Salary details: Grade 8 £39,609 to £48,677 or Grade 9 £51,630 to £58,089 per annum
Hours per week: 37.5
Advert closes midnight on: 08 Jul 2019
About the role
One of the finest and most interdisciplinary research and teaching departments in the UK (RAE2008/REF2014), the School of Museum Studies is recognised as at the global forefront in its field. It is a collective of committed individuals from a range of disciplinary backgrounds – sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, art history, geography, media and communication studies, learning technology, cultural policy and others – who put museums, galleries and heritage at the centre of debates on social justice, health and wellbeing, development and conflict, nation-making, cultural policy, digital change, the artworld, institutionalism, curatorial practice and more.
We are now looking to expand and diversify our team, and we are seeking talented people from both within and beyond the museum studies field.
We have very high levels of staff retention and offer a remarkable platform for a distinctive and internationally-engaged career. To join us, you must be committed to delivering research of the highest quality and integrity, to providing exceptional student-centred learning and to the continued flourishing of our mutually supportive, inclusive and cohesive working environment.
You will have a PhD in one of the many areas relevant to the study of museums and related cultural institutions, phenomena and concerns. You will have an exceptional track record of the highest quality research, including published and/or in press outputs likely to meet the 4* quality criteria and submission requirements of REF2021. You will have excellent, aspirational vision and a clear plan for your future research. You will embrace opportunities for international engagement and collaboration. You will demonstrate a steadfast commitment to outstanding student experience and to international students (all our teaching is postgraduate). You will be willing and able to supervise PhD students across a range of topics.
We are looking for those with an unwavering dedication to excellence and integrity in research and teaching, who will become committed, fully active members of our collegiate, inclusive School.
For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of School, Professor Sandra Dudley, on 0116 252 3963 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews are likely to take place during the week beginning 22 July 2019.
We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching, and we recognise that our strength is built on the talent of our scholars. The University is a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, holds an Athena Swan Silver award, supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and is one of 10 universities worldwide to be selected by the United Nations to act as a HeForShe 10x10x10 Impact Champion. Applications for job-share and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.
We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension schemes and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.