Jobs/Jan 26, 2016

Lecturer in the History of Art and Material Studies, University College London

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UCL The Department of History of Art is seeking to appoint a lecturer in the History of Art and Material Studies. UCL offers a unique single honours History of Art and Material Studies degree with a strong component of lab-based orientated work for students wishing to explore issues of materiality, technique, technical analysis and object-based enquiry as well as associated theoretical, historical and ethical questions.

The successful candidate would join a thriving department with close links to London’s museum and gallery networks and a university with its own important collections. They would contribute to teaching, take on administrative responsibilities, be research active and generate research income by actively pursuing and applying for appropriate research grants. Current courses offered by the History of Art with Material Studies programme include History and Theory of Conservation; Science for Art Historians; Methodologies of Making; Method and Materials of Artists; and Development and Application of Textiles in Works of Art and Artefacts. The post holder will be expected to engage with a selection of these modules, as appropriate, whilst developing new courses at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Key Requirements
We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD or equivalent, as well as significant experience in some aspect of the areas described above. Applicants from the fields of conservation (of any specialism, including the built environment and preventive conservation), technical art history and material analysis, would be particularly welcome. An interest in developing lab-based/workshop orientated teaching in these areas is desirable. Additional experience in museum collections, curatorial practice, studio practice or cultural heritage would be an advantage. The ability and willingness to engage with current debates in the discipline of art history are essential.