Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology

SOAS University of London - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

This post is fixed-term until January 2019.

The role and its responsibilities

The post is intended for a dynamic scholar at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. The post is tenable for 12 months from January 2018 to January 2019. Applications are invited from those working on the histories and theories of the collection and representation of non-Western art and material culture. Those with curatorial experience are particularly invited to apply.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts, and will be expected to teach courses to both undergraduates and taught Masters students, and collaborate productively with colleagues. The specific courses to be taught in term 2 2017/18 are Curating Cultures (MA) and MuseumsHeritage and Material Culture Studies (MA), as well as two modules in term 1 (2018/19). The successful candidate will also be expected to convene the Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies MA programme, supervise both BA and MA dissertations, and assume administrative tasks in the School of Arts.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will have the ability to lecture and supervise students at all levels. A PhD in History of Art, Material Culture, Museum Studies, or related subject is essential, as is experience of museum/curatorial work. The successful candidate should also have a solid track record of publications and research activity.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Professor Anna Contadini, Head of the School of Arts (ac24@soas.ac.uk) or Dr Louise Tythacott, Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology of Asian Art (lt15@soas.ac.uk).

Competitive benefits package

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff);
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution;
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare.

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please visit www.soas.ac.uk/jobs.

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology in the School of Arts

The School of Arts (SoA) was inaugurated in September 2012, bringing together three existing departments and centres in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, namely, the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, the Department of Music, and the Centre for Media Studies. SoA offers programmes that encompass historical and contemporary perspectives on the arts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, including ethnographic and practice-based approaches.

Closing date: 24th August 2017.

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing or on: 11th September 2017.

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.

We are working to achieve a diverse and representative workforce at all levels within SOAS University of London. Women and Black and Minority Ethnic groups are actively encouraged to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.

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