Professor in Design and Dress History position

University of Brighton

Based at Grand Parade, Brighton
£55,908 – £59,306 per annum at Grade 10
£59,306 – £62,908 per annum at Grade 11

University of Brighton
The University of Brighton is seeking a high calibre, inspirational individual to join the Faculty of Arts to play a major role in helping to shape the future of the subject through research and intellectual leadership.

The Faculty of Arts is recognized as a centre of excellence in design and dress history, material culture and museum studies and, as a leader in the field for three decades, our thriving research cluster has an international reputation. The Faculty is also the home of the Design Archives and the Screen Archive South East, both of which provide dedicated resources for research and scholarship. The Faculty has a healthy postgraduate design history society and continues to offer dedicated undergraduate and postgraduates courses in these fields.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in their field and have, where required, an understanding of professionally accredited courses. Experience in the management and leadership of courses, curriculum development, and teaching and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is essential. Job sharers welcome.

The main functions of the role are to:
• provide leadership in a combination of teaching, research and community and economic engagement including responsibility for significant elements of the work of the school;
• to develop good practice and expertise in teaching learning and assessment, both personally and throughout the school collaborating with external organisations both nationally and abroad;
• to contribute actively to quality assurance processes;
• to continue to develop a national and international reputation in research, making a significant contribution to the development and management of research in the subject area and publishing regularly in journals;
• to supervise research students to completion.

Essential criteria for the role are:
• PhD in Design or Dress History;
• a substantial publication record and/or exhibitions in the field and a distinctive international research profile in the field;
• demonstrable experience of working across theoretical and historical approaches to art and design practices/dress, design, material and visual culture at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
• a comprehensive knowledge of research and teaching in higher education in the UK and internationally in the field of design and dress history and the skill to work effectively across the arts and humanities;
• a proven ability and experience in leading and developing design and design history research expertise within an academic team;
• experience of PhD supervision to successful completion and the ability to lead and teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
• an ability to formulate and develop research projects and groups and to develop and lead successful research grant applications.

Call (01273) 642849 (24 hours) or visit

Ref: AH3132

Closing date: 8 January 2013


JOB: Professor of Art History – Design & Decorative Arts

Application deadline: Sep 15, 2011

SCAD Savannah seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position in modern or contemporary art and design for Fall 2011. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in art history or a related field. Curatorial and exhibition experience would be desirable to support the opportunities available with the expanded SCAD Museum of Art. Successful candidates will shape and enrich the graduate and undergraduate curriculum devoted to the history of design and decorative arts and will teach core curriculum in the history of western art (Survey I and II, and/or 20th–century Art). Candidates will have demonstrated success in college-level teaching and expertise in contemporary art and its methodologies. The successful applicant will contribute to an expanding curriculum in the history, theory and criticism of art and design. Proven leadership skills and ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds are desirable.

SCAD Savannah hosts undergraduate and graduate degree programs in art history. The art history department emphasizes critical and comparative forms of analysis and interpretation, culminating in the independent research thesis for both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to the wide range of scholars and artists visiting the university, the department’s exceptional biennial art history symposia and Live/Art/History lecture series include distinguished guest critics, scholars, museum directors and curators. Along with the rich exhibition programming within the university’s gallery spaces, the SCAD Museum of Art provides students with direct encounters with works by major artists, offering an artistic, educational and cultural resource for students, faculty and the region.

For complete submission requirements, please visit our website using the URL listed and follow application instructions:

Should you have questions regarding your application package, you may submit an email to Human Resources at

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The Savannah College of Art and Design is the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university. SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees in distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers students a choice of degree programs in 46 majors and 50 minors in locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, in Lacoste, France, online through SCAD eLearning, and now in Hong Kong. SCAD is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability.


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