Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Conservation

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Courtauld Institute of Art
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Saturday, 16 October, 2021 - 01:00

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research in art history and the conservation of paintings; it is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world. The Conservation department has an outstanding research and teaching record in the conservation of paintings, focusing in particular on wall and easel paintings.

The Courtauld is seeking to appoint a lecturer or senior lecturer in the Conservation of Buddhist Wall Paintings and Sites. We are simultaneously seeking to appoint a lecturer or senior lecturer in Buddhist Art History. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Conservation will contribute to our MA in Wall Painting Conservation, play a leading role in the delivery of the MA in Buddhist Art and Conservation, and undertake research, supervise research students, and participate in our thriving research community. This appointment offers an exciting opportunity to transform The Courtauld’s teaching and research, and to provide academic leadership in fields of critical importance to the discipline, within and beyond the institute.

We welcome applications from those at any post-doctoral (or equivalent) career stage and encourage applications from early career scholars as well as senior scholars with outstanding track records in research leadership, publication, curriculum design and/or reform, teaching and academic administration. The appointed faculty will have an important role in transforming teaching and research at The Courtauld.

This post is part of The Courtauld’s commitment to a more inclusive and diverse curriculum. This is generously supported by Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.

Applicants who are interested in discussing the role informally before submitting an application should contact Dr Austin Nevin, Head of the Conservation Department (

The application process is online. You will need to provide a CV, a supporting statement of no more than 1500 words, and the names of 3 referees.

The supporting statement should set out how you meet the criteria for this position and include a brief statement about your research profile. This should include your current and future research plans, teaching plans and experience, administrative experience, and potential to contribute to the research profile and impact of The Courtauld. Please address the criteria set out in the Person Specification when preparing your statement.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2021. Interviews will take place in November 2021