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Associate Lecturer in History of Art

History of Art
34,308 per year (reduced pro-rata for part time working)
Grade 6
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Role Description


The Department of History of Art at the University of York seeks to appoint a 0.5 fte Associate Lecturer in History of Art for a 6 month period from January-June 2023, to allow academic staff time to work on the University’s programme of Modularisation and Semesterisation.

The Department of History of Art is one of the largest and most dynamic communities of art historians in the UK, with seventeen research-active colleagues who cover all periods from late antiquity to the present. We teach approximately 180 undergraduate, 40 Masters and 80 PhD students, who follow a broad range of programmes, including our recently established BA in Curating and Art History, supported by a friendly atmosphere, small-group teaching methods, regular study trips, and spectacular historic locations. Our Masters students registered 93% and our undergraduates 89% overall satisfaction in the most recent surveys. The Department has initiated a number of innovative partnerships with museums, galleries, and heritage organisations (including the National Gallery, Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, York Museums Trust, York Minster, and the Yorkshire Country House Partnership), which are coordinated through York Art History Collaborations. The Department has a strong commitment to the study of medieval art and is an active participant in the University of York’s Centre for Medieval Studies, one of the world’s leading centres for postgraduate study and research into the Middle Ages.


  • To lecture, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Specifically: Spring term: The Rise of the Print in Europe, 1400-1700 (Stage 2); The Uses of Photography (MA); and Theory (Stage 1). Summer term - Objects in Focus (Stage 1).
  • To develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
  • To carry out on-going curriculum review, including module content and materials and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies.
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative responsibilities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a PhD in the History of Art (or equivalent experience), and an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification, or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. You will have detailed knowledge of the history of art sufficient to develop research-led teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability. Ideally, you will have significant teaching experience in the history of art. You will have highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, using a range of media; ability to design and deliver teaching material across a range of modules; ability to supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills, and assist with learning problems; ability to contribute to the design of course material, content, and new teaching approaches; and ability to manage and deliver your own teaching. You will have strong interest in developing our partnerships and collaborations with external bodies to enhance our students’ experience and employability.

For enquiries please contact Professor Jeanne Nuechterlein (

Interviews will be held late October and the post is available from 1st January 2023. The post is fixed-term to 30th June 2023.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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