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Teaching Associate, Department of History of Art (fixed-term)

The Department of History of Art wishes to appoint an unestablished Teaching Associate to take up an appointment from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018. The role holder will be a lecturer in History of Art and will contribute to the teaching of the Department by providing cover for Dr Alyce Mahon's British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship. The role holder will be required to offer a Part II (second/third-year undergraduate) Special Subject paper on an aspect of Modern (20th-c.) or Contemporary Art; co-convene the Part IIB (third-year) paper on the Display of Art; and contribute to other undergraduate teaching (e.g. dissertation supervision and examinations) and to the MPhil in the History of Art & Architecture, as agreed with the Head of Department. The role holder should be qualified, or nearly qualified, to PhD level in a specialist area.

The role holder should have some experience of successfully developing and delivering teaching in art history at university level, including both lectures and seminars or smaller group work, and must have the ability to work as part of a team of lecturers, and to administer courses effectively. S/he will also be asked to oversee and contribute to the supervision of students for her/his Special Subject paper; additional remuneration will be made for the supervision of students by their Colleges, where this is in addition to her/his University duties. It is expected that the role holder will keep up-to-date with the latest thinking and research in their specialist subject area. S/he will also be required to undertake some administrative duties.

Further information is available from the link below.

Fixed-term: this post is fixed-term for 12 months.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Department of History of Art, Dr Rosalind Polly Blakesley (via email:

It is anticipated that interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place on Monday, 22 May 2017 (subject to confirmation).

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