University of Sydney, Department of Art History, School of Literature, Art & Media
Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History
Department of Art History
School of Literature, Art & Media
Reference number 2389/1218F
- Contribute to the well-respected teaching and research programs in Art History
- Benefit from working in a collegial team environment in a major growth area for the Department and Faculty
- Located at Camperdown Campus
- Three Years position; remuneration package:$92K to $98K in addition to leaving loading and super
About the opportunity
The Department of Art History at the University of Sydney invites applications for a Postdoctoral fellowship in Art History, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: the visual culture of empire, modern arts of the Islamic world, orientalist visual culture (1700-1914). This academic position reports to Professor Mary Roberts and will work closely with her, including one day per week participating in her ongoing projects.
Area of specialisation is open, but candidates whose work complements existing departmental strengths in visual cultures of the Mediterranean, visual cultures of modern imperialism and Islamic art and who demonstrate engagement with global, transcultural, and transregional currents in the discipline are especially welcome. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose work demonstrates current critical and theoretical approaches within the discipline.
This role requires an energetic, organised and committed individual. Due to the nature of the academic and research program, some evening work is required.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an academic who will:
- Contribute strongly to the Department’s publications and scholarly profile
- Contribute more widely through talks and other events to the research culture of the Department and the University.
- Work well as part of a small research team
- Contribute to the growth of the Post-graduate and Early career research community in the Department
- Be prepared to contribute to the engagement and diffusion mission of the Power Institute
Housed in the School of Literature, Arts and Media, the Department of Art History is the leading department of its kind in Australia. The Department was founded in 1967 as part of the Power Institute of Fine Arts. Over time the Department has responded not only to radical transformations in the nature of art history, but to the explosion of 'visual studies' into the areas of film, television and digital cultures, into photography and video, design, costume, style and cultural studies. The Department has also responded to its geographical and cultural location by introducing the study of Aboriginal and Asian Art. The University of Sydney is the only university in New South Wales to teach a breadth and depth of art from across the world and through many centuries, as well as focus on the relationship between the still and moving image.
The Department coordinates the Art History program, including the Masters in Art Curating, and also co-coordinates the Film Studies and Museum and Heritage Studies programs.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number (2389/1218F) to apply.
Closing date: 20 J 2019, 11:30pm (Sydney time)
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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