The BA (Hons) Art Histories and Curatorial Practices: Asia and the World is a new full-time, three-year undergraduate programme, aims to produce scholars, art history educators, and art professionals who are adaptable to the dynamism of the art world, especially at a time when global issues and concerns have transformed the ways that the arts are practised and exhibitions have been presented.
Taking its first intake in August 2024, the programme takes into account the recent shifts that have occurred from within the discipline of art history and curatorial practices, which have de-centred perspectives and narratives from Euro-American originations. The Asian situatedness of the programme will be a key differentiation that will allow new discourses to be generated from the region while engaging with the global art world. This programme is also a response to recent global trends, such as the pandemic, the re-emergence of nationalism, increasing digitisation and environmental problems, which are redefining the ways that the arts are being taught, practised and curated.
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Programme Leader to direct and teach in this exciting new programme.
The successful candidate will be an experienced educator and a credentialed art historian with curatorial skills or an experienced curator with art historical knowledge with an established track record of research, pedagogy and programme leadership.
The programme resides in the McNally School of Fine Arts of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries. Reporting to the Head of School, your key responsibilities
will include the organisation, planning and delivery of the programme. As a programme
leader, you will create a stimulating environment for students and will set the strategic direction of the programme to ensure it meets the high standards of the undergraduate programmes at LASALLE.
As a faculty member, you are expected to contribute to the research culture of the College through scholarly work and/or practice-led research. Your key operational responsibilities include overseeing the curriculum and its development, planning and coordination of classes and managing students’ creative output, ensuring high levels of quality assurance to meet the academic standards of the College and managing the programme efficiently within the allotted resources and budget, which includes selection and management of part-time staff and a range of visiting artists, and the building of good working relationships with internship providers, the local visual arts scene and industry and relevant stakeholders.
This programme is a rare opportunity for the successful candidate to demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking and establish a clear vision to build a new programme and make a significant contribution to the cultural and creative industries sector.
- PhD or equivalent in a relevant field, preferably with an MA in Art History or Curatorial Studies.
- At least 10 years of related professional practice and teaching experience at the tertiary level and at least four years of experience in programme management.
- Good knowledge and experience of the academic framework of higher education.
- Experience in supervising dissertation at BA-level and ability to engage students through a range of delivery modes.
- Ability to mentor, develop and supervise teaching staff.
- A strong belief in the importance of collegiality and demonstrable ability to work well as a member of a team and collaborate at all levels.
- Ability to work within a multicultural context and in diverse/interdisciplinary settings.
- Strong organisational, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- A positive attitude to research and preferably a strong research profile.
Interested applicants are invited to apply directly at the LASALLE careers portal. Closing date is 30 November 2023 or until the position is filled. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.