First listed on: 26 August 2020

Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies

  • Opportunity to utilize your teaching experience in Museum Studies, Art History and Asian Art area
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time fixed term for 5 years and Level B base salary $108K p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

This Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies position reports to the Chair of Department of Art History and requires an energetic and committed individual to take on academic teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels and research responsibilities.

We invite applications for a full-time, 5-Year fixed term position within the Museum and Heritage Studies program. We are particularly interested in applicants whose tertiary teaching experience has included Museum Studies, Art History and Asian Art and who can teach undergraduate as well as postgraduate. While the area of research specialisation is open, we are interested in candidates whose expertise lies in either museum studies or curatorial studies and whose work examines current trends in global, regional, and/or transnational/transcultural debates.

In this exciting lectureship, you will:

  • teach curriculum for postgraduate courses in Museum and Heritage Studies and undergraduate courses in Art History;
  • provide leadership in curriculum development, including online and blended coursework delivery;
  • contribute to the research strengths of the School of Art, Literature, and Media, including publishing regularly in journals of high ranking and other quality outlets, and applying for research grants;
  • supervise Higher Degree Research students as well as Honours and Masters dissertation students;
  • develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, across the academic field, and with external stakeholders;
  • contribute to academic administration.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer (level B) in Museum and Heritage Studies who will have:

  • A PhD in the area of Museum Studies and/or Art History and/or Asian Art
  • Teaching experience at tertiary level in Museum Studies and/or Art History
  • A demonstrated research track record in Museum Studies and/or Art History in either Museum Studies or Curatorial Studies
  • capacity for efficiency and responsibility in general academic administrative tasks
  • The ability to work in a collegial and effective manner with colleagues within the Department and beyond, as well as with external partners.

Please consult the separate document with detailed selection criteria to check whether you are qualified for this position.

About us

Museum and Heritage Studies has a vibrant postgraduate program and sits in the Department of Art History, a department that is housed in the School of Literature, Arts and Media, within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The program is also collocated with the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. The Department of Art History is the leading department of its kind in Australia. The Department was founded in 1967 as part of the Power Institute of Fine Arts. The Department coordinates the Art History program and also co-coordinates the Film Studies and Museum and Heritage Studies programs. The University of Sydney is the only university in New South Wales to teach a breadth and depth of art from across the world and through many centuries, as well as focus on the relationship between the still and moving image.  

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour. Museum and Heritage Studies is a cross-faculty program, aligning with research and teaching strengths in a wide range of departments, including English, History, Italian, German, Media and Communications, Gender and Cultural Studies, and Music. Museum and Heritage Studies. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1041/0820F to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday, 24 September 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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