Lecturer in the History of Art

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£41,526 - £49,552
16 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Aberdeen wishes to appoint a lecturer in the History of Art from 1 July 2020. Applicants should have a research and teaching focus on any area of Medieval art, architecture and/or visual culture. The successful candidate will contribute to an ambitious curriculum redevelopment, teaching across the art history programme and developing specialist honours courses focusing on their field of expertise. The appointment will be made at lecturer level with the expectation that applicants will have an academic publishing profile of demonstrable excellence.

The main purpose of this role is to fulfil teaching and supervision requirements, within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy and to contribute to the research excellence of the School. An important part of this post will be participation in the continuing development and delivery of the History of Art programme at Aberdeen. The successful candidate will be expected to have a demonstrable ability to teach Medieval art, architecture and/or visual culture, and to contribute broadly to the undergraduate teaching programme in History of Art and to support and supervise the work of postgraduate students.

Applicants should have a proven research record of demonstrable excellence in the discipline of History of Art, and an ability to teach across that discipline.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, have experience of teaching in higher education, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 February 2020

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Dr Paula Sweeney, Head of the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy

+44 (0)1224 272357

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Sweeney

Please quote reference number DHP089A on all correspondence 

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.