Researcher Career Development
Concordat to support the career development of researchers
The Courtauld Institute of Art has achieved (November 2015) the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award, which acknowledges their commitment to researcher development.
The Courtauld Institute of Art is a signatory of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and is committed to review and implement its seven principles.
The Courtauld Institute of Art is a single subject institution with a relatively small number of researchers. The research staff category comprises postdoctoral fellows, whose positions are funded and governed by external funding bodies. The Institute recognises that researchers form a key part of its plans to carry out, promote and shape research in art history and conservation at the highest level. The Courtauld Institute of Art is therefore committed to providing the necessary support for its academic staff and researchers.
The internal gap analysis was developed and organised by Dr Alixe Bovey (Head of Research) and Dr Fern Insh (Research Forum Programme Manager). The Concordat principles were reviewed and priorities identified in consultation with Professor Deborah Swallow (Director), Julia Andrews (Acting Head of Human Resources), Mercedes Malcomson (Assistant to Head of Research) and Dr Joost Joustra (Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow). The Concordat Implementation Group met in November 2017 to create an action plan.
The Concordat Implementation Group will meet twice a year in the Autumn and Summer terms to carry out a self-assessment, to review progress and best practice in preparation for the next cycle of recruitment. The first internal review of the current action plan will take place in June 2018, when new actions for the following academic year will be identified and taken forward. An internal review of the action plan will be carried out on an annual basis. The external evaluation will take place every four years. The overall responsibility for the action plan lies with the Head of Research.