Call for Applications: Lecturer in Art History of Africa, SOAS (Deadline: 13 October)

The School of Arts at The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London seeks to appoint a Lecturer (or Senior Lecturer) in the Art History of Africa in the Department of the History of Art & Archaeology. The post will start around August 2020. The appointee will carry out research and provide teaching and supervision in the contemporary, modern and/or pre-modern arts and visual cultures of one or more regions of sub-Saharan Africa. As an expected growth area, West Africa is a region of particular interest to the Department. The art-historical specialism could include modes and practices such as painting, calligraphy, photography and video art, masquerade, textiles, curating and/or cultural industries. The School of Arts especially wishes to attract suitably qualified applicants from Africa and from African diaspora backgrounds: it is our ambition to find ways to redress the continuing low proportion of BME scholars in UK academia.

The post-holder must be able to contribute to disciplinary and specialist teaching in the History of Art & Archaeology and to broad arts-based teaching on BA programmes in the School of Arts, especially within BA Creative Arts. S/he will be able to teach or co-teach survey modules and to supervise BA and MA dissertations in the arts of sub-Saharan Africa and diaspora cultures. An ability to teach art theory relevant to art history, the creative arts and/or cultural industries and to foster and develop practice-based learning and teaching is highly desirable.

Deadline for applications: 13 October 2019


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Find out more about the role and its responsibilities, information about how to apply, and contact details here

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact the Head of the School of Arts, Professor Shane McCausland,


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