The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck is expanding, and is looking to appoint internationally established scholars to help lead growth in areas of excellence. As part of this expansion, the Department invites applications for a permanent senior academic post in the History and Theory of Photography/Digital Culture. This will underpin the expansion of our current portfolio of taught programmes, research initiatives (including funded research), collaborations with external organisations and public engagement initiatives. The postholder will have expertise in the history, theories and cultures of photography and digital visual culture.
The Department combines world-class research activities and outputs with a strong teaching mission, and is situated in the School of Arts, a leading centre for critical and interdisciplinary work in the Arts and Humanities. This appointment will contribute to two of the School’s internationally acclaimed Research Centres. The History and Theory of Photography Research Centre facilitates interdisciplinary work in this area, particularly exploring the materiality of photography, and the various social, cultural and historical contexts in which it circulates. The Vasari Centre recently celebrated 25 years of digital arts research, and aims to extend the use of digital technologies and techniques which benefit the study of the arts; to develop and host innovative digital research projects; and to archive and maintain digital visual collections.
The successful candidate for this post will have a track record of internationally-recognised research, including successful grant bids as well as published work of a calibre which meets the standards of the Research Excellence Framework, and clear plans for future research. They will be able fully to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and programme development, undertake senior administrative duties, and be prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues across the School.
About the Department
For further information about the department and, please visit the following website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/art-history/
Salary: Grade 9 (Senior Lecturer/Reader) of the College's London Pay Scale which is £52,780 rising to £58,939 per annum.
Grade 10 (Professor) of the College's London Pay Scale which has a minimum salary of £60,597 per annum.
This post is full time, 35 hours per week and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3 years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.
The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 31 January 2016
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 22 February 2016