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Lecturer in Museum Studies (T&R or T&S)

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University of York - King's Manor, York city centre
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40,322 - 49,553 a year
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The Department of Archaeology is based in the King’s Manor, a medieval and post-medieval building in the heart of the historic city, with archaeological science laboratories, our unique York Experimental Archaeological Research Centre (YEAR) and additional staff offices on the Heslington West campus. We are recognised as both a vibrant research community and a centre of excellent teaching. We attract a large number of PhDs, research fellows and postdoctoral researchers and provide extensive support to staff putting in grant applications.

We offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, and pride ourselves on providing a supportive, enthusiastic, and challenging academic atmosphere which enables our students to achieve their full potential. The student body, remarkable for its vibrant international component, consists of around 300 undergraduate students and 200 postgraduates, both full and part-time. The student experience is of paramount importance to the Department and we maintain a high level of student satisfaction.


We are seeking applications from candidates for the position of Lecturer in Museum Studies. The role will ideally commence on the 1st September 2021.

You will ideally have expertise in Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage Management, but we are also interested in additional expertise, for instance public benefit, building, conservation, digital heritage, sustainability or decolonisation. Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Development and leadership in a Museums Studies programme
  • Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Development of teaching materials on the Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard VLE)
  • Contribution to the management, administration and organisation of the department

The appointment can be made on either a Teaching and Research (T&R), or a Teaching and Scholarship (T&S) contract, both of which have the same opportunities for promotion to Professor:

  • T&R contracts typically include 40% of time directed towards research activities with clear expectations for delivery of 3* and 4* publications for REF and successful grant applications
  • T&S contracts typically include 15% of time directed towards scholarship activities such as keeping up to date on the subject area and developing teaching  practice/innovations for example.

You should clearly indicate your contract preference in your application.

The role is full time, however we are happy to consider applications for flexible working arrangements or job shares.

We particularly encourage applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented within the Department.

Full details of the specific skills, experience and qualifications required for the role based on the two different contract types, can be downloaded above.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact John Schofield at:

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