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Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies within the School of Art History. This is a five-year, fixed-term post replacing a permanent member of staff on research leave. 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 community heritage, climate action and/or sustainability.

Closing Date 20 May 2022
Contract Type Fixed Term: 5 Years
Location St Andrews, Fife
Employer University of St Andrews - School of Art History

£42,149 to £44,706 per annum

About the Role

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, the University of St Andrews Museums team, and across the University. You will also be involved in the preparation and delivery of online teaching for the part-time Museum and Heritage Studies course, launching as a distance learning course in September 2023.

The MLitt in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of St Andrews is distinctive in its combination of theory and practice. Run by 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. 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. The successful candidate will be based in the School of Art History and will contribute to teaching and research in the School of Art History more broadly.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to the Head of the School of Art History, Professor Linda Goddard; email:

Applications are particularly welcome from women, 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:

Closing Date: 20 May 2022

Interview Date: 23 June 2022

Please quote ref: AC1130RXNB

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