Position Announcement: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology SOAS

Salary Range: £42,551 - £59,225 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Full time (35 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
This post is fixed-term until January 2019

For full particulars and to apply.

Role and Responsibilities

The Department of the History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London, invites applications for a Temporary Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology, following the award of a major research grant to Dr Louise Tythacott.

The post is intended for a dynamic scholar at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. The post is tenable for 12 months from January 2018 to January 2019. Applications are invited from those working on the histories and theories of the collection and representation of non-Western art and material culture. Those with curatorial experience are particularly invited to apply.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts, and will be expected to teach courses to both undergraduates and taught Masters students, and collaborate productively with colleagues. The specific courses to be taught in term 2 2017/18 are Curating Cultures (MA) and Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies (MA), as well as two modules in term 1 (2018/19). The successful candidate will also be expected to convene the Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies MA programme, supervise both BA and MA dissertations, and assume administrative tasks in the School of Arts.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have the ability to lecture and supervise students at all levels. A PhD in History of Art, Material Culture, Museum Studies or related subject is essential, as is experience of museum/curatorial work. The successful candidate should also have a solid track record of publications and research activity.

Further Information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Professor Anna Contadini, Head of the School of Arts or Dr Louise Tythacott, Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology of Asian Art

Competitive benefits package

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:
• 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
• Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
• Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology in the School of Arts

The Department of the History of Art and Archaeology is unique in its coverage of the arts, archaeology, architecture and material culture of Asia, Africa and the Middle East from ancient times to the present day. No other university in the world offers such a range of teaching or such a concentration of research specialists in these areas. The Department is renowned as an alternative voice to Eurocentric art history, challenging the categories often taken for granted in the study of other cultures. In the 2014 REF more than 80% of the Department’s research was judged either world-leading or internationally excellent, the third highest proportion of any institution researching the history, practice and theory of art in the UK. The department offers a uniquely broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the history of art, archaeology, architecture and material culture of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It also includes a renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art.

The School of Arts (SoA) was inaugurated in September 2012, bringing together three existing departments and centres in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, namely, the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, the Department of Music, and the Centre for Media Studies. SoA offers programmes that encompass historical and contemporary perspectives on the arts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, including ethnographic and practice-based approaches.

A major asset is the Brunei Gallery, dedicated to the display of Asian, African and Middle Eastern Art. A well established art gallery in the heart of London, the Brunei Gallery offers temporary exhibitions as well as a permanent, rotating display of the SOAS collections within the Foyle Gallery.

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing or on: 11th September 2017

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.

We are working to achieve a diverse and representative workforce at all levels within SOAS University of London. Women and Black and Minority Ethnic groups are actively encouraged to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.