Monday, December 1, 2008

Lecturer in the Arts of the Pacific (University of East Anglia)

While people may have see the following on the AAA job center, I thought the following position was worth advertising here on the blog as it is for someone working in the Pacific (and thus Melanesia). I should disclose I held this position for three years (2005-08) and thoroughly enjoyed the intellectual and social environment of the Sainsbury Research Unit and the larger school of World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia. The teaching load is light (by all standards) and there is wide ranging scope for and support for developing one's own research.

Lecturer in the Arts of the Pacific in United Kingdom

Salary: 37,651.00 - 43,622.00
Type: Full Time - Middle

Applications are invited for an indefinite full-time Lectureship in the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas, School of World Art Studies and Museology, University of East Anglia, UK, to commence on 1 September 2009. Primary responsibilities include co-teaching an MA course, supervising graduate students, limited undergraduate teaching and participation in research projects. See for further information on the Sainsbury Research Unit. The closing date for applications is 19 January 2009 and interviews are expected to be held on 27 February 2009. Further particulars and an application form can be obtained from the University's web page at: or by e-mail at or by calling the answerphone on 01603 593493 or by mail to the Human Resources Division, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ. Please quote the appropriate reference number.

Applicants should have a doctorate in anthropology, art history, archaeology or a related subject and should have fieldwork experience, strong interests in visual arts, a good record of original research and the capacity for research led instruction. Expertise in museum anthropology and theoretical approaches to material culture is desirable.

Preferred Education: Doctorate

NOTES: International Candidates Will Be Considered. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is in GBP Sterling.

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