Research Associate in Modern and Contemporary Art (Fixed Term)

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The Department of History of Art is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Alyce Mahon showing the impact of the department's research into Modern and Contemporary Art and supporting outreach projects.

This is a part-time (0.5FTE), fixed-term role within the department, with funding for 8 months in the first instance.

Based in the Department of History of Art This highly varied role will suit a flexible and outgoing individual with excellent communication skills and a specialist background (PhD) in modern and contemporary art history and critical theory.

The aim of the role is to capture the impact of Modern and Contemporary Art research within the department and to ensure that the research and research practice is embedded into the curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Extensive experience of research in the field, as well as experience of curriculum design will be essential.

The department welcomes a pro-active approach to this position which will involve working with and liaising with the PI regularly as well as other stakeholders including academic colleagues, students, and members of the public.

Working closely with the PI, the role holder will:

  • Help support and track the impact of academic research
  • Explore opportunities to integrate research in the field into teaching in the Department at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Monitor and promote equality, diversion and inclusion within the field
  • Assist with disseminating the learning from the research through academic and industry publications, conferences, and presentations.
  • Working with groups within the University and externally, create opportunities to collaborate and share information regarding modern and contemporary research projects
  • Where suitable supervise, assess and examine students who choose dissertation subjects in the field, including at postgraduate level if necessary.
  • Contribute seminars/skills training as appropriate to postgraduate programmes in the department

Please see the further particulars document below for further information about the role. Please see the final page for 'How to Apply'. On the online application form you should explain the reasons for applying and set out clearly how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role listed in the Further Information document, along with relevant examples.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Wednesday 6 December 2023. Interviews of short-listed candidates are expected to take place on or around 11 December 2023, subject to change.

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