Job Opening – Lecturer in Art History and Theory (09/2012)

2012 September 16

University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand

(Early Modern European Art, c. 1750 – c. 1940)
Full-time, Continuing
School of Humanities, College of Arts, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Vacancy Number: 1721

The School of Humanities wishes to appoint a specialist in Art History and Theory to the position of Lecturer in Early Modern European Art (equivalent of U.S. Assistant Professor). Applications are invited for this full-time, permanent appointment commencing in early 2013 (or sooner by arrangement).

To be successful you will have an international publication record, proven experience in teaching at tertiary level, familiarity with the critical and theoretical issues pertaining to art history practice as well as a PhD in an appropriate field of study. An ability to teach Early Modern European art in its theoretical and critical framework including its core topics from Neo-classicism, Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism through to Fauvism, Cubism and Dada and Surrealism is essential. The ability to teach museum practice, curatorship and/or New Zealand art history will be advantageous, as will the ability to contribute to the department’s wider offerings in Art History and Theory. You will also engage with students studying for degrees in Fine Arts and in other Humanities subjects as well as in Art History and Theory.

The University of Canterbury offers generous leave provisions, including sabbatical as well as support for participation at national and international conferences.

Enquires of an academic nature can be made to Associate Professor, Ian Lochhead,

The closing date for this position is: 7 October 2012.

Located on a picturesque campus with an extensive range of services and facilities, inclusive of library and art collections, child-care centres, health centre, recreation centre, pharmacy, bookshop and cafés. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a world class, diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development. For more information about the benefits of joining the University of Canterbury please visit us online at:

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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