Senior Lecturer, BA Hons, Visual Communication
Salary: £39,152 - £42,792 pro rata (£23,491.20 - £25,675.20 per annum)
Hours: Part Time (0.6 FTE)
Contract: Fixed Term – Up to 12 Months Maternity Cover
Leeds Arts University is the only specialist arts university in the North of England. We have contributed significantly to the development of arts education for over 170 years, and have developed a national and international reputation based on the achievements of our students and staff.
The ambitious BA (Hons) Visual Communication course recognises the diversity and range of the contemporary creative industries. The course offers a student-centred, multi-disciplinary design education, which allows students to work in a variety of media supported by the University. Students regularly work in: photography, illustration, video, graphic design, event design/management, 3D making (wood/metal/ceramics). The course has an excellent reputation for active engagement in the Leeds creative scene and for engagement with contemporary issues.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lecturer on the course who practices Illustration, in both 2D and 3D in a Visual Communication context. The role involves working with the Course Leader and other team members to help plan, design, deliver and organise the course. You will have specific responsibility for leadership of level 5: timetabling; planning; liaising with workshops; organising study trips; external collaborations; coordinating Level 5 modules; booking visiting professionals; student personal progress tutorials etc. You will have the skills or connections to develop links for external engagement including, amongst others, live briefs, competitions, and curriculum visits to offer an excellent student experience. Working individually and as a member of a team you will be expected to deliver teaching within a variety of settings including workshops, individual tutorials, seminars and lectures with a large audience. You will contribute to all three levels of the course with the rest of the Course Team.
The successful candidate will need to be educated to a minimum of Masters level in a relevant subject, demonstrate experience of teaching in creative disciplines; and have extensive knowledge and expertise appropriate to Visual Communication as a discipline including emergent innovations, and contemporary contexts. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the University’s research agenda.
Full details of the essential and desirable criteria for this role can be found in the job description.
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Closing date: Sunday 26th April 2020 at 23.59 pm
Interview date: Monday 11th May 2020
Leeds Arts University is committed to pursuing equality of opportunity and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all learners and expect our staff to share this commitment. We would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at this level