Lecturer in the History of Art

University of Leeds

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Are you a forward-looking, creative, and innovative academic with the ability to carry out teaching and research in the art history of the long nineteenth century? Do you have a strong track record in your area of research, and the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about the delivery of world-class, research-led teaching and an exceptional student experience?  

As Lecturer, you will carry out research and teaching, as well as contribute to leadership within the school, playing a key role in the academic development of the art history of the long nineteenth century. With a view to complementing existing strengths in the School, we welcome applications from scholars working on any form/s of artistic production in that period, within any geographical framework/s. Note that preference will be given to candidates whose research engages with questions of ecology and environment, and/or race and colonialism in the long nineteenth century, but if an exceptional case can be made, the School will consider applicants whose research focus is another area of the art history of the long nineteenth century.

The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds has a long-established reputation for cutting-edge work in the social history of art (broadly defined and with global perpsectives), with particularly marked engagements in critical feminism, traditions of Marxist thought, Jewish studies, postcolonial theory and critical studies of race and racism. We are seeking candidates with a track record and significant potential in their areas of research and teaching, and with the drive to bring fresh impetus to the School’s intellectual and pedagogic concerns. Teaching will involve both the development of specialist options, and contribution to group-taught modules, including some with a focus on practices of display, and/or on historiography, methodology and theory.

The School as a whole forms a lively interdisciplinary community. In addition to our work in the history of art, colleagues are engaged in fine art, cultural and media studies, and critically informed work in museums, heritage and engagement practices. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework exercise, our research environment achieved 100% ‘world leading’ status. We teach significant cohorts of undergraduate and Masters students across a range of linked programmes, and we are host to a sizable number of PhD researchers. The School is part of a large, diverse and forward-looking Faculty encompassing a range of related disciplines in the arts, humanities and cultures. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Joanne Crawford, Head of School

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1824

[email protected]  

Dr Richard Checketts, Deputy Head of School and Programme Director for History of Art

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5268

[email protected]

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies
Category:  Academic
Grade 8

£44,414 to £52,841
Working Time:  100%
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 24 May 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 23 June 2023
Reference:  AHCFA1046
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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