History of Art at York is one of the largest and most dynamic communities of art historians in the UK, with eighteen colleagues who cover all periods from late antiquity to the present. The department ranked first in the UK for Environment and Impact in the recent Research Excellence Framework (2021), and in the top 10 overall. We teach approximately 180 undergraduate, 40 Masters, and 80 PhD students, who follow a broad range of programmes, including our BA in Curating and Art History, which has grown consistently since its launch in 2017. The programme introduces students to a wide range of curatorial practices and approaches, and is distinguished by a curatorial placement for every student, and a group exhibition project that draws on the University of York Art Collection. Teaching in the department is supported by a friendly atmosphere, small-group teaching methods, regular study trips, and spectacular historic locations. The department has initiated innovative partnerships with museums, galleries, and heritage organisations, which are coordinated through York Art History Collaborations.
We seek a Lecturer in Art Curating, with an active current and future profile of curatorial activity and/or exhibition-making. Your approach to curating will be informed by research of the highest quality, which may relate to the art of any time, place, or medium, and may be disseminated in various formats (such as exhibitions, catalogues, academic publications, or digital platforms).
Drawing on your professional expertise, you will play a leading role in the future development of our BA in Curating and Art History, and in the creation of new postgraduate modules and programmes in Art Curating. You will work closely with our existing museum and gallery partners, and nurture new student-focussed collaborations in the sector.
Please direct informal enquiries to Professor Liz Prettejohn, email@example.com
Interview date: 26 July 2023. The post is available from 1 September 2023.
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