Associate Professor – Fine Art

Reference: AHCFA1050

Associate/Assistant Professor

Art And Design


The work of this role is directly related to the achievement of the above Global Goals.

Website University of Leeds

This role will be based on the main campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you an experienced and influential academic with the proven ability to carry out teaching and research in the expanded field of Fine Art Practice and related areas? Do you have experience of leading and managing a dedicated and innovative fine art teaching team? Do you have an excellent research track record, proven success obtaining funding and the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research and an exceptional student experience which supports and reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our applicants, cohort and curriculum? 

The University of Leeds is one of the top 75 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities.   Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

As Associate Professor, you will carry out research, teaching and management within the school, faculty and university and contribute to academic leadership in the field of Fine Art with specific emphasis, in the first instance, on delivering our highly successful array of Fine Art programmes.

The School is a recognised leader in research and research-led teaching in Fine Art, History of Art, Cultural and Museum Studies. We offer a unique combination of programmes centred on the encounter between historical, cultural and theoretical analysis, museum and heritage studies and fine art practice. You will join an experienced, innovative and diverse team to teach across our four undergraduate Fine Art and MA in Fine Art programmes, in addition to supervising PhD students in practice-led research.

You will have experience in managing and leading fine art teaching teams as well as engaging with professional and technical services staff in order to provide effective leadership within such teams.

You will be actively involved in research, producing high quality exhibitions, performances and publications and contributing to the School’s Research Excellence Framework (REF). You will have the opportunity to engage with the School and Faculty’s many research centres.

You will have achieved a high level of professional experience and standing as a leading practitioner, nationally and internationally, and demonstrate an enthusiasm for and record of research-led teaching. You will also be fluent with current practices located at the intersections between fine art, history of art, art writing and curation. In addition, you will have a proven record of research activities (commensurate with the level of the post) such as exhibitions, performances and/or published work, along with experience of and commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 14.5% of salary
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Joanne Crawford, Head of School

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1824

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