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Lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture in London 1500 - 1750 - QMUL13301

Department: School of History
Salary: £40,865-£43,152 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL13301
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 12-Dec-2017
Closing date: 12-Jan-2018

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Queen Mary University of London enjoys an outstanding international reputation for the excellence of its research and teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences. As a member of the Russell Group of British Universities, it is ranked among the leading universities in the United Kingdom for the quality of its research and teaching. The Humanities and Social Science Graduate School has over 600 students pursuing taught Masters and doctoral research degrees. The School has massively increased its undergraduate numbers over the last few years and will be making some appointments whose main focus will be on teaching and pedagogical development.


As part of this strategy, the School is seeking to appoint a Teaching and Research, or Teaching and Scholarship Lecturer in the History of the Art and Architecture of London in the Early Modern Period (c.1500-c.1750). 


This post has been developed as a result of great student demand from both home and associate overseas students for courses on London history in this period. The successful candidate will be required to develop and deliver modules on London history (with site visits), and a Teaching and Scholarship Lecturer will be expected to play a leading role in regular summer schools. 

As part of a new Arts and Culture Strategy the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is developing and deepening its relationships with London cultural institutions (galleries, museums, art institutions). The Lecturer will be expected to take an active part in developing and extending these relationships, and also to play a role in a new MA in Heritage Management that is being developed between Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Palaces.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in History or equivalent experience, clear and ambitious plans for future scholarship or research activities and the ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Higher education teaching accreditation such as Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy is desirable.


The post is full time. The starting salary will be in the range £40,865 - £43,152 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries may be made in confidence to: Professor Julian Jackson


Application enquiries should be addressed to


Details about the School of History can be found at


To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL13301.


The closing date for applications is 12 January 2018 and interviews are expected to take place shortly thereafter.


The successful candidate will start on 1 September 2018.

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