Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

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A lecturer teaching a small group of students sat in the Special Collections. Behind them are antique glass cabinets filled with books

Leeds is one of the most popular universities in the UK for Arts and Humanities degrees, offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (AHC) is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, with over 8,500 students studying a variety of subjects across 11 schools: 

Student education

We aspire to be sector leading in all areas of student education. Our Faculty research group, Pedagogic Research in the Arts, provides funding, support, and leadership development across pedagogic research and student education. We also proactively support all staff to pursue HEA recognition

The Faculty is committed to widening participation and student success. Our extensive partnerships and work placements offer a raft of opportunities for students to explore their future careers with a range of local, regional, national and international partners.

Projects including our Leeds Excellence in the Arts Programme and our Student Advisory Board support individual students, and particular groups of students who may be disadvantaged, to achieve their potential. We also work closely and collaborate with our students, and co-creation was the basis for our recent Content Notes guidance for Schools, as well as our current Decolonising project work. 


We support funded research placements and student engagement with research culture, and our hugely successful annual research conference (The Undergraduate Research Experience) sees hundreds of students from across the Faculty engaging with each another's research.

Our researchers are currently leading projects worth over £8 million, funded by research councils, charities and the European Union. Between 2016-2020, we were ranked 1st in the UK for the value and number of awards made by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Both the QS and THE World University Rankings have consistently placed the Faculty as one of the world’s top 100 in the past decade.

Working in partnership

We are actively engaged in projects with public sector organisations and the wider business community, from The Royal Armouries Museum to Google. 

Postdoctoral researchers in the Arts and the Humanities are supported by a networking and development programme led by the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, alongside a well-established impact and innovation infrastructure, designed to help all our colleagues realise the full potential of their research.

Job vacancies

We are advertising some roles which will involve working across more than one school. We have aligned each role to one school, and this will be identifiable from the job description. However, if your skills and experience are more suitably aligned to a different school, we are open to this discussion at interview. We will seek to ensure that successful candidates are located within a school that fits their disciplinary expertise.

Lecturer vacancies that specify Grade 7/8 can be offered at either grade 7 or 8. For these, please read the job description at each grade before you apply. You can specify which grade(s) you wish to be considered for when completing the application form. Specification points for grade 8 are clearly identifiable on the application form. 

(A lecturer is similar to an assistant professor in the United States).

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