Institute of Archaeology


Job Vacancy: Associate Professor in Heritage Studies

29 March 2022

The UCL Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for an Associate Professor in Heritage Studies (Ref.:1883337). The deadline for applications is 22 April 2022.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford (© UCL Digital Media)
An Associate Professor in Heritage Studies is sought to join the team delivering the new BA Heritage, a flagship multidisciplinary programme for UCL's new campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park. UCL East will incorporate 12 academic entities with a range of new research and teaching programmes and collaborations with the other East Bank partners, including the V&A, the Smithsonian, Sadlers Wells and the BBC. One of these entities is the School for the Creative and Cultural Industries, within which the BA Heritage is situated.
The post holder will play an important role in the delivery of the BA Heritage. They will contribute to the development of and convene a range of core and optional modules for the degree programme, these are likely to include (but are not limited to) convening and coordinating the Level 4 core interdisciplinary team taught module "Pasts in the Present" and the Level 5 project-based module "Engaging Diverse Publics" connecting students with community partners.
The successful candidate will need to be academically agile and able to teach on a broad range of topics in relation to heritage studies at undergraduate level, both individually and as part of a team. The post-holder will also contribute to Masters and PhD programmes in heritage and museum studies, and to research, knowledge exchange and other activities in the UCL Institute of Archaeology, and The School for Creative and Cultural Industries at UCL East.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in an area relevant to Heritage and/or Museum Studies (e.g. Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art History, Geography - candidates should ensure they clearly articulate the relevance of the degree to Heritage and/or Museum Studies in their application). They will also have an established teaching reputation in heritage and/or museum studies with evidence of the ability to effectively lead and manage modules and/or a programme at undergraduate level, with particular focus on modules teaching skills and methods.

An established track record of research-led teaching, and the ability to show how this relates to the general objectives of the BA Heritage degree programme as outlined in the Job Description is also essential. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an outstanding contribution to knowledge evident in an international reputation for research in critical heritage studies, museum studies, and/or other aspects of conservation or preservation studies with a clear focus on critical and diverse research methodologies.

Applications are encouraged from those who are underrepresented in the sector and in the UCL Institute of Archaeology including, but not exclusive to, people from Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds, women, and people who identify as having a disability.

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