Lecturer, Divinity, History & Philosophy (DHP097A)

The University of Aberdeen wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Modern and/or Contemporary Art History (1 FTE, open-ended) from 1 July 2021. Applicants should have a research and teaching focus on any area of modern and/or contemporary art. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates specialising in the history of photography and lens-based media. 

School/Section: Divinity, History & Philosophy
Division: History of Art
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £41,526 - £49,552
Ref No: DHP097A
Closing Date: 30-APR-2021


Job Description

The Art History Department at Aberdeen operates with a strong interdisciplinary outlook. Its active researchers are furthering specialist knowledge and understanding in a range of areas. We offer a four-year undergraduate programme leading to an Honours degree in Art History, together with a wide range of joint degree options. The University’s prestigious art collection, as well as Aberdeen’s internationally-renowned galleries and museums form a significant part of our degree programmes, as part of vocational training.

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

Applicants should have a proven research record of demonstrable excellence in the discipline of Art History, 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 (£41,526 - £49,552 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.

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser (e-mail: h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and personal statement of no more than two sides of A4, outlining your reasons for making an application.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 April 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Dr Joanne Anderson


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Anderson

Please quote reference number DHP097A on all correspondence

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

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