Lecturer in Art History – University of Manchester, UK

The University of Manchester, UK, are seeking to appoint a specialist in European or non-European art in the period from 1700 to the present.

Art History and Visual Studies (AHVS) at Manchester maintains close ties with the Whitworth Art Gallery, which this appointment is expected to enhance. It is one of only very few university galleries to have collections designated as nationally important. Landscape art of the eighteenth to twentieth centuries is one area of strength. Recent acquisitions and exhibitions have had a strong contemporary and global thrust. Already a drawcard for AHVS students, the gallery is about to undergo a £12 million refurbishment, with a major expansion of teaching facilities.

It is expected that the appointee will discover ways of engaging with the Whitworth and its rich collections. In addition to a primary specialism, applicants should have (or be willing to develop) an interest in some aspect of the history of exhibitions, display or collecting and be able to make a contribution to teaching in these areas. You should have a PhD by the start date of the post, evidence of strong research potential, and be committed to teaching at all levels.

The post is permanent and is available from 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary: £32,751 to £45,336.

For further particulars and information about how to apply for this vacancy (Ref: HUM – 00426) please visit: www.worldleadingminds.manchester.ac.uk

Informal inquiries to Professor David Lomas (email: david.c.lomas@manchester.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications is 9 February 2012.