Academic position as Associate Professor in Heritage Studies. 

Associate Professor in Heritage Studies, Grade 9, Full-time, UCL Institute of Archaeology , UCL Jobs Ref: 1877496

Role description: 

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is renowned as one of the world's leading centres of expertise for research and teaching in the fields of Museum Studies, Conservation, Cultural Heritage Studies and Public Archaeology. Staff and student's working in these areas comprise the Institute's Heritage Studies section.

The Associate Professor in Heritage Studies will be a member of staff at the UCL Institute of Archaeology but will also 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) proposed 30 point Level 4 core modules "What is Heritage?" and "Making, Mending and Managing Heritage", as well as contributions to other team-taught modules and the Level 5 Placement module.

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.

Key Requirements:

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. 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.

Enquiries about the post may be addressed to Professor Rodney Harrison at  

Queries regarding the application process can be sent to Louisa Goldsmith (HR Administrator) at

We encourage applications 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.

Closing Date: 1 Aug 2021

Further information regarding the position and the application procedure is available at or by searching job reference number 1877496 at

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