Associate Professor/Professor in Conservation and Director of Masters in Conservation of Contemporary Art & Media

School for the Creative and Cultural Industries at UCL East

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 14th Oct 2021
  • Salary: Grade 9 £58,404 - £63,483 per annum or Grade 10 (competitive salary)
  • REF: 1879995
  • Closes: 07th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL History of Art is developing a new Masters in Conservation of Contemporary Art & Media as part of the new School for the Creative and Cultural Industries group of programmes at UCL East.

We are looking to appoint an Associate Professor (grade 9) or Professor (grade 10) in Conservation of Contemporary Art to develop and direct this Masters programme, to manage the associated laboratory spaces, to teach and assess at undergraduate and mainly postgraduate levels, and to supervise postgraduate dissertations. You will also carry out research and develop a research direction for the Department in the conservation of contemporary art and/or media, as well as pursuing collaborations with partners in cultural institutions and industry.

This is an open ended post that will begin in July 2022.

Key Requirements

You must have a PhD in a relevant discipline, an international research and publication profile in areas relevant to the conservation of contemporary art and/or media, excellent planning and management skills, and vision and leadership to run a programme. You will have the ability to teach and supervise academic work at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to disseminate learning and research to a variety of publics. Experience of applying for, winning and/or collaborating on grant-funded research projects is desirable. You will be a collaborative colleague and a strong advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion.

In addition, for appointment as Professor at grade 10 you will evidence high international esteem within the specialist field, possess proven leadership skills and have the experience needed to develop and sustain relevant institutional partnerships.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Bob Mills,

If you cannot apply online and need the application pack in an alternative format, please contact Eleanor Day,

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

7 Dec 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

Monday 24 January 2022 (online)

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

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