Lecturer in Art History
London (Warburg Institute)

Job reference: 001740

Location: London (Warburg Institute)

Closing date: 02/04/2021

Salary: £40,548 - £43,956 per annum

Employment type: Open ended

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: The Warburg Institute (WI)

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

The Warburg Institute, in the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, is now recruiting a lecturer for teaching, research and public engagement in art history and related fields.​​​​​​​

About the Warburg Institute

The Warburg Institute is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. Research at the Institute is cross-disciplinary and global: it is concerned with the survival and transmission of cultural forms across national borders and from the earliest times to the present. It has historic strengths in the reception of the classical tradition in the Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most innovative and influential scholars in the fields it covers. Its library holds some 360,000 volumes, stored on open shelves and structured according to Aby Warburg’s own unique scheme: it is the world’s largest collection of its kind and includes a large proportion of continental books and journals unavailable elsewhere in the UK.

Since 1944, the Warburg Institute has been part of the University of London, one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK—and its most diverse. The Institute is a founding member of the University’s School of Advanced Study, a cluster of internationally renowned institutes that form the UK's national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities.

The Role

The Warburg Institute is now recruiting for a Lecturer to play an active role in teaching, research and public engagement in art history and related fields. In this role, you will contribute to teaching, supervising and mentoring the Institute’s postgraduate students whilst helping to promote and facilitate research across the School. You will conduct individual and collaborative research, publishing your work and actively pursuing external funding for projects. You will contribute to the internal academic life and external outreach of the Warburg, inside and outside the School.

We are calling for applications from qualified candidates with a background in any aspect of art history and with a strong grounding in ancient, Medieval and/or Renaissance culture. All things being equal, preference will be given to candidates with expertise on the Warburg Institute’s key figures and approaches and/or experience with public engagement.

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application and CV (by clicking ‘apply for job’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Friday 2nd April 2021. 

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.​​​​​​​

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments will be are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description. 

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.



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