To be held in conjunction with a permanent academic teaching and research position as Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor
The Courtauld Institute of Art, a world-leading centre for the study of the history of art and architecture, the conservation of paintings and curating, is seeking to appoint a new Head of Research. This is a significant leadership role at The Courtauld. The post-holder will define and drive the strategic direction The Courtauld’s research and of its research funding and will further develop its research profile, working collaboratively with senior academic partners. S/he will be responsible for the delivery of The Courtauld’s Research Forum programme and will develop and integrate it fully into the research strategy and the work of The Courtauld as a whole. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that the Institute achieves its research aims and top REF research ranking.
The Courtauld has a dynamic research culture. It has consistently achieved the top rankings in the national research assessment exercises. Its Research Forum has significantly enhanced and expanded its links with a wide range of national and international partners through a range of academic events and invitations to visiting professors, curators and conservators and it engages in a range of collaborative research projects.
The fixed term post of Head of Research will be held in conjunction with a permanent senior academic teaching and research post with concomitant reduced teaching responsibilities. The post-holder will be a permanent member of The Courtauld’s faculty and will be expected to supervise PhD research but to have a reduction in the amount of teaching for the duration of the additional responsibility period. S/he will have an excellent research record, and intend to pursue research actively in a field relevant to the research strategy of The Courtauld, furthering the subject as well as maintaining and enhancing The Courtauld’s research culture and high academic reputation. S/he will play a leading role in representing The Courtauld in the wider academic community and will be a member of The Courtauld’s senior management team.
Candidates will demonstrate relevant research leadership experience, and the profile and ability to shape longer term strategy which will enhance the Courtauld’s international reputation and network of relationships.