Professor of Fine Art

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
19 Oct 2018
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19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Arts is seeking to appoint an outstanding practitioner of international repute to be appointed as Professor of Fine Art. Fine Art at Northumbria has established research strengths across art writing, social construction of publics, art/science nexus, relational, socially engaged and site-specific art. We particularly would welcome applications from practitioners with research interests in Performance and performativity, Sculpture and its relationship to architecture, video and experimental narratives, though all candidates working with research interests in the multidisciplinary field of Contemporary Fine Art practice will be considered. The Professor will build and consolidate our global reputation through research and professional practice; initiate new and impactful research projects individually and in collaboration with colleagues and a range of high-profile institutions and external partners; generate external income, supervise PhD students, contribute to collaborative research activity within the Department and make a significant contribution to the leadership and development of research and knowledge exchange within the Department and wider Faculty.  

The Department of Arts is ranked in the top 20 in the UK (Art and Design). The quality and depth of the curriculum is reinforced by a dynamic research and enterprise culture, covering all aspects of the work of our staff and students. The largest programme in the Department is BA Film and TV Production, the Department is also home to programmes from BA Film and TV Studies, BA Fine Art, BA Animation, BA Drama to postgraduate taught programmes in Creative and Cultural Industries and in Art Conservation. The three subject areas within the Department of Arts are Art (Fine Art, Visual and Cultural Studies, Art Conservation) Drama, and Film (Film and TV production, Film and TV studies, and Animation)

We have long established relationships with cultural and creative organisations with whom we deliver programmes and research. These include Bowes Museum, Channel Four, LIVE Theatre, The National Trust, Tate Modern, Tyneside Cinema, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. The Department of Arts is the home of Northumbria’s unique partnership with the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead – the BxNU Institute. The BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art is situated in BALTIC 39, a purpose-built studio and exhibition complex in the centre of the city from which we deliver several postgraduate programmes, including an MFA programme and work together on a shared research agenda, led by BALTIC Professor and Director of the Institute Professor Andrea Phillips

For an informal discussion about the post contact:  Professor Dean Hughes, Head of Department, on T:  +44 (0)191 227 3108 or by email at   

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