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Job: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice (deadline 22 May 2018)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice

Job Reference: 01070

Closing Date: 22/05/2018

Salary: £34,831 fixed for 2 years

About the role

The Warburg Institute is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research fellow associated with its newly established Professorship in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This is a two-year position, with an emphasis both on developing the candidate’s own research and on collaborating on interdisciplinary projects under way at the Warburg Institute.

The candidate will have completed their PhD by September 30, 2018, and will be establishing a compelling research orientation in one or more of the fields of the History of Science, History of Art, and Cultural or Social Anthropology. In keeping with the forward-looking approach of the current Warburg Institute, the candidate’s work should explore connections among the history of science, the history of art and images, and historical or present cultural practices. S/he will work closely with the new Chair, Professor John Tresch, and will support the Institute’s ambitions to restore, develop and elaborate the theoretical, cultural historical and anthropological implications of the work of Aby Warburg.

This is fixed term post for 2 years.

For a full Person Specification please refer to the Recruitment Pack available below.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and cover letter (by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on 22 May 2018

Interviews will be held on 11 June 2018.

For more information visit the Institute’s website here:

The School of Advanced Study

The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is a unique institution in UK higher education. Comprising a set of postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is located within the Bloomsbury precinct of the University in the intellectual heart of London. It is the UK’s national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. It does this in collaboration with other organisations, notably the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy (BA), learned societies and government agencies.

The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study

The Warburg Institute is known throughout the world for its expertise in the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. The Warburg Institute Library is ranked amongst the twenty libraries of all time which have changed the world; its Photographic Collection houses an unprecedented collection of photographs organized by subject matter. The work of the Institute is cross-disciplinary and global. Its researches are historical, philological and anthropological. It is concerned with the history of culture in all its forms, particularly the study of the survival and transmission of cultural forms – whether in literature, art, music or science – across borders and from the earliest times to the present.


New Job: Curator of Medieval Manuscripts (deadline 30th April 2018)

Curator of Medieval Manuscripts

University of Oxford – Bodleian Libraries, Special Collections, Weston Library

We are seeking a Curator of Medieval Western Manuscripts to work in the Weston Library, the home of the Bodleian’s Special Collections. You will carry out a full range of curatorial activities and duties, including creating catalogue descriptions of medieval manuscripts, and contributing to the future development of the online catalogue. You will be answering enquiries and supervising the reading rooms; supporting all aspects of teaching and learning with manuscripts and carrying out research on the collections, you will also assist with exhibitions and public engagement activities, participating in acquisitions work, and supporting fundraising initiatives.

You will have an honours degree and a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent academic achievement; experience of cataloguing medieval manuscripts and of electronic cataloguing systems, along with a reading knowledge of Latin and a paleographical skills in the reading of medieval books and charters, and an ability to communicate about medieval manuscripts with a broad range of people is essential, along with a commitment both to the care of the collections and to a high level of service to readers. Relevant curatorial experience and experience of manuscript digitalisation and other relevant projects in the digital humanities is desirable.

This is a permanent, full-time post.

Benefits include 38 days leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), a generous pension scheme, extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, free entry to colleges, discounted access to sporting facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. Your application cannot be considered unless you upload a CV and a supporting statement.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Monday 30 April 2018 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 14 June 2018.

Apply and see more information here:

Vacancy at The Courtauld: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art History c.300-1450. Deadline 20 April 2018


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art History c.300-1450


The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research in Art History and the conservation of paintings; it is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world. The Art History department has an outstanding research and teaching record from Late Antiquity to the Contemporary with an increasingly global outlook, and embraces its diversity of theoretical approaches and methodologies.

The Courtauld wishes to appoint a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art History, to begin on 1 September 2018. The successful candidate will complement the existing teaching strengths of the Department and will have a research focus in any region or period from c.300-1450. We seek an art historian who situates their research in a wider, international context, and who can work across traditional geographic, linguistic and chronological boundaries. An ideal candidate would be able to teach across at least one other field in a way directed by concepts of exchange and interaction, and to build bridges with other areas of art historical investigation. The candidate is expected to be able to situate their work in the theoretical and historiographical debates in their specialised research area and also engage with current issues in global Art History.

The appointee will research and publish to the highest quality and will actively pursue and apply for appropriate research grants; will provide inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and will play an active role in the life and administration of The Courtauld.

PAY:       Grade 6 (£36,644 to £41,958) or

Grade 7 (£43,117 to £49,461), depending on experience


INTERVIEW DATE:    15 May 2018

Job Opportunity Icon Museum Recklinghausen Deadline 12/03/2018

Recklinghausen Job Opportunity

Application deadline: Mar 12, 2018

für das Ikonen-Museum

Das 1956 eröffnete Ikonen-Museum Recklinghausen gilt als bedeutendstes Museum ostkirchlicher Kunst außerhalb der orthodoxen Länder. Über 3.500 Ikonen, Goldstickereien, Miniaturen, Holz- und Metallarbeiten aus Russland, Griechenland, den Balkanländern und Äthiopien vermitteln einen um-fassenden Überblick über die vielfältigen Themen und die stilistische Entwicklung der Ikonenmalerei und der Kleinkunst im christlichen Osten. Die koptische Abteilung des Ikonen-Museums dokumentiert den Übergang von der heidnischen Spätantike zum frühen Christentum in Ägypten mit hervor-ragenden Werken wie Steinreliefs, Geweben, Gegenständen aus Bronze und Ton sowie einigen Mumienporträts.

Die Ruhrfestspielstadt Recklinghausen mit rund 120.000 Einwohnern ist das Kultur-, Einkaufs- und Verwaltungszentrum des Kreises Recklinghausen zwischen Ruhrgebiet und Münsterland mit besten Verkehrsanbindungen, Wohn-, Erholungs- und Bildungsmöglichkeiten. Sie bietet ihren Bürgerinnen und Bürgern u.a. eine Vielzahl von attraktiven, kulturellen Angeboten.

Der Fachbereich Kultur, Wissenschaft und Stadtgeschichte sucht im Rahmen einer Nachfolgerege-lung zum 01.12.2018 eine

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JOB: Teacher-Scholar Postdoc Fellow Global Approaches to Art History, Winston Salem

Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Application deadline: Mar 12, 2018
The Department of Art at Wake Forest University invites applications for a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in global approaches to art history, to begin July 1, 2018.  This position has an initial one-year appointment with a possible renewal for an additional year.  Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellows teach two courses per semester, including an introductory survey, focused surveys, upper-level courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization, and first year seminars. We seek candidates who specialize in a tradition other than European, Islamic, or South Asian art and architecture.  Examples include but are not limited to: African, East Asian, Native American/First Nations, or Pre-Columbian/Latin American art.
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JOB: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Division of Research, Exhibitions and Publications

Yale Center for British ArtYale Centre for British Art


The Yale Center for British Art is offering a Postdoctoral Research Associateship in the Division of Research, Exhibitions, and Publications. This division supports and provides oversight to the following departments, activities, and positions: exhibitions and publications; research, education, and public programs; academic outreach and teaching initiatives; visiting scholars; postdoctoral and postgraduate positions; graduate and undergraduate student positions; and the Reference Library and Archives. Continue reading