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Associate Lecturer in History of Art

History of Art
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,236 - 39,609 a year (reduced pro-rata for part-time working)
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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 94.29% overall satisfaction in the most recent surveys. The Department has initiated a number of innovative partnerships with museums, galleries, and other organisations (including the National Gallery, Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, York Museums Trust, York Minster, and the Yorkshire Country House Partnership). These are coordinated through a new umbrella organisation, York Art History Collaborations (YAHCs).

The Department seeks to appoint a 0.5FTE Associate Lecturer to assist in the further development of its taught programmes, in particular the integration of skills-orientated modules into the curriculum.  The most recent DLHE survey recorded 93.5% of graduates from the department as in either graduate-level employment or further study. We are very keen to maintain and enhance our excellent record in this regard.

You will have significant teaching experience, with a clear interest in the design and delivery of innovative skills modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will show evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules, with exemplification of teaching materials. You will investigate innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods and techniques in the sector, bringing new insights to the department. You will have strong interest in developing our partnerships and collaborations with external bodies to enhance our students’ experience and employability.

You will have experience of providing students with mentoring and supervision and will be able to supervise student projects, field trips and, where appropriate, placements. You will be able to undertake various administrative responsibilities effectively.

Enquiries to Professor Michael White (, telephone 01904 322978.


The post is 0.5fTE (18.5 hours a week) and on an open contract (salary range £32,236 - £39,609 a year, pro rata).


The interview for this role will be on 16 September 2019.


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