The Warburg Institute possesses the most important library in the world dedicated to the afterlife of the classical tradition. It has a worldwide reputation for research and teaching in art history, medieval and renaissance studies, the afterlife of the classical tradition, and Arabic, medieval and renaissance philosophy
The Institute is located within the University of London's School of Advanced Study The School of Advanced Study is a unique institution in UK higher education.
Comprising ten postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is located within the Bloomsbury precinct of the University in the intellectual heart of London. It is the UK's national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. It does this in collaboration with other organisations, notably the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy (BA), learned societies and government agencies.
A new Director for the Warburg Institute is sought to provide intellectual leadership, contribute to the vision of the Institute and sustain and develop the academic programme. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a track record of successful academic and managerial leadership and of securing external research funding.
They will be a scholar of international standing in an area of study relevant to the Institute and be able to communicate in at least one of the following languages: German, French, Italian. This is a professorial appointment and a secondment will be considered.