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Job: Associate Lecturer in History of Photography / closes 11 September 2022

Birkbeck has an opportunity for an Associate Lecturer in the History of Photography to teach on the following module/s:

  • You will be contributing sessions on photography on team-taught level 4 modules ‘Survey’ and ‘Materials and Process’
  • You will be contributing sessions on photography on team-taught level 5 modules ‘Art and Society in the Nineteenth Century’ and ‘Art and Society from 1900 to the Present’
  • You will be teaching the autumn term of the level 6 module ‘Photography between Art and Document, 1839-now’ (C19th-early C20th)

You will have knowledge of the history and theory of photography and experience of teaching undergraduate and mature students and be qualified to the corresponding level of the award as required to teach (or demonstrate equivalent professional/industry level experience).

Further to the person specification, essential requirements for this role are:

  • You should have a good first degree in a relevant discipline/area

Please refer to the person specification for further selection criteria.


Payment is based on an hourly rate depending on length of continuous service with the College £63.55 per hour inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay) for contact hours worked. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier’ which covers preparation, teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course.


If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Professor Patrizia Di Bello, Head of Department, at


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