Lecturer in Curating and Cultural Leadership

Winchester, United Kingdom
£34,314 to £54,421 per annum
25 May 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Art & Media Technology

Location:  Winchester School of Art
Salary:   £34,314 to £54,421 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 21 June 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2307823FH

Location: Winchester

Applications are invited for a Lecturer (level 4) in Curating and Cultural Leadership, to contribute to both our existing MA in Contemporary Curating and our new MA in Arts and Cultural Leadership (starting 2023), both in the Department of Art and Media Technology at the Winchester School of Art. The School, which recently celebrated its sesquicentennial, is part of the University of Southampton. With access to world-class facilities including the Winchester Gallery and the John Hansard Gallery and complementary academic programmes including Fine Art, Games Design and Art, and Global Media, you will be well placed for exciting professional development in our diverse and innovative academic community. 

Our MA programmes are one-year postgraduate programmes that offer students the opportunity to combine critical analysis of disciplinary issues ranging from ethical decision-making and creative audience engagement to marketing and fundraising with industry experience throughout the cultural sector. Your contributions as an educator and researcher with hands-on experience in the field will be key to offering students guidance and mentorship that ensures their success. 

About the role

We seek candidates with a strong professional network in and/or beyond the UK who will contribute to the research and teaching activities of the MA in Arts and Cultural Leadership, the MA in Contemporary Curating, and across the department of Art and Media Technology. As part of our academic community, you will develop and maintain an active research programme and design and deliver instruction, assessment, curriculum development. You will provide guidance to students from the perspective of both an educator and a practitioner. Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • A strong network and experience with creating sustainable relationships with external partners
  • Hands-on experience as a curator and/or arts administrator, with practice that contributes to a substantive ongoing research agenda
  • A meaningful commitment to questions of sustainability, equity, and social justice in the context of your teaching and research
  • A record of professional and academic activity at the leading edge of arts and cultural leadership pedagogy
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for engaging and mentoring students in collaborative external partnerships with an eye to employability
  • Evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching and learning

Please refer to the job description and person specification for details about the different expectations for applications at each level.

What we can offer you

  • A collegial work environment with superlative School and University resources
  • Outstanding professional development through our Centre for Higher Educational Practice

Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and recognised with Athena SWAN and Race Equality Charter awards, the University of Southampton strongly encourages applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and those from poorer/less educationally advantaged backgrounds.

Further information: Head of Department, Louise Siddons (

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