University of Stirling

The Post

Grade 7: £32,548 - £38,833 p.a.

Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 p.a.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 23 November 2017.

Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 06 December 2017.

Description of Duties

We are seeking to appoint two Lecturer (grade 7/8) in Heritage to join our existing interdisciplinary programme team. We wish to recruit two excellent candidates with an established research focus in inter-disciplinary heritage studies and international perspectives in their research. While applications are welcome from across the broad field of Heritage, we are particularly interested in one or more specialisms within the following six areas:

  • Heritage and museums in a contested world
  • Heritage economies, sustainable development and tourism
  • Heritage science with a focus on environmental impacts on heritage and conservation
  • Heritage conservation theory and philosophy
  • Interpretation, presentation, education and learning (including digital heritage)
  • Landscape, natural heritage and sustainability.

Heritage constitutes a key area of strategic growth within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the University. It holds a central place in the University’s strategic research themes of ‘Cultures, Communities and Society’ and ‘Global Security and Resilience’. Members of our current Heritage team are participants in collaborative and interdisciplinary funded research projects with partners in the UK, the EU and internationally. Our research is critically grounded in the social, economic, environmental and political contexts in which we work, and attentive to the power relations surrounding heritage. We aim to undertake research that makes a difference in society, addressing national and global challenges by exploring the complex relationships between, past, present and future. Research impact is integral to what we do, working in partnership with government bodies, heritage organizations, international agencies and NGOs to influence the policy and practice of heritage management, interpretation and conservation nationally and internationally. Likewise, collaborative, community practice and public engagement are hallmarks of our approach to heritage.

Heritage is one of the core strands within the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy, which provides a forum for interdisciplinary research. The University of Stirling is currently Scotland’s sole provider of both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Heritage. We have a strong cohort of PhD students undertaking research in the field, as well as a number of post-doctoral fellows. The University has established partnerships with Historic Environment Scotland and the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/jobs

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