Michaelis School of Fine Art: Call for application

Michaelis School of Fine Art: Call for application

University of Cape Town

June 30, 2009
Michaelis School of Fine Art: Call for application

Faculty of Humanities

Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer:
Fine Art (Painting)

Call for application

Michaelis School of Fine Art
University of Cape Town

32 – 37 Orange Street
Cape Town
South Africa


The successful candidate will be responsible for both teaching undergraduate courses and supervising postgraduate research, and should be conversant with both traditional and contemporary painting media. Familiarity with developments in digital technologies, for example Videography and postproduction software, or areas such as Curatorship, would be an advantage.

The School recognises the interdisciplinary nature of much contemporary art and while expertise in painting is a prerequisite, we would welcome applicants who understand these shifts and who would take the opportunity to develop and extend emerging trends and new innovations in contemporary fine art practice.

The successful applicant must have at least an MFA (or equivalent) with proven research capacity and an exhibition record attesting to their understanding of contemporary art discourse, while a PhD would strengthen candidature. The ability to supervise postgraduate research projects is essential and candidates appointed at the senior levels must be prepared to assume the role of Head of Department if nominated.

The Painting section of the School includes workshops and studios, as well as access to the School’s digital labs. The successful applicant will be allocated studio space and be encouraged to apply for funding for his or her own creative work. A start-up grant enables new staff to launch their research programmes.
Information on the teaching and research activities of the School may be found on the website: http://www.michaelis.uct.ac.za.

Appointment will take place at the appropriate level in alignment with the Faculty’s criteria for promotion. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The annual remuneration packages, including benefits, are: • Professor – R560 806 • Associate Professor – R460 148 • Senior Lecturer – R393 743.

Please send/e-mail: • a letter of motivation, stating clearly the post reference number and level for which you are applying • a full CV (no certificates) • a one-page summary of your CV • the names, e-mail and telephone details of three contactable referees to: Mrs T Moore (Ref: 2025 ART), Staff Recruitment & Selection, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa by 31 July 2009 • e-mail: [email protected] • tel. +27 21 650 2192 • Website: http://www.humanities.uct.ac.za.

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