Lecturer in Museum Studies

Birkbeck, University of London
May 27, 2024
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Lecturer in Museum Studies

Do you have an interest in teaching museum studies? We at Birkbeck, University of London, are thrilled to announce an opening for the position of Lecturer in Museum Studies.

Salary range

£42,365 rising to £44,683

Contract type

Fixed term


Full time



Business Unit

School of Historical Studies

Closing date for applicants


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Do you have an interest in teaching museum studies? We at Birkbeck, University of London, are thrilled to announce an opening for the position of Lecturer in Museum Studies, with a particular expertise in Curating. As a respected institution, we are committed to providing high-quality education and fostering an inclusive and engaging learning environment.

As Lecturer for the School of Historical Sciences you will be teaching for this coming year for 12 months, from September 2024.

As a Lecturer in Museum Studies, your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering high-quality teaching on the core module ‘Museum Cultures: Skills, Approaches, Issues'
  • Serving as Programme Director for the MA Museum Cultures and overseeing this flagship course
  • Teaching the following MA modules:
  • Art Museums in a Global Age – evening teaching
  • Curating – one week intensive
  • Supervising BA and MA student research projects and dissertations
  • Contributing to the development of the curriculum
  • Engaging in public outreach linked to your academic specialism.
  • The ideal candidate for the Lecturer in Museum Studies role should have:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) level in an appropriate specialism or be close to completion
  • Professional experience in museums and curating
  • Teaching experience at degree and/or postgraduate level
  • An understanding of different teaching and learning methods and experience of working with students from a range of backgrounds.
  • The School of Historical Studies, within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, is situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, London, and brings together research, teaching and innovation across History of Art, Museums and Heritage, History, Classics, Archaeology and Philosophy.


    £42,365 rising to £44,683 per annum. The salary, Grade LLEC, quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    Terms and Conditions

    Fixed-term, full-time contract (35 hours per week) with evening teaching; September 2024 – August 2025. Please submit an application form for consideration. Closing date: 27 May 2024, interview date: 12 June 2024.


    If you would like to know more about the role, please click on apply below or contact Dr Sarah Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Museum Cultures and Art History, at [email protected]

    If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position. While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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