Assistant Professor / Lecturer Fine Art: Contemporary Arts Practice
Northumbria University seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar working in the field of Fine Art to join a vibrant academic community within the Department of Arts. As a modern research-intensive university, Northumbria places great importance on the synthesis of research, learning and teaching, and employability agendas. Our programmes benefit from a focus on practice-research. Your experience will continue to strengthen this offer. As a leader in your field, you will contribute to our existing portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and be well-placed to develop new innovative offers. Your expertise in Contemporary Arts Practice (CAP), along with your experience working with external stakeholders, will equip you to work with industry partners to develop research-rich learning opportunities for our students. Interdisciplinarity is a core them throughout our CAP programmes. You will teach into and help create modules supporting the development of artist-citizens. You will be concerned with how CAP pedagogies and praxis equip graduates with complex problem-solving skills, ready to engage with the big socioeconomic and sociopolitical challenges of our times. Your approach to CAP will be future-facing and you will be excited to bring your experience of working with multimedia and new technologies to support emergent approaches to CAP and new ways of working.
The quality and depth of the curriculum within the Department of Arts is reinforced by dynamic research and enterprise culture, covering all aspects of the work of our staff and students. Through critical examination and innovative forms of practice, research is united by strong principles of social engagement through creativity, collaboration, participation, and cross-and interdisciplinarity.
These principles shape distinctive research practices which include investigations of transglobal exchange in visual and material cultures; fine art conservation; experimental forms of exhibition-making and curation; studies and production of moving image and examinations of popular media; and the socio-political ‘spaces’ of theatre and performance. They have resulted in unique interactions across, for example, fields of fine art, science and technology; and between Black and minority ethnic organisations and cultural studies academics in interpretations of (Multi) Cultural Heritage.
Your excellent research profile will make a strong contribution to our submission to future Research Excellence Frameworks. You will hold a PhD or equivalent and will already be developing a publication track record of exceptional quality, with clear plans to develop funding applications. You will show excellent teaching experience and a commitment to working beyond the academy in partnership with others.
You will join an intellectually rich, diverse, and inclusive department. Issues of social justice, anti racist practices, and feminist leadership strategies underpin our ethos and approach to teaching, research, and leadership. We value and celebrate diversity of ideas, people, and practices. We are committed to the power and potential of our civic duties and understand that varied perspectives will mean we are better placed to respond to complex challenges and big questions facing our disciplines, communities, and stakeholders. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented communities in academia and from Black and Global Majority colleagues.
For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Solomon Lennox, Head of Departments - Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Department of Arts, please visit: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/arts/ .
To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4. In addition,candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal /book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.
Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.
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Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022