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University Academic Fellow in Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage – University of Leeds

Deadline: Wednesday 30 September 2015.

Location: University of Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications
School/Institute: School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies
Category and Grade: Academic Grade 8
Salary: £38,511 to £45,954
Closing Date: Wednesday 30 September 2015

Reference: PVART1005

The precepts of conventional western ideas of heritage are being questioned by the increasing challenges of globalisation and environmental issues while at the same time heritage and museums are being used as a resource for addressing these challenges. With this appointment, the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies is looking to expand our research capacity to actively contribute to and engage our students in these debates, and harness the clear desire from funding councils and other agencies to invest in this type of work.

You will develop a research profile that will contribute to the University’s ambition to excel at REF2020, with a sustained record of internationally excellent, and some world-leading, publications and a strong record of presentations at international conferences.  Acting as catalyst for collaboration across the University, in particular via the strategic theme of ‘Culture’, in partnership with the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage, you will organise seminars, network nationally and internationally at conferences and build local collaborations.  You will also co-supervise PhD’s and work on and further develop the Masters in Art Gallery and Museum Studies and the Masters in Arts Management with Heritage Studies.  You would also be expected to submit grant applications for a personal fellowship, for example, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) early-career Fellowship; Leverhulme Fellowship; Horizon 2020, and small individual or networking research grants as well as work with colleagues across the School to submit larger grants.

You will have significant proven research experience within the field of Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage, the ability to teach at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as a clear and compelling vision for personal academic development.

As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:
1.    A CV;
2.    A list of publications;
3.    A statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4).  As part of the selection process, account will be taken in relation to your research and academic plan, in particular the impact of this and the strategic fit to the University.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Abigail Harrison Moore, tel: +44 (0)113 343 5281, email:

For enquiries about the application process please contact the recruitment team, tel: +44 (0)113 343 0518, email:

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