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May 29, 2018

Three academic leadership positions in Art History and Theory, Painting and Photography

Australian National University School of Art & Design

Courtesy ANU School of Art and Design.

The Australian National University (ANU) School of Art & Design (SOA&D) is focused on achieving excellence in research and teaching in accordance with its position within Australia’s highly ranked university. The ANU is an outstanding, research-intensive institution ranked among the great universities of the world, located in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. The School is seeking new academic team members to contribute to the School’s aims through its Art History and Curatorship, Visual Arts and Design programs. Further information regarding the below positions can be found here.

The School is seeking to appoint a distinguished academic at the Professor E level for the leadership role of Director, Centre for Art History and Art Theory. The Director will be an eminent scholar with recognised expertise in Art History and Curatorship and is expected to promote excellence in research, teaching, and professional activities. The role provides innovative direction for research in the Centre and School, actively pursues connections to the studio disciplines and strategic engagement across the University, nationally and with international research partners, building on the Centre and School’s reputation.

The School is seeking to appoint an academic for the role of Lecturer to contribute to the dynamic and exemplary visual arts programs in the field of Painting which is an outstanding discipline within the School. The candidate will have relevant experience in studio-based teaching and the technical, conceptual and historical underpinnings of contemporary Painting. The appointment will be at the Senior Lecturer (C) level or Lecturer (B) level, depending on the attributes and experience of the successful applicant.

The School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to contribute to an ambitious, future-focused visual arts programs in the field of Photomedia. This area of the visual arts program teaches and researches in a broad range of related skills and disciplines focused on both the traditional and emergent practices of photography and lens based practices. The appointment will be at the Senior Lecturer (C) level or Lecturer (B) level, depending on the attributes and experience of the successful applicant.

The successful candidates in Painting and Photography will have a personal research profile based on an active creative research practice through exhibitions, and other activities relating to and furthering each of these fields. Each position will contribute to the research activity and profile of the School. Provide leadership, high quality and innovative teaching within the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research programs. The appointment will be at Senior Lecturer (C) level or Lecturer (B) level, depending on the attributes and experience of the successful applicant.

ANU is fortunate to be based on a strikingly beautiful, open campus in the heart of the nation’s capital. Blending green space with heritage buildings and fine contemporary architecture, our campus is home to more than 5,000 students, and a centre of daily activities for 15,000 more students and staff. The privileged location of ANU in the national capital creates opportunities and responsibilities to share our collections, campus, and learning environment with our community and the nation.

The ANU has nearly 100,000 alumni including academic leaders, professionals in all areas of visual arts and culture, political, business, and government positions. We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life. ANU hosts some of the nation’s most influential Indigenous researchers and researchers on Indigenous issues. While the national university’s focus is Australia, our horizons are global. The legacy of our long-standing international engagement and expertise has delivered us unrivalled impact beyond our borders, particularly throughout Asia and the Pacific. Great research by outstanding staff creates the right environment for the highest quality education. Governments and civil society expect ANU to be at the leading edge of thinking in these areas, enlivened by continuously renewed partnerships, involvement of leaders from outside the academy, and excellence in our research and teaching.

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