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December 13, 2016

Part-time Lecturer, Art Collecting

Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent
The Corner Show, 2015. Installation view at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp. Photo: © Jan Kempenaers.

The Curatorial Studies postgraduate program of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts / Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (KASK) of University College Ghent, seeks to hire an exceptional part-time lecturer (10%) in art collecting to join its fast growing team.

Founded in 1999, KASK’s Curatorial Studies is the only program in Belgium that focuses on curatorial and conservational aspects of contemporary art. A collaboration between Ghent University, S.M.A.K. (Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent), and KASK, the program attracts high-level national and international students, a majority of whom find employment in museums, commercial galleries, academia and biennials upon graduation.

Job description
–Design and teach one master class (20–24 hours) and one seminar (15–18 hours) per academic year on the history, theory and practicalities of art collecting, with a specific focus on modern and contemporary art. It is expected that the lecturer will address up-to-date methodological, ethical and political issues of art collecting in an international context.
–Provide guidance and coaching of enrolled students.
–Participate in Curatorial Studies team meetings and carry out administrative duties related to the “Art Collecting” master class and seminar.
–Plan and/or take part in off-site Curatorial Studies visits.

Profile
Required:
–MA, PhD preferred, in art history, art management, museum studies, curatorial studies or equivalent
–proven practical and theoretical experience with modern and contemporary art collections, through scholarly writing and/or management experience within a museum, foundation or gallery
–thorough knowledge of modern and contemporary art, and of best practices in the field of art collecting
–teaching experience within a higher education context
–ability to teach and carry out administrative tasks in English

Desirable:
–international network in prominent museums, art organizations and/or galleries
–familiarity with a range of art collections, e.g. ethnographic, applied arts or design
–actively pursuing internationally recognized research in the field of art collecting
–publication record relevant to art collecting
–bilingual English and Dutch
–collegial, student-focused approach to teaching and learning

Legal requirements
Candidates must meet the general requirements outlined in article V.106 of the Flemish “Higher Education Codex” of December 20, 2013:
–Have full civil and political rights
–Demonstrate the required formal qualifications
–Conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the function
–Comply with conscription law requirements
–Possess the physical fitness required for the function
–Be a citizen of a member state of the European Union or of the European Free Trade Association—although exceptions can be made in line with article V.107 of the Codex

Salary
Remuneration according to wage scale 508
In addition to public sector seniority, private sector seniority can also be taken into account. Seniority will be granted on the basis of certified employment attestations and after examination of the case. Benefits include reimbursement of public transportation commuting or cycle allowance; attractive sports and leisure offer; and staff ID with additional benefits.

Appointment
Initial appointment is till the end of the current academic year, subject to renewal based on an evaluation at the end of the academic year.

Application
Applications, including cover letter addressed to Wim De Temmerman, dean, full CV, and course proposals for the masterclass and seminar (2–3 pages in total), should be sent via www.hogent.be by Friday, January 13, 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the week of January 23, 2017. The successful candidate is expected to start teaching in March 2017.

Questions may be addressed to Antony Hudek.

 

Seeking lecturer for Curatorial Studies postgraduate program at Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent

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