We are seeking a highly motivated and inspirational person to join our thriving academic community of art historians and bring exciting perspectives to the teaching and study of the History of Art at Oxford. This is a joint appointment: the person appointed to the Associate Professorship will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at St Peter’s College and will be a member and trustee of its Governing Body. In time, the post holder may be appointed to a lectureship at a further college by agreement between the Faculty, St Peter’s College and that college (more details in ‘Duties’, below).
The Department seeks applicants whose scholarship focuses on the seventeenth and/or eighteenth centuries. We are particularly interested in candidates with a global outlook who can bring innovation to the way art history is conceived and practiced. A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the teaching in our Department, and we therefore welcome applicants who can offer frames of reference that are historically under-represented in the discipline of art history. We particularly encourage applications from women and people of colour. The successful applicant will join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a range of perspectives, experiences, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.
The post holder will offer courses in their field to undergraduates and Masters students. You will also take a leading role in the provision of one or more of the Department’s team-taught courses that introduce undergraduate and postgraduate students to the history both of art and of the discipline of art history. The Department has an impressive range of doctoral students, and you will be expected to attract and supervise DPhil students in your field. On the administrative side, you will contribute regularly to convening seminars and undergraduate and postgraduate programs, examining, and other duties.
As a College Fellow, the appointee will be responsible for the organisation and conduct of teaching for its students, and also participate in the administration and governance of the College.
The post is full-time, tenable from 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The contract is for five years in the first instance, then reappointment to retirement upon completion of a successful review.
The postholder will be required to hold a doctorate and an internationally recognisable academic and research track record within the field of art history in the Seventeenth and/or Eighteenth Centuries, appropriate to the career stage and individual circumstances.
If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Professor Gervase Rosser (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Any enquiries relating to the college element of this post should be directed to Professor Mark Moloney (email@example.com).
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