18 June 2019

Opportunity Description

The Michaelis School of Fine Art is internationally recognised as one of Africa’s foremost institutions for the study of fine art. The School seeks to appoint a new member of staff who would be able to teach and research in studio work practice and theory related to art. The School recognises the interdisciplinary nature of much contemporary art and 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.


  • At least a Master’s degree with proven research capacity and an exhibition/curation/publication record attesting to their understanding of contemporary art
  • Be conversant with various traditional and contemporary media
  • Familiarity with developments in digital technologies, curation or other growing research areas in the field of artistic practice
  • Responsible for teaching undergraduate courses and supervising postgraduate research
  • The ability to supervise postgraduate research projects


  • A PhD
  • A National Profile
  • The successful applicant will be allocated a studio and be given the opportunity to apply for funding for his or her own creative work.

The annual cost of employment, including benefits at Lecturer level is R683 358

How to Apply

Please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ian Petersen at recruitment02@uct.ac.za

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to do a presentation

Telephone: 021 650 2163
Reference number: E19242