Associate Director of Research

Yale University - Yale Center for British Art - Research and Education

General Purpose: Reporting to the Deputy Director of Research, Exhibitions, and Publications, the Associate Director of Research is based in the Research Department and is a senior member of the larger Division of Research, Exhibitions and Publications. The Division provides oversight to the following areas: research, education, and public programs; exhibitions and publications; academic outreach and teaching initiatives; the Yale-in-London study abroad program; visiting scholars; post-doctoral, post-graduate, and student positions; and the Reference Library and Archives; the development of the website presentation of all the above areas. Collectively, the Division is responsible for fostering the Center’s research culture and building its reputation for scholarship and object-based knowledge.

The Associate Director of Research will play a leading role in developing the Center’s reputation for excellence in scholarship. Her/his responsibilities will concentrate on the following areas: creation, oversight and management of scholarly programs, including conferences, workshops and symposia, as well as exhibitions and publications workshops; directing the New Haven end of Yale-in-London, the university’s oldest credit-granting study abroad program that is run by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London (PMC); managing the Visiting Scholars program, including peer review selection and scholars’ seminars; cultivating relationships with the larger scholarly community at Yale to enhance participation in the Center’s research program; and overseeing the Center’s cohorts of post-doctoral and post-graduate research associates, graduate student research assistants, undergraduate interns, and student workers at all levels. The post-holder will share responsibility with the Division’s Deputy Director in the day-to-day operation of the division. The post-holder may propose to teach courses at Yale, and will represent the Center at relevant scholarly events and professional meetings. S/he will be expected to develop her/his own scholarly work and publications (one day per week is given to personal research), and to participate in external scholarly conferences and relevant associations such as the College Art Association and Association for Art History.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and ideally eight years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Strong record of scholarly achievement and publication.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively.
  • Self-directed and pro-active. Ability to work independently.
  • Proven record of successful project management; administrative and logistical experience (for example, organizing major conferences; running a department; PI of a large research project).
  • Demonstrated ability (ideally five years) in teaching and/or working in scholarly environment, such as a university, research center, or museum.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: PhD in the history of British Art or closely related field is highly preferred; strong record of scholarship; experience of successful project management (e.g. organizing major conferences, running a department, acting as PI for a large research project).

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at

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