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(22/05/2023) Job Market : Job – Associate Professor in Cultural and Critical Theory at University of Leeds


Are you an experienced and influential academic with the proven ability to carry out teaching and research in critical and cultural theory and related topics? Do you have an excellent research track record and the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research and an exceptional student experience?  

As an Associate Professor you will carry out research, teaching and management within the school, faculty and university and contribute to academic leadership in the field of cultural theory, broadly conceived.

You will have a demonstrable commitment, in research and teaching, to cultural theory as a critical intellectual tradition –from the Enlightenment through its poststructuralist, feminist, postcolonial retoolings– that has galvanized and taken inspiration from vital work in literary and film theory, critical media and sound studies among other domains. Further, you will have a well-articulated research interest in one of the following areas of critical inquiry: postcolonial studies, critical race studies, women and gender studies, or critical ecological studies. You will be expected to teach on a range of modules that introduce various aspects of critical theory and cultural analysis on the BA in Cultural and Media Studies and the MA in Critical and Cultural Theory. You will also show an interest in the School’s transdisciplinary ethos between fine art practice, the social history of art and cultural theory.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Joanne Crawford, Head of School, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies


Dr Barbara Engh, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Programme Leader MA Critical and Cultural Theory


Dr Claudia Sternberg, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies


Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 9
Salary: £54,421 to £63,059 p.a.
Working Time: 100%
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Tuesday 18 April 2023
Closing Date: Monday 22 May 2023
Reference: AHCFA1045
Downloads: Candidate Brief