Hunter Building, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF, GB
08/31/2022, 06:22 PM
09/27/2022, 11:00 PM
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Watson Gordon Chair in History of Art
UE10, starting salary £63,673 p/a, 35 hours p/w (1 FTE), Open-ended
History of Art Department, Edinburgh College of Art, CAHSS
The Watson Gordon Chair was established in 1880, endowed in memory of the
Scottish painter, John Watson Gordon. This prestigious chair has been held by
Gerald Baldwin Brown (1880-1930), Herbert Read (1931-33), David Talbot
Rice (1934-1972), Giles Robertson (1973-1981), Eric Fernie (1984-1995)
and most recently by Richard Thomson (1996-2018).
The post holder will have a dynamic and growing international reputation in
History of Art, evidenced through impactful research projects and
publications, associated funding and/or substantial partnerships. They will
demonstrate strong commitment to decentring and diversifying the discipline.
The successful applicant will contribute to and help lead the department and
university in providing teaching and research that is relevant and beneficial
to society as well as diverse, inclusive and accessible to all.
In addition to making a major contribution to teaching, strategic planning,
management and research in History of Art, the successful applicant will also
play an active and collegial role within Edinburgh College of Art and the
wider University, and the external environment, both national and
History of Art at the University of Edinburgh is the second largest History of
Art department in the UK with a long-established commitment to a broad and
diverse curriculum. In the 2021 UK Research Excellence Framework, the
University of Edinburgh ranked 4th in the UK, based on the quality and breadth
of its research. As a capital city, Edinburgh has world-leading galleries,
museums, heritage institutions, and a lively cultural scene, including the
Edinburgh Festival. The National Library of Scotland is one of five legal
deposit libraries within the United Kingdom. Edinburgh is a UNESCO world
heritage city, and in 2019 was listed as the ‘greenest' city in the UK, with
over 49% of the city classified as ‘green space'.
Skills and Attributes for Success
A PhD or equivalent qualification in History of Art
Evidence of growing or established international reputation in History of
Art, evidenced through impactful research projects and publications,
associated funding and/or substantial partnerships.
Demonstrable critical, informed and scholarly capacity to engage with
Evidence of an interest in and strategic approach to administration and
Specialism that complements the schools' current portfolio.
Ability and interest in mentoring and nurturing colleagues and students
Ability, potential and ambition to transform History of Art, both as a
global discipline and academic subject area.
Demonstrable ability and willingness to lead and work within diverse teams
with a collegial attitude, respect and sensitivity to students and other
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Please ask your referees to submit their references to ECA.HR@ed.ac.uk before
the closing date.
As a valued member of our team you can expect:
An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We
give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit
from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which
includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme
, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and
much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use
our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits
The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of
our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members
of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity
Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.
If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work
in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work
The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in
this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to
work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language
requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.
As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address
tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a
values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the
strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.
About the Team
Research in History of Art is of consistently internationally recognised
quality and covers a wide variety of periods in numerous outputs. All staff in
History of Art are active researchers, working in a wide range of fields, and
their research interests strongly inform their teaching, both undergraduate
History of Art has an unusually wide range of specialist expertise, covering
early and late Medieval art, the Renaissance, the Early Modern/Baroque period,
and art from Neoclassicism to the present-day, with a particular focus on late
nineteenth-century art and contemporary art and theory. World cultures are
another distinctive feature of our research and teaching, with full-time staff
specialising in Islamic and Chinese art, architecture and visual culture. Our
students are also able to take courses taught by specialists in visual culture
in Classics, Architecture and Film Studies. History of Art at Edinburgh also
encompasses a wide range of approaches and methods to the study of art and
Find out more at https: // www. eca.ed.ac.uk/history-art