University of Birmingham


Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

School of History and Cultures

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader, Cultural Heritage Studies


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader


£37,756 - £70,106 (Lecturer salary from £37,756 - £45,053 a year with potential progression to £50,688 a year / Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £46,400- £53,765 a year with potential progression to £70,106 a year). The successful candidate will be appointed at the grade appropriate to their experience and qualifications.


Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage is internationally recognised for its cross-disciplinary research, postgraduate heritage programme and its long term partnership with the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge and its associated museums. The Institute is seeking to appoint a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader to support its continued development in research and postgraduate activity.


The Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader will be based on the University’s Birmingham Campus and will be expected to make a significant contribution to the Institute’s international research profile by publishing original research and securing research funding. Alongside research you will be expected to teach on the postgraduate courses, to recruit and supervise research students and to work with external partner organisations, foremost being the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. The Institute is particularly interested in applicants whose research interests fall within the following broad areas: Heritage and identity-making; The politics of world heritage; Tourism and heritage relations and; Intangible cultural heritage.  Applicants with interests in associated areas will also be considered. We welcome those who have experience of conducting research within Europe as well as beyond including East / South East Asia.

You will have: A PhD in a heritage related disciple; Have a well-established national and international reputation in the field of heritage studies; A proven track record in research with publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and other outputs; An extensive track record of teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and; Outstanding qualities and achievements in scholarship and research at a national and international level.

Candidates interested in the position as a Reader would also be expected to demonstrate: Substantial intellectual distinction with a sustained contribution in research and scholarship that bestows considerable external recognition at a national and international level; Significant (invited or plenary) presentations at international conferences; Experience in a leadership role either in teaching and/or research.

Closing date: April 11th 2014                         Reference: 51230

To download the details and submit an electronic application online visit: alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Mike Robinson, Director, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage –


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