School of Art, Design & Architecture
Lecturer in Photography
Salary:£34,189 to £48,677 per annum – Grade 7/8
The threeyear BA Photography programme is a well established generic award offeringopportunites for students to study a broad range of contemporary practices. BA DocumentaryPhotography is a relatively new award which builds on a more specificcurriculum. Both awards draw on theextensive experience of the programme team, and relate to the high profile ofphotographic research in the School, in particular, Photography Research andthe Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research networks.
The provision is based on the mainUniversity campus at the heart of the city of Plymouth. Based in thehistoric Scott Building, course facilities include analogueand digital imaging technologies and production spaces, photographic studios(including a bespoke daylight studio), dedicated Base Rooms and exhibitingspace. Wider resources also include moving image and film studios, letterpress,printmaking, silkscreen and textile workshops. The campus also offers a majorlibrary provision and a large art gallery, which programmes a wide range oftemporary exhibitions of contemporary practice.
We areseeking a full time Lecturer to lead both undergraduate programmes of study andthe ongoing curriculum development. You will contribute to practical and theoreticalteaching as well as continuing research within the discipline. You will have HEteaching experience and the necessary technical abilities to teach and researchin the field of photographic practice. The postwill also involve input into employability, commercialisation and publicengagement within curriculum development. Importantly, this exciting position requires effectiveleadership, excellent team-building abilities and outstanding communicationskills.
You will hold aMasters level degree, or equivalent, in Photography or a related discipline,and be able to demonstrate relevant professional experience as well as establishedresearch or scholarly activity and an evolving academic profile appropriate tothe role.
Accountable to theAssociate Head of School (Art) and working closely with the programme staff, youwill have strong communication and presentation skillsand be expected to lead in curriculum development and course management. Keyaspects of the role also include delivery of teaching/lectures, module leadership,supervision of practical and theoretical study, personal tutoring, assessmentand feedback, maintaining quality of delivery as well as organisation of recruitmentactivity, educational field trips/visits, visiting lectures, career spines,student work placements, student competitions and end of year shows asrequired. This is a full-time post, and, as implied through the range ofresponsibilities detailed, on occasion you will be expected to contribute toactivities (open days, field trips, student exhibitions) beyond standardworking hours.
Recruitment and selection will be based on individualmerit; however, we should particularly like to encourage applications from womenand black and minority ethnic people who are under-represented in this areawithin University of Plymouth.
Please include aPDF portfolio of practice with your application or a link to your personalwebsite or equivalent.
Contact for informal discussion: Dr Simon Standing,Associate Head of School – Art
on 01752 585213,
This is a full-time position working 37hours per week on a permanent basis.
Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Monday 7 January2019
Interviews are expected to take place Thursday31 January 2019, in Plymouth.
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