Job Opportunity: Associate Lecturer in History of Medieval Art, University of York, Deadline 19 June 2022


The Department of History of Art at the University of York seeks to appoint an Associate Lecturer in History of Medieval Art for a 17-month period from September 2022, to provide replacement teaching for Dr Hanna Vorholt, who has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship.

The Department of History of Art is one of the largest and most dynamic communities of art historians in the UK, with seventeen research-active colleagues who cover all periods from late antiquity to the present. We teach approximately 180 undergraduate, 40 Masters and 80 PhD students, who follow a broad range of programmes, including our recently established BA in Curating and Art History, supported by a friendly atmosphere, small-group teaching methods, regular study trips, and spectacular historic locations. Our Masters students registered 93% and our undergraduates 89% overall satisfaction in the most recent surveys. The Department has initiated a number of innovative partnerships with museums, galleries, and heritage organisations (including the National Gallery, Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, York Museums Trust, York Minster, and the Yorkshire Country House Partnership), which are coordinated through York Art History Collaborations. The Department has a strong commitment to the study of medieval art and is an active participant in the University of York’s Centre for Medieval Studies, one of the world’s leading centres for postgraduate study and research into the Middle Ages.


  • To lecture, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • To develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
  • To carry out on-going curriculum review, including module content and materials and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies.
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative responsibilities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a PhD in the History of Art (or equivalent experience), and an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification, or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. You will have detailed knowledge of the history of medieval art sufficient to develop research-led teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability. Ideally, you will have significant teaching experience in the history of medieval art. You will have highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, using a range of media; ability to design and deliver teaching material across a range of modules; ability to supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills, and assist with learning problems; ability to contribute to the design of course material, content, and new teaching approaches; and ability to manage and deliver your own teaching. You will have strong interest in developing our partnerships and collaborations with external bodies to enhance our students’ experience and employability.

Enquiries to Professor Liz Prettejohn (, telephone 01904 322978.

Interviews will be held 27th July and the post is available from 1st September 2022. The post is fixed-term to 31st January 2024.

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Published by rachelmcarlisle

Rachel M. Carlisle is an art historian specialized in the art of northern Europe (c. 1400-1600). She holds a PhD from Florida State University (2022) and a Master of Arts degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art (2014). Her current research interests include materiality of late medieval and early modern objects, transalpine exchanges, patronage and collecting practices, the reception of antiquity during the early modern period, and development of print technologies.

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