Lecturer in Early Modern Art

The Department of History of Art at York is one of the largest and most dynamic communities of art historians in the UK, with an international reputation for research and teaching over a broad chronological span and diverse media. We now seek to appoint a Lecturer in Early Modern Art to complement and extend our existing strengths.

You will have a strong research profile in the art and/or architecture of the Early Modern period, and will contribute to the department’s profile through high-quality publications, by seeking external research funding, and by demonstrating the impact of your research. You will develop and maintain relationships with museums, galleries, and other organisations at local, regional, national, and international levels. The Department is expanding its teaching into new areas, an ability to contribute to which would be a distinct advantage; these areas include (but are not limited to) the arts of the Islamic world, the history of fashion, dress, and textiles, intersections between Europe and other parts of the world, aesthetics and historiography. You will contribute to the department’s teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including specialist, research-led teaching and supervision of MA and PhD students. You will undertake an appropriate share of administrative responsibilities.

You will have a PhD in History of Art or relevant area, and appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. You will have knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies and a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students. You will possess advanced and relevant IT knowledge and research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department’s research strategy and goals.

You will be able to demonstrate your ability to contribute to high quality research which has been publicly evidenced, for example, by the presentation of papers at conferences and workshops; participation in public engagement events to disseminate research; the publishing of chapters in books or exhibition catalogues; the publishing of papers, articles, or reviews in academic journals or elsewhere. You will be able to show evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules, with exemplification of teaching materials.

You will have the ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals, highly developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability: to write and/or contribute to publications and/or to disseminate research findings using other appropriate media; to deliver presentations at conferences or exhibit work at other appropriate events internally and externally; to extend, transform, and apply knowledge from scholarship; to design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area; and to supervise the work of others, for example in research teams or projects or as an MA, PhD or postdoctoral supervisor.

Please direct enquiries to Professor Liz Prettejohn

Interviews will be held on 18 March 2021 and the post is available from 1 September 2021. Closing date for applications is 15th February 2021