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