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Full Professorship in Art History before 1800 - Netherlands  

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Posted on : 29 April 2017

Project Description

Key responsibilities            
  • The new professor in Art History before 1800 will hold an appointment at LUCAS. The main tasks are: 
  • Innovative research in Art History before 1800 and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels;
  • Teaching, especially in the program of Art History, including the new BA track Arts, Media and Society, as well as the Research MA program Arts & Culture, and contributing to curriculum development;
  • Further enhancing the position of the Art History programs as nationally and internationally leading;
  • Supervision of PhD research;
  • Initiation and supervision of postgraduate research;
  • Acquisition of project funding at the national, European and international level (NWO, Horizon 2020 etc.);
  • Further build on fruitful connections between the museums in the region and the institute LUCAS/the Art History programs;
  • Administrative and management duties;
  • Participating and activating the (inter)national public debate on cultural issues. 

Selection Criteria             
  • We are particularly interested in scholars whose profile shows affinity with the societal role of European art in the broader perspective of art and culture in other parts of the world, as well as a specific interest in the praxis of museums and art institutions;
  • We are looking for an internationally renowned and ambitious scholar in the field of Art History before 1800, on the basis of an extensive list of high standard publications and the proven capacity to acquire external funding for research projects;
  • A PhD-degree in a relevant field;
  • A research profile in line with the LUCAS programme Medieval and early modern studies: literature, art and learning (750-1700)
  • A demonstrable commitment to high-quality teaching, and to a broad teaching scope and thesis supervision at undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • A potential to develop interdisciplinary research and teaching;
  • Demonstrable administrative, management, and leadership skills;
  • An extensive worldwide academic network;
  • An excellent command of English; most MA programs at our University are taught in English, the BA track Arts Media and Society is also taught in English.
  • If the successful applicant is not Dutch-speaking, s/he is expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years from taking up duty, for administrative and social purposes; the University will fund her/his Dutch training at the University’s Academic Language Center.
  • After appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, the successful applicant will be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs), successful completion of which is a condition for favorable assessment in work reviews. 

Our Faculty/Institute            
  • The Faculty of Humanities is a unique international center for the advanced study of languages, cultures, arts, and societies worldwide, in their historical contexts from prehistory to the present. Our faculty is home to more than 6,000 students and 800 staff members.
  • The  University Center for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is one of the six Research Institutes of the Faculty of Humanities.
  •  It aims to be a prominent player in the research field of the arts (literature, art, architecture, media and design). Key questions that concern LUCAS are the relationship between arts and society in the Western world, and how Western art and culture relate to art and culture elsewhere. 
  • This research draws upon the rich collections of museums and institutions within and outside of university.
  • LUCAS is one of the few research institutes in the world where experts in the field of literature, art and media collectively study the interrelation between art and society from a historical perspective from antiquity to the present day. 
  • The institute's research is subdivided in three time clusters: (1) Literature and Culture of the Classical civilization, (2) Medieval and Early Modern Culture from a Literary and Art historical Perspective, (3) Modern and Contemporary Culture from the Perspective of Literature and Modern Media. 
  • If the successful candidate has already held a full professorship or if she/he has successfully completed a tenure track, she/he may be eligible for a permanent, full-time appointment.
  •  In other cases the appointment will initially be for a period of five years, convertible into a permanent position in case of satisfactory performance. 
  •  The gross monthly salary will be between € 5,260.- and € 7,659.- (pay scale H2) commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  •  These amounts are based on a fulltime appointment and are in conformity with current salary scales under the collective employment agreement (cao) for Dutch Universities. 
  • An appointment at University includes pension build-up and other benefits, including an annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%. 
  • Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. 

Our University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.