Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Museum and Heritage Studies – AC2041SB

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Museum and Heritage Studies within the School of Art History. You will be a scholar with a growing international research reputation in museology or a related field and a commitment to delivering high quality teaching within the broad field of Museum and Heritage Studies. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with interests in critical museology and heritage.


*Appointment at Grade 8 Senior Lecturer/Reader level (salary range: £54,949 - £61,823 per annum) will be considered for candidates with more experience/knowledge of the area, with the job description to be amended accordingly.


You should already have or be close to completing a Ph.D. experience of working in the museum/galleries sector will be an advantage. You will deliver a varied programme of teaching and supervision on the MLitt programme in Museum and Heritage Studies, in collaboration with staff in the School of Art History and the University of St Andrews Museums team. You will also be involved in the preparation and delivery of online teaching for the part-time Museum and Heritage Studies course, launching as an online programme in September 2024. The successful candidate will be based in the School of Art History and will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the School.


The MLitt in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of St Andrews is distinctive in its combination of theory and practice. Run through the Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies, in association with the School of Art History and the Museums of the University of St Andrews, it prepares students for employment in museums, with broad training in all types of museums, galleries and other heritage organisations whilst offering the opportunity for specialisation. Student learning takes place through a range of offerings including individual work placements, public engagement projects, and taught modules such as The Museum: Global Perspectives and Debates.


Key skills and attributes:


·        You should already have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Museum Studies, Museology or a cognate discipline

·        Demonstrable evidence of, or of the capacity to produce, excellent research outputs (this could include publications, exhibitions, conference papers, and partnership working)

·        A commitment to teaching and pedagogical development

·        Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team


Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to the Head of the School of Art History, Professor Laura Moretti; email: lm93@st-andrews.ac.uk.


Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in Arts 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: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/


Closing Date: 20 February 2023                Interview Date: 23 March 2023               


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School of Art History

Salary: £43,414 - £53,353 per annum*  

Start Date: 1 September 2023



Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Museum and Heritage Studies – AC2041SB