JOB: Art Law Lecturer, MA Art Market & Appraisal, Kingston School of Art, London

Kingston School of Art at Kingston University is seeking an Art Law Lecturer (Fixed term Contract) MA Art Market & Appraisal, with immediate start.

Application deadline: 23 Aug 2020

Kingston School of Art is seeking an experienced Art Law lecturer to lead the module Art Law on our MA Art Market and Appraisal. The role includes module leadership, content delivery and the design and grading of relevant assignments.

The content of the module explains principles of law that affect the work of the professional working within the field of auctioneering, appraisal, acquisition, sale and management of fine art and cultural property. It explains key areas of art law to lay students, focusing on themes pertaining to the art world such as contract law, copyright, international treaties and recent changes in law as applicable to the art world.

The lecturer should be able to communicate about case law especially in ways that are easy to understand and introduce students to recent and relevant case studies from the art world. The person should be able to introduce students to elements of debate, negotiation and dispute management through practical exercises.

MA Art Market and Appraisal is a well-established postgraduate course, situated within a vibrant community of degrees in the Creative and Cultural industries Department within the School of Critical Studies & Creative Industries.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a high-level qualification in law, ideally with a specialisation in the international art markets and art business and/or extensive experience working in the commercial art world. A proven track record in lecturing art law within higher education context or equivalent is highly desirable. As situated in an art school, we welcome a student-focused approach to education. Knowledge of current developments in the UK and wider art markets is to be desired. Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a cooperative team are essential for this position.

You will have a relevant postgraduate qualification, and experience of teaching in Higher Education. Due to the challenges of teaching in the context of Covid-19, experience in online teaching would be a bonus.   

Further information

Full details and application are via our website.

This is a fractional appointment for 12 months. Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 27 August 2020

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jonathan Gander, Head of Department of Creative & Cultural Industries.