Departmental Research Studentship in History of Art (UPDATED)

The Department is pleased to announce that it is able to award a Departmental Research Studentship in History of Art to commence in the Autumn Term of 2013. The Award is meant to attract an outstanding PhD student and to provide this student with teaching experience, a valuable part of his or her development and preparation for an academic career.

The Award

The studentship covers UCL tuition fees and provides a maintenance stipend of £15,590 per year. It lasts for three years, must be held full-time, and may not be held with concurrently with any other substantial award. As part of the studentship, the holder will be required to serve as teaching assistant on a one-term course each of the three years. These will follow a progression of teaching responsibility that we envision culminating in sole responsibility for an Art in London course (subject to availability). The remuneration for these teaching duties is included within the stipend. Successful candidates are also expected to play a full part in the Department’s activities.


The competition is open to new Home/EU students holding an offer to commence a research degree in the Department, except those with Home AHRC or equivalent full funding.


The studentship will be awarded on the basis of

a) An outstanding PhD proposal

b) Evidence of an aptitude for and commitment to teaching in History of Art as a career


Students wishing to be considered for the award should submit hard copies of the following materials in triplicate:

a) A copy of their research proposal

b) A statement (max. 250 words) on their commitment to teaching as a career

c) Sample teaching material consisting of the following:

1) A course outline for a ten-week, gallery- or site-based, period specific, first-year Art in London course including weekly topics, a brief (one- or two-sentence) statement of content and suggested readings for each topic

2) A scheme for a one-hour first-year lecture based on the candidate’s research. The schema should consist of keywords and a print-out of a power-point lecture.

Application materials, as well as any queries, should be addressed to the Department’s Research Tutor, Prof. Rose Marie San Juan ( Applications should be submitted in triplicate by 5.00 p.m. on Monday 3 June, 2013 (DEADLINE EXTENDED). Applications received after this deadline cannot be considered. Results of the competition will be announced as soon as possible after this date.