November 1, 2018

Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History and Curatorship & Lecturer in Contemporary Art, Sculpture

Australian National University School of Art & Design

Courtesy ANU School of Art & 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 a highly ranked Australian university. The Australian National University (ANU) is an outstanding, research-intensive institution ranked among the great universities of the world, located in Australia’s capital city, Canberra.

Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History and Curatorship
The School is seeking to fill its position of the Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History and Curatorship who will have a leadership role as Director of the Centre for Art History and Art Theory (CAHAT) working actively with disciplines within SOA&D. This position is aligned with the Sir William Dobell Chair, funded by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and in memory of the Archibald prize-winning Australian artist Sir William Dobell this prestigious Chair has been supported for over 30 years. The Chair supports outstanding Art History and Curatorial scholarship. The successful candidate will provide an annual report to the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and oversee the annual Sir William Dobell Lecture held at SOA&D.

The successful candidate will be an experienced scholar with expertise in Art History and Curatorship, leading the development of research and teaching in the Centre. The position will facilitate links and partnerships across the University, national and internationally, building on the School and Centre’s reputation.

Lecturer in Contemporary Art, Sculpture
The School is seeking to appoint new academic staff to contribute to the School’s aims through its Visual Arts and Design programs. The Visual Arts program prepares students to become professional practicing artists, which is achieved through studio-based education, practice-led research, and professional training in combination with Art History and Theory, Curatorship and Design. It is inclusive of material and digital practices and promotes transdisciplinary education to foster experimental visual arts practice and research.

The School is seeking a Lecturer to build the Visual Arts program’s capacity in contemporary art practice, including but not limited to sculpture and expanded spatial practices, and/or performance, video installation, and/or socially engaged art practices. The successful candidate will be an experimental contemporary art practitioner with an international profile, working at the forefront of contemporary art practice and discourse. The position represents a unique opportunity to contribute to an ambitious, future-focused program within a vibrant, internationally ranked university.

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About ANU
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 and SOA&D alumni includes academic leaders and 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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