Professor in Museum Studies

University of Glasgow - School of Humanities

Job Purpose

As part of a major investment we are currently seeking a professor in Museum Studies. The post will be based in Information Studies (School of Humanities) and will oversee significant collaborative and interdisciplinary expansion of Museum Studies, extending Glasgow University’s global influence in the field. We welcome applications from candidates with any specialism within Museum and Heritage Studies, particularly Digital Cultural Heritage.

The postholder will conduct internationally leading research and deliver research-led education, specifically by providing leadership for the rapidly expanding Museum Studies postgraduate programme, and contribute to leadership more broadly as required. The postholder will help to shape the research agenda in Museum Studies at the University of Glasgow, with the specific remit of stimulating collaborative research and external grant applications involving colleagues both within and outside the School, including partners from the international cultural heritage sector and the Kelvin Hall Partnership.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The appointment will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business.

Salary will be within the professorial range and subject to negotiation.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

Vacancy Ref: 019250, closing date:12 March 2018.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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