisation faculty, you will join an enthusiastic, collaborative teaching team that prioritises student experience and intellectual rigour. Teaching in this major will bring you into contact with some of the brightest and most engaged students that The University of Queensland has to offer.

Course focus will centre on the teaching of a survey course involving the close analysis and discussion of individual foundational works in Western Art.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching into the Western Civilisation major, with a focus on ‘icons’ of Western Art.
  • Contribute to other courses in the Western Civilisation major, which contain visual components.
  • Advising Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students as required.
  • Maintaining a program of research, including scholarly publication.
  • Working with colleagues and postgraduates in the development of joint research projects across the School, Faculty, and University where relevant.
  • Fostering the School’s relations with schools, professional bodies and the wider community.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, for example a Lecturer (Level B) position is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor position in the US.

Our Ideal Candidate

Alongside the completion of a PhD in the area of Art History (or closely related field), we welcome applications from individuals who demonstrate expert knowledge in the area of Western Art, along with an understanding of Western Art’s intersections with the fields of politics, literature, history and philosophy.

Successful Level B candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Evidence of undergraduate teaching experience in the required areas of expertise.
  • Academic supervisory skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • An ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.

In addition to the essentials for Level B above, Level C candidates must have the following:

  • A developing international profile for research, evidenced by an outstanding record of publication.
  • Experience in academic administration at a disciplinary level.
  • A track record in the production of course materials for courses at a range of undergraduate levels.
  • Experience in obtaining and successfully managing external research funds, especially grants and fellowships, and other research project funding

For a more detailed list of duties and selection criteria, please refer to the attached Position Description.

The position reports directly to the Director of the Program in Western Civilisation and has a functional reporting line to the Head, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry or the School of Communication and Arts.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://search.careers.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/512594...
Hard deadline March 16, 2021, 11:59pm +10:00
Web address for more information https://search.careers.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/512594...
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