Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Conservation of Fine Art (Paper Conservation)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£36,382 - £51,800
Sep 13, 2021
End of advertisement period
Oct 31, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting time to join the dynamic and developing Conservation team at Northumbria University. As one of the few Conservation programmes in the UK we are looking to further develop our staffing base with colleagues who value both research and pedagogical excellence.  Our MA programmes provides intensive career development for students looking to enter the profession or go on to Conservation research. Within Conservation MA Preventive Conservation and MA Conservation of Fine Art are currently offered and we are looking to review and develop new programmes within the subject engaging Conservation staff.

The successful candidate will join the Department of Arts and will work in a thriving and busy team which includes world-leading researchers in fine art practice, cultural management, design history, and art history.

You will be responsible for contributing to an exceptional student experience through the delivery of teaching, research, and knowledge exchange activity.  We are looking for a colleague who shares our values and passion for teaching and is committed to providing the highest quality student experience.   You must also have excellent research outputs with clear research and publication plans for the future including around grant capture.   You will utilise this expertise to deliver outstanding research-informed teaching at postgraduate levels. It is recognised that in this discipline you may have recently or near completed your PhD.

Applications from candidates with research and teaching expertise in paper conservation. The successful candidate will supervise paper conservation dissertations and lead on paper conservation specialism teaching within MA Conservation of Fine Art.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Solomon Lennox, Head of Department of the Departments of Arts at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements,and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible, candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file. As we are early in the research cycle and, given the nature of the discipline, you may wish to submit publishable articles or chapters (from a PhD, completed or nearing completion) for review.

Northumbria University takes pride in,and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Information and Support for International Colleagues.

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.  In  Conservation the timetable works out as 4 days on campus in any 15 day period (one week on, one week off).

Please note this vacancy will close on 31/10/2021

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