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Applications are invited from Yale faculty to teach in the Yale in London Study Abroad programme run by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Yale Center for British Art.

This programme offers faculty an exciting opportunity to teach, research and live in London for extended periods of time. Teaching Yale in London courses also gives faculty the opportunity to engage in dialogue with their UK-based peers, and to extend their academic networks. Additionally, it provides the chance to participate in the Paul Mellon Centre’s lively research culture and to become part of the Centre’s scholarly community.

The Paul Mellon Centre was established in London in 1970 through a generous gift to Yale from Paul Mellon (Yale 1925–29) with the aim of promoting the study of historic British art. Today, the Centre is a vibrant research hub that thinks expansively about Britain and its complex cultural histories and contemporary contexts. It is the sister institution to the Yale Center for British Art and supports scholarship through its research programme, publications, and grants and fellowships programme. Since the 1970s, the Centre has also provided the Yale in London programme which includes a full Spring Semester and two six-week Summer Sessions each year. Students earn Yale credits for all sessions.

We are currently seeking faculty for our Spring and Summer Courses from spring 2025 through summer 2026. The successful Spring Semester applicants will be expected to teach two of the session’s four courses, each meeting once a week. The successful Summer Session applicants will teach one course, meeting twice a week. The other courses in all sessions will be taught by UK-based faculty recruited by the Paul Mellon Centre.

There are six positions available over 2025–2026.

Term Dates

  • Spring 2025: 20 January – 2 May
  • Summer 2025, Session One: 9 June – 18 July
  • Summer 2025, Session Two: 7 July – 15 August
  • Spring 2026: 19 January – 1 May
  • Summer 2026, Session One: 8 June – 17 July
  • Summer 2026, Session Two: 6 July – 14 August

Faculty are invited to propose courses for any of the semesters and sessions between spring 2025 and summer 2026, and may apply for more than one session. Courses should be in the humanities, especially art history, history, literature, politics and architecture. Courses must make use of collections and resources (museums, archives and other institutions) in London and elsewhere in the UK and/or use UK-based sites as a part of the course. We encourage courses that have an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach and topics related to Britain's colonial history are welcome.

Experiential learning is critical to the Yale in London programme, and faculty are encouraged to suggest potential trips, workshops and guest speakers as part of their proposal. The Centre’s staff will be available to support planning and delivery of day trips as well as longer visits within the UK.

If appointed, faculty will be provided with:

  • accommodation for themselves and their family (if applicable) in London
  • return transportation costs from the United States up to £2,500
  • legal support and costs arising from the visa application

Faculty teaching in the spring will continue to receive their current salary from Yale College. Faculty teaching in the summer will receive a fee equivalent to £6,300 and term-time expenses of up to £200.

Please note that non-ladder faculty are only eligible to teach in the Summer Sessions. Ladder faculty are eligible to teach in both the Spring and Summer Sessions.

Application Process

Please apply using our web application form available via https://thepaulmelloncentre.hrpartner.io/jobs

If you have any issues applying or have any queries with the web application form, please contact the HR team at recruitment@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 10 am on Monday October 2, 2023. Applicants will be informed by the end of November 2023 if they have been successful.