Job opportunity – Faculty Position in Curatorial Practice, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is the fastest-rising university in the world’s Top 50 and ranked 39th globally. NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.
The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites qualified academics / professionals to apply for a faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professor in Curatorial Practice.
ADM is currently developing a teaching and research focus in Curatorial Practice, with a focus on contemporary art in all its media formats such as time based and performance art, art in public spaces, festivals and non-art institutional contexts, and broader conceptions of curating such as art programming.
Curatorial practice has come to play an increasingly vital role in the representation and interpretation of art. Accordingly, the successful applicant will be expected to teach and conduct research in an interdisciplinary mode, and provide the leadership to develop transcultural and global collaborations for teaching and research in this area. The successful candidate should possess the professional skills and depth of knowledge required to engage students in the relevant discourses and thinking key to the practice of curating. Based on a clear vision of the potential and challenges associated with curatorial practice, and in response to developments in the field and the activities of professionals working across a diverse range of curatorial and art-related disciplines, the successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to prepare students with diverse backgrounds and interests to be equipped with the skills needed for the challenges and various opportunities which will be needed in Singapore, the region and beyond in the near future.
The successful candidate will teach in the domain of Curatorial Practice, and introduce new courses in their area(s) of specialization. These might include, for example: curatorial strategies, professional curatorial practice, contemporary art, theory and writing, visual cultures and art in public spaces. It is expected that the professor will build collaborative links with the artistic community, the curatorial profession, and broader art and design communities (i.e. museums, contemporary art organisations, biennales and festivals) of national and international significance. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership and foster excellence in all academic activities and maintain an active professional practice.
Deadline: September 20, 2015