Lecturer in Contemporary Art

Grade 7 £35,328 - £42,701 Grade 8 £43,884 - £51,769 per annum
Nov 28, 2018
Dec 28, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Duties and Responsibilities

The History of Art Department at UCL is one of the most dynamic centres for the study of art history and visual cultures in the world. Known for our critical and self-reflexive approach to the subject, the Department is committed to a wide range of critical, historical and historiographical inquiry.

The Department is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Contemporary Art and its histories to begin on 1 September 2019. The role will be responsible for:

•Delivering a range of research-based teaching at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level, focused primarily on contemporary art and complementing existing research specialisms in the Department.

•Contributing to team-taught modules at undergraduate and graduate level.

•Taking on an appropriate share in the administrative work of the Department and of UCL.

•Generating research income by actively pursuing and applying for research grants.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to develop new directions for thinking about contemporary art as well as an engagement with current critical and theoretical debates. S/he will have a track record of publications and research excellence in post-1980 art understood in relation to historical and geo-political debates in the field. We seek applicants who will complement but not duplicate areas of expertise that are already well represented in the department. Applicants should have a relevant PhD or equivalent.

Further Details

Further particulars, including a job description and person specification, for the post can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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For any queries regarding the role please contact Professor Alison Wright, Head of the History of Art Department on: alison.wright@ucl.ac.uk

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

18 Jan 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

21st February 2019

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

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Lectureship in Contemporary Art Job Description