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Lecturer in the History of 19th Century Art

History of Art
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The Department of History of Art is one of the largest and most dynamic communities of art historians in the UK, with seventeen research-active colleagues who cover all periods from late antiquity to the present. In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), the department ranked third among History of Art departments, first for Research Impact, and joint-first for Research Environment. We teach approximately 180 undergraduate, 40 Masters and 80 PhD students, who follow a broad range of programmes, including our recently established BA in Curating and Art History, supported by a friendly atmosphere, small-group teaching methods, regular study trips, and spectacular historic locations. Our Masters students registered 93% and our undergraduates 94.29% overall satisfaction in the most recent surveys. The Department has initiated a number of innovative partnerships with museums, galleries, and other organisations (including the National Gallery, Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, York Museums Trust, York Minster, and the Yorkshire Country House Partnership). These are coordinated through a new umbrella organisation, York Art History Collaborations (YAHCs).

The Department now seeks a specialist in the history of Nineteenth-Century Art. The role has been created to cover the duties of a colleague following the successful award of the AHRC Pantheons research project between the department and St Paul’s Cathedral.  

You will have a strong research profile in the field of Nineteenth-Century Art and will contribute to the department’s profile through high-quality publications. You will demonstrate your ability to contribute to high quality research, which has been publicly evidenced, for example, by the presentation of papers at conferences and workshops; participation in public engagement events to disseminate research; the publishing of chapters in textbooks; the publishing of papers; articles or reviews in academic journals or elsewhere. You will also develop research objectives, projects and proposals; carry out individual or collaborative research projects; lead on the production of research outputs and research outcomes; and publish original research in appropriate journals or other relevant media as appropriate and attend international conferences for disseminating research results.

You will contribute to the department’s teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including specialist, research-led teaching and supervision of MA and PhD students. You will show evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules, with exemplification of teaching materials.

You will develop and maintain relationships with museums, galleries, and other organisations involved in your field at local, regional, national, and international levels and undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities

Interviews will be taking place on 26 September 2019.

Enquiries to Professor Michael White (, telephone 01904 322978.

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