Lecturer in Ceramics

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade H (£36,261 - £42,036)
Jul 12, 2019
End of advertisement period
Aug 04, 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Application closing date 04/08/2019
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade H (£36,261 - £42,036)
Job category/type Academic, Research

Job description

The School requires a Lecturer to provide teaching and associated duties in the MA (Hons) Ceramics course. Duties will include making a contribution to achieving the academic objectives of the School through teaching, research and income generating activities, acting as module leader for a number of identified modules, undertaking administrative duties relevant to module leadership (administer course registers, assessment records, learning programmes and other records and to engage with the recruitment of students onto courses and to provide appropriate advice on progression and career opportunities).

In addition, the post will require the candidate to support recruitment activities that will lead to travel opportunities and require someone with a passion for their subject area and strong presentation and communication skills. Like all staff in Design you would be expected to get involved in the development of industry contacts and potential employers and other external organisations to develop the course's employability potential and reputation.

A relevant master's qualification of PhD in a Ceramics or related design subject or significant professional experience as a senior level within Ceramics Practice in the UK is essential. Where applicants have no formal teaching qualification they must be willing to undertake a complete PGCert training within their first year of teaching.

Essential skills are to include:

  • Experience of teaching on a Ceramics course at Higher Education level
  • Experience of working in an industrial/creative practice environment
  • An ability to teach and supervise students at Honours and Postgraduate Level
  • Have a flexible and innovative approach to teaching and learning
  • Be conversant with and able to teach and support the use of relevant industry standard technologies ad methods
  • An ability to work on their own initiative as well part of team.
  • Expectation to travel as part of the job

In addition, they should be IT literate and be able to record student attendance, upload the necessary coursework on the university network and contact students through digital channels. They should also have relevant Industry practice experience. The role requires the flexibility to provide teaching and support when necessary (during occasional periods of sickness cover and during delivery of collaborative projects) across Design. Finally, you would be expected to be involved in the recruitment of new students at outreach events.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

School/Service: School of Art, Design & Fashion
Hours: Part Time (22.2 hours per week, 0.6 FTE)
Basis: Indefinite
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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