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The Courtauld launches search for new faculty positions in the arts of Africa and its global diasporas

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The Courtauld launches search for new faculty positions in the arts of Africa and its global diasporas


Applicants are being sought for two positions at The Courtauld in Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, with a specialism in Black studies, and/or the arts of Africa, and/or its global diasporas. These positions can be at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professorial level.

These posts offer an exciting opportunity to provide academic leadership in fields of critical importance to the discipline. Within The Courtauld, they will have an important role in transforming teaching and research, as part of the organisation’s long-term strategy to fortify its global academic reach. Over the last decade, The Courtauld has sought to push beyond the Eurocentric bias of the art history discipline with a number of appointments in the field of Middle Eastern and East Asian art, and the creation of the Centre for American Art.

Driven by their own research expertise, these appointees will develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate-level courses in their respective fields of study, and supervise research students – further expanding The Courtauld’s robust research programme as part of its continuing efforts to decentre and decolonise the art history curriculum, and contributing to the wider understanding of these vital areas of study.

Applications are welcome from scholars working in the field of art history, or in the visual arts and culture in dialogue with one or more interdisciplinary areas such as: critical race theory; decolonial/postcolonial studies; film and media studies; gender/queer studies; architecture; ecocriticism; performance studies; visual anthropology, and curating. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, Black British culture, the Black Atlantic, Négritude, Pan-African movements, African-American history and exhibition histories.

The Courtauld invites applicants at any post-doctoral (or equivalent) career stage, and encourages applications from early career scholars as well as senior scholars with outstanding track records in research leadership, publication, curriculum design and/or reform, teaching and academic administration.

For more information, and to apply for the post, please visit: https://jobs.courtauld.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=386

Applications for the position will close on Monday 4 January 2021. The Courtauld warmly welcomes applicants from all backgrounds, including those through the Skilled Workers Route (from 1 December 2020) to work in the UK.


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