Free open Job in Australasia Lecturer in Art History (circa 500-1600) at University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne – School of Culture & Communication, Faculty of Arts

The Program in Art History and Curatorship is seeking to appoint a full-time and continuing Level B Lecturer in Art History (circa 500-1600). We seek above all an outstanding candidate to expand the Program’s curriculum, research, and engagement with the global history of art. Possible research and teaching areas might include the cultures of Northern Europe, East Asia, or the Indian Ocean. The successful applicant will be an innovative researcher and a committed teacher at both the undergraduate and graduate level. S/he will foster links with external networks/partners locally, nationally, and internationally, and to contribute to teaching in other areas of the Art History and Curatorship program, including the first-year subjects.

The University of Melbourne is a global institution and the Art History and Curatorship program seeks strong alliances with international art developments and partnerships. The research and teaching program in Art History at Melbourne has led the discipline in Australia for over seventy years. Its alumni occupy positions in leading universities and in major collecting and exhibition institutions in Australia and internationally. In the Excellence of Research in Australia rankings, the research area of art history within the University is ranked with a high score of 4. The Art History and Curatorship program offers teaching and research across a range of fields including in modern and contemporary art, medieval and Renaissance art, nineteenth-century art, contemporary curatorship, and indigenous, colonial, and contemporary Australian art. The program currently delivers a Major within the Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts Curatorship, and collaborates with cognate Masters degrees in Arts and Cultural Management, and in Cultural Materials Conservation.

Medieval and early-modern art is a long-standing and important field at Melbourne. The University and the city offer important resources for this position, including the extensive collections of the University Library, the State Library of Victoria and National Gallery of Victoria, and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, as well as from collaborations with the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and the Victorian College of the Arts, also part of the University of Melbourne and one of Australia’s top art schools.

Employment Type: Full-time continuing position  

Enquiries only to: Professor Anne Dunlop, Tel +61 3 8344 9948, Email 

Close date: 28 March 2017 

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