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Lecturer in History of Art

University of Aberdeen - School of Divinity, History & Philosophy

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £40,792 to £48,676 per annum. Grade 7 salary scale
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th December 2018
Closes: 31st January 2019
Job Ref: DHP072A

The University of Aberdeen wishes to appoint a Lecturer in the History of Art from 1 August 2019. Applicants should have an ability to teach Renaissance art though may have research interests in another field of art history. The successful candidate will contribute to art history teaching in the department and will develop specialist honours courses focusing on the Renaissance and in accordance with their own research interests, should these be different. The appointment will be made at lecturer level with the expectation that applicants will have an academic publishing profile of demonstrable excellence. 

The main purpose of this role is to fulfil teaching and supervision requirements, within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy and to contribute to the research excellence of the School. An important part of this post will be participation in the continuing development and delivery of the History of Art programme at Aberdeen. The successful candidate will be expected to have a demonstrable ability to teach Renaissance art history, to contribute broadly to the undergraduate teaching programme in History of Art and to support and supervise the work of postgraduate students.

Applicants should have a proven research record of demonstrable excellence in the discipline of History of Art, and an ability to teach across that discipline. 

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, have experience of teaching in higher education, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£40,792 - £48,676 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, [] for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 January 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Dr Mary Pryor, Head of History of Art, 01224 273733,

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Pryor

Please quote reference number DHP072A on all correspondence 

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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