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Marti Friedlander Lectureship in Photographic Practices and History

The University of Auckland is home to the leading and most comprehensive Arts Faculty in New Zealand, ranked 28 in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty for 2018.

At the heart of the Faculty of Arts is its commitment to preparing young New Zealanders to be global citizens and influencers, making it a hub of intellectual leadership. The University of Auckland is the largest provider of art historical scholarship in New Zealand. The Art History programme sits within the School of Humanities and offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that range from historical European and American arts through the arts of the Pacific to contemporary art and cultural heritage.

This is a permanent full-time position, at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level (equivalent to tenured Assistant/Associate Professor level in US). Applicants will be PhD qualified and demonstrate the capacity for productive, high quality research; experience of successful undergraduate teaching; and the readiness to undertake postgraduate supervision. In the University we want to reflect the diversity of our city and therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

Teaching will focus on the practices, history and theories of photography from their beginnings to the present day. Topics will begin more broadly and include major photographers, genres, movements and technological developments, as well as the place of New Zealand photography in international contexts’. At graduate level teaching will become focused and specific, reflecting the new appointee’s specialisation and research interests. It is anticipated that this new lectureship and any subsequently developed courses will encourage interdisciplinary and cross-faculty enrolments.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading and largest university with over 42,000 students of whom 10,000 graduate annually in a wide range of professions and fields. The University has eight faculties and supports a number of key leading research centers and institutes. It is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research institution with the largest number of top-ranked researchers.

Auckland has recently been ranked third best city in Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey for the sixth consecutive year.

Applications should be submitted via the University website

Position Reference: 19671

Closing date:  12 April 2021

Any queries or further information about the role, please contact:

Clare Litten, DDI:  09 923 9096, email:

Dr Kathrin Soehnel, DDI: 09 923 9006, email:

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