KASK & Conservatorium (HOGENT - Howest)


In order to be eligible for this position, candidates must

- meet the general requirements outlined in article V.106 of the Flemish “Higher Education Codex” of 20 December 2013.

- be in possession of a master’s degree, in art history, art management, museum studies, curatorial studies or equivalent.


The Curatorial Studies postgraduate program of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts / Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (KASK) of University College Ghent, is looking for a ‘Museums and Collections’ lecturer to join the Curatorial Studies team.

Curatorial Studies is an intensive one-year postgraduate program covering key positions, legacies, ideas, and debates important to the curatorial. By drawing on the expertise of a broad network of cultural practitioners and institutions, the course aims to facilitate an environment in which a multiplicity of perspectives and critical discourses can thrive. Established in 1999, the program is the result of a collaboration between KASK & Conservatorium/ School of Arts of HOGENT and Howest, Ghent University, and S.M.A.K. – the contemporary art museum in Ghent. The program attracts high-level national and international students, a majority of whom find employment in museums, commercial galleries, academia and art organizations upon graduation.


  • Teach Museums and Collections course (12 3-hour classes) on the history, theory and practicalities of art collecting, with a specific focus on modern and contemporary art. It is expected that the lecturer will address up-to-date methodological, ethical, and political issues of art collecting in an international context.
  • Provide guidance and coaching of enrolled participants and evaluate the final competences.
  • Participate in Curatorial Studies team meetings and carry out administrative duties related to the “Museums and Collections” class.
  • Plan and/or take part in off-site Curatorial Studies visits.



  • Proven practical and theoretical experience with modern and contemporary art collections, through scholarly writing and/or management experience within a museum, foundation, or gallery.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern and contemporary art, and of best practices in the field of art collecting.
  • Teaching experience within a higher education context.
  • Ability to teach and carry out administrative tasks in English.


  • International network in prominent museums, art organizations and/or galleries.
  • Familiarity with a range of art collections, e.g. ethnographic, applied arts or design.
  • Actively pursuing internationally recognized research in the field of art collecting.
  • Publication record relevant to art collecting.
  • Bilingual English and Dutch.
  • Collegial, student-focused approach to teaching and learning.


Recruitment will be made at 10% of a full-time job within the Fine Arts department of KASK & Conservatory, the School of Arts of the University College Ghent. Initial appointment starts in October 2023, subject to renewal based on an evaluation at the end of the academic year.

The position is offered on a fixed-term contract (as a guest professor), from 01-10-2023 to 30-09-2024.

You will be appointed at the rank of guest professor at the 502 (lecturer) level of the Flemish salary scale, more information about which can be accessed here

Benefits of the job include free commute via public transport or bicycle allowance, a flexible teaching schedule, a staff card with additional benefits, and a stimulating working environment.

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