Free open Job in Australasia Lecturer in Islamic Art at The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney – Department of Art History

Contribute to the well-respected teaching programs in Art History

  • Benefit from working in a collegial team environment in a major growth area for the Department and Faculty
  • Continuing, full-time position; remuneration package: $120K to $143K which includes salary, leaving loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity
The Department of Art History at the University of Sydney invites applications for a full-time, continuing position in the arts, architecture and/or material culture of the Islamic world. Candidates whose work complements existing departmental strengths in the early modern world (ca. 1400-1900) and who demonstrate engagement with global, transcultural, and transregional currents in the discipline are especially welcome. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose work engages with Islamic arts of the Persianate and/or Indian Ocean worlds, and demonstrates current critical and theoretical approaches within the discipline. We encourage candidates with interests in object-oriented teaching and/or experience in Curatorial, Museum and Heritage Studies, as well as those able to create connections with other University strengths, including in South, Southeast, or East Asian, and/or Arabic Studies.

This academic position reports to the Chair of Department and requires an energetic and committed individual to take on academic teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and research responsibilities relating to critical, object-based models of art history and theory.  Due to the nature of the academic program, some evening work is required.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an academic who will:

  • coordinate and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate units of study on the arts, architecture and/or material culture of the Islamic world.
  • supervise Honours and Postgraduate research.
  • contribute to the research culture of the Department and the University.

About us
Housed in the School of Literature, Arts and Media, the Department of Art History is the leading department of its kind in Australia. The Department was founded in 1967 as part of the Power Institute of Fine Arts. Over time the Department has responded not only to radical transformations in the nature of art history, but to the explosion of ‘visual studies’ into the areas of film, television and digital cultures, into photography and video, design, costume, style and cultural studies. The Department has also responded to its geographical and cultural location by introducing the study of Aboriginal and Asian Art. The University of Sydney is the only university in New South Wales to teach a breadth and depth of art from across the world and through many centuries, as well as focus on the relationship between the still and moving image.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 7 March 2018 (Sydney time)

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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