Research Fellow – AR2820NB

Applications are sought for a committed Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work with Professor Laura Moretti, current Head of the School of Art History.  


We are seeking a reliable, flexible, and creative colleague with a genuine interest in academic work and the ability to work in a team. The primary duties will be to assist and collaborate with Professor Moretti in her research and possibly undertake some teaching on her behalf at sub-Honours and Honours level, either independently or with other members of staff if required. Research activities might include editorial work, assistance with grant applications, and participation in networking initiatives with national and international institutions.  


The successful applicant will have (or be near to completion of) a PhD in Art or Architectural History or cognate discipline with expertise in the early modern period. Working proficiency in Italian is required. You will be encouraged to carry out research of your own and to actively contribute to funding seeking and networking activities. You will be mentored and your career development progression will be prioritised during the period of appointment.  


The post is available for 18 months, starting 1st September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.   


Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

·         Annual leave of 34 days, plus 5 public holidays

·         Membership of the USS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions

·         A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies

·         Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services

·         Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel

·         Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff/children of staff, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme and a range of wellbeing initiatives  


Further details and informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Laura Moretti; email:   


Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.    


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:  


Closing Date: 28 July 2023                               


Please quote ref: AR2820NB


Further Particulars: AR2820NB FPs.doc



School of Art History 

Salary: £37,099 per annum

Start Date: 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration of Post: Fixed term of 18 months





Research Fellow – AR2820NB