Opening: Assistant Professor of Art History (Rerefernce: 3502)
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Visual Arts, University of Western Australia, Perth

•       Tenurable appointment
•       Salary range:  Level B AU$78,647 – AU$93,394 p.a.
•       Closing date:  Friday, 13 May 2011

The Faculty has a vigorous and innovative academic program.  It teaches in three undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and art history. It also offers several postgraduate research programs including a Doctor of Philosophy.  The Art History program is a small research-intensive unit with an international reputation for outstanding research and teaching in art history. In 2012 it is embarking on an ambitious new Major in Art History with wide contributions in the European and Australian traditions from the medieval to contemporary periods with an emphasis on global and culturally diverse approaches and the cultural history of technology. The program works with and alongside other units in art practice, architecture and landscape architecture within the Faculty and draws many of its students from Humanities disciplines in the University’s Arts Faculty.

There is no restriction on the field of expertise except a completed PhD in Art History. The position will require the applicant to work on the Art History Major within the Faculty. This will include teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels, as well as performing research, administrative and other activities associated with the Faculty. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.  Applicants with teaching experience are requested to submit a teaching portfolio as part of their application.

Benefits include 17% superannuation, generous leave provisions and fares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependants along with a removal allowance.  These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

The position description can be found on UWA Academic Vacancies. For further information regarding the position please contact the Discipline Chair, Professor Richard Read (richard.read [at] uwa.edu.au)

Application Details: written applications quoting the reference number, personal contact details, qualifications and experience, along with contact details of three referees should be sent to Director, Human Resources, The University of Western Australia, M350, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 or emailed to jobs@uwa.edu.au by the closing date.