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Lecturer in Photography
University of Sydney

Date Posted Feb. 3, 2020
Title Lecturer in Photography
University University of Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Department School of Literature, Art and Media (SLAM)
Application Deadline Mar. 4, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Art - Photography
  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Photography
  • Located at Camperdown Campus – 0.5 Part-time continuing appointment, remuneration package Academic Level B

About the opportunity

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) is based in the School of Literature, Art and Media (SLAM), one of the six schools of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). The School of Literature, Arts and Media is a vibrant school whose pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by lively synergies between traditional disciplines such as Art History, English and Linguistics and newer formations such as Media and Communication, Film and Museum Studies.

Over its twenty-five-year history, SCA has gained an enviable reputation as a leading centre for education and research in the visual arts. Its list of distinguished alumni includes some of Australia’s leading visual artists. SCA is one important part of the University’s commitment to the visual and performing arts – which includes the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Power Institute of Fine Arts, Department of Art History, and our extensive Museums and Galleries portfolio, soon to be significantly enhanced by the opening of the new Chau Chak Wing Museum on the Camperdown campus.

SCA has consistently positioned itself at the forefront of concept based contemporary art teaching and practice, driven by the principle that students and research candidates conceptually and critically engage with visual art practice. The University has recently reimagined the SCA to be comprised of broad conceptual thinkers who can offer expertise in a variety of media and can teach in conjunction with expert technical staff who represent a flexible studio model.

As an academic with an understanding of contemporary visual art (reporting to the Chair of Department and Director, SCA), you will contribute to academic teaching, research and administration within SCA. This includes the delivery of studio based and visual art education and making a strong contribution to SLAM’s research strengths.

This position is an exciting role for practitioners who have expertise in Photography, especially those who are able to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to the design and delivery of new curriculum and high-quality visual arts research and have the desire to build and develop engagement with external stakeholders.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are seeking an energetic and committed individual for the Lecturer in Photography who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • Theoretical knowledge of historical and contemporary art
  • Excellent team work skills
  • Expertise in photography within the field of contemporary art

Required in addition to the above criteria

  • A Master of Visual Arts/Fine Arts or equivalent
  • Active visual arts teaching experience at tertiary level with the capacity to teach across a broad range of subjects
  • Active in research/practice
  • An exhibition record

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 153/0120C to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30pm, Wednesday 4 March 2020

  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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