The Warburg Institute within the School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study at the University of London brings together nine internationally renowned institutes to form the UK’s national centre for the promotion of research in the humanities.
The Warburg Institute is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. Research at the Institute is cross-disciplinary and global: it is concerned with the survival and transmission of cultural forms—whether in art or science—across borders and from the earliest times to the present. It has historic strengths in the reception of the classical tradition in the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and has been home to some of the most innovative and influential scholars in the fields it covers. Its library holds some 360,000 volumes, stored on open shelves and structured according to Aby Warburg’s own unique scheme: it is the world’s largest collection of its kind and includes a large proportion of continental books and journals unavailable elsewhere in the UK.
About the role
The Warburg Institute is recruiting for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer for teaching and research in Cultural and Intellectual History. In this role, you will contribute to teaching, supervising and mentoring the Institute’s postgraduate students whilst helping to develop both the taught MA and PhD programmes. You will also play an active part in the academic life of the Warburg, conducting research, publishing your work and actively identifying and pursuing external funding for research projects.
We are calling for applications from academically qualified candidates with a background in any aspect of Cultural and Intellectual History. All things being equal, preference will be given to candidates with research expertise in the history of philosophy and/or in languages and textual scholarship, including editing and translation studies. You will have combined experience of academic research and teaching, coupled with demonstrable experience of developing teaching modules and course programmes. Your proven high level written and verbal communication skills will suit a range of audiences, and these skills will also compliment your ability to work collaboratively with academic and professional services staff, and participate in academic networks. Superior organisational skills to plan a programme and schedule of work whilst completing complex tasks involving multiple contributors is critical.
For a full Person Specification please refer to the Job Description below or via the University of London careers page.
To apply for this opportunity, follow the link below to submit your covering letter and CV. In your covering letter, you should address the person specification to illustrate how you meet the criteria for this post.
Applications close midnight Sunday, 26 November 2017. Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 11 December 2017 and applicants are expected to ensure their availability during that period.
This appointment will be made at either Lecturer (Grade 8) or Senior Lecturer (Grade 9) level, dependent upon experience.