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Lecturer in Contemporary Art, Screen and Photography job with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Full time continuing position
  • Exciting opportunity to contribute to the teaching, research and administration of the Sydney College of Arts
  • Academic Level B, base salary $113,184 – $134,403 per annum + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) is based in the School of Art, Communication and English (SACE), one of the six schools of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. SACE, previously the School of Literature, Art and Media, is a vibrant outward facing school. Its pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagement are shaped by synergies between the disciplines of Art History, English, Media and Communications, Film Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies and the practice-based art disciplines of the Sydney College of the Arts. The school is committed to culture-making and engagement with creative practice across a range of forms, consolidating expertise in media communication and digital cultures, English and creative writing, film and moving image, performance studies and visual art. SACE’s internationally recognised research supports its ambition that graduates will be the culture leaders of the future, shaping national and global practices, policy and engagement across arts and media and communication sectors.

Over its twenty-five-year history in the University, SCA has gained an enviable reputation as a leading centre for education and research in contemporary art. It has consistently positioned itself at the forefront of concept-based teaching and practice, underpinned by deep critical engagement with historical and contemporary currents in the field. SCA’s academics offer expertise in a variety of media and teach in conjunction with expert technical staff using a flexible studio model. SCA lists a number of distinguished alumni, including some of Australia’s leading international artists. SCA forms part of the University’s commitment to the visual and performing arts, which includes the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Power Institute, Art History and its extensive Museums and Galleries portfolio, including the new Chau Chak Wing Museum.

The school is now seeking to appoint an outstanding academic at the level of Lecturer to join this rapidly growing and highly successful discipline of Contemporary Art. Reporting to the Chair of Discipline and Director, you will contribute to academic teaching, research and administration. This role includes the delivery of studio-based teaching and supervision of Higher Degree Research students, as well as making a strong contribution to the research strengths of the school.

About you

  • A Masters of Fine Arts
  • An esteemed research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in contemporary art, specialising in Video Art and Photography
  • An ambitious, yet plausible, 3-year research plan that includes a program of competitive grant applications
  • Broad experience in student focused teaching and learning in contemporary art at tertiary level, including unit coordination, pastoral care, and adherence to the principles of diversity and inclusion
  • Evidence of your ability to work professionally as part of a team, cooperating with colleagues in a collegial and effective manner within Sydney College of the Arts and beyond, as well as with external partners

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Tuesday 10 January 2023 11:59 PM