Reader in Anti/Post/Decolonial Histories, Theories and Praxes

London (Greater)
£56,530 - £68,282 per annum (Pro-rata)
06 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Part Time

The Opportunity

The UAL Decolonising Arts Institute is seeking to appoint a Reader to take a leading role in supporting the research agenda in our creative and interdisciplinary Institute, within Europe’s largest provider of creative education. Working closely with the Director, Institute Research Fellows and Senior research staff across UAL, the post holder will contribute to the academic research profile of the Institute and lead the development of new partnership and funding opportunities beyond the Institute’s current major funded 3-year projects, towards multivocal, multidisciplinary and multimodal spaces and practices.

Within UAL, Readers are required to develop and lead research projects and significantly contribute to the academic research profile and activities of the University. Readers will produce research and scholarship which makes a significant contribution to the furtherance of knowledge and its application within arts, communication or design. The post-holder will develop their research and practice within the research aims and remit of the University of the Arts, through work in relation to the spaces and modalities of anticolonial, postcolonial and decolonial histories, theories, practices and praxes across arts and cultures in UK and global contexts, at the UAL Decolonising Arts Institute.

The post-holder will take a leading role in making major research contributions to their field of expertise, produce and support relevant research activities, outcomes, outputs, contributing significantly to income generation. Readers are expected to act as Directors of Study and/or supervisors to research degree students as appropriate to their workload.

About you

You possess excellent communication and organisational skills. You have the proven academic ability to lead and develop research within a HE environment and the ability to encourage and support colleagues undertaking research.

You have significant experience at post-doctoral level or equivalent and a strong record of research outcomes.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Twinkle Brahmbhatt, Senior Resourcing Adviser via email at

We are UAL

For the fifth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2023. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better and more sustainable world and championing race equality. 

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

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Closing date: 23:55, 30th June 2023.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.