The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a permanent, full-time chair in Art Gallery and Museum Studies tenable from 1 September 2019. The School seeks an exceptional individual who will provide leadership and excellence in research, teaching and learning in the department of Art History and Cultural Practices, with a focus on curatorial and museological practices in the arts and their relationship to the broader creative economy. This recruitment comes at an exciting time for the department of Art History and Cultural Practices, as it develops its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and its collaborative teaching and research capacity, as part of the Creative Manchester initiative. You will have an outstanding record of academic publication in art gallery and museum studies, art curating and/or related professional practice, compatible with inclusion in the university’s submission to REF 2021. You will have a proven track record in attracting external sources of research funding, and in providing research leadership, and will have a clear plan for future bids for external research funding. You will lead the development of an expanded offer for undergraduate and postgraduate studies within AHCP in art gallery and museums studies, the art market, curatorial practice, contemporary arts practice, and the cultural and creative industries. These activities will form part of an ambitious and timely expansion at Manchester of teaching, learning and research in subjects related to the creative economy, with the aim of providing significant research impact, knowledge exchange, public engagement and professional development opportunities through engagement in, with and for the arts and the cultural and creative sectors.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies
Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Anthony Gerbino
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 0161 850 2004
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date