Lecturer in Fine Art: Moving Image
- NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
- Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
- £33,348 to £43,155 per annum
- 27 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 23 Apr 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Arts & Humanities, Art, Performing Arts & Design
- Contract Type
- Part Time
Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.
Closing Date: 23 April 2023
Are you a contemporary artist with an exciting practice that engages with the moving image? Do you have the drive and enthusiasm to teach hands-on at one of the UK’s best art schools? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
We have an exciting opportunity for a practising visual artist to join us as a Lecturer in Fine Art. You will join our vibrant Fine Art community and teach into our BA and MFA Fine Art programmes. Applications are welcome from artists whose creative practice primarily involves working with digital or analogue approaches to the moving image, or new technologies in the moving image.
You should be an enthusiast for innovative, inclusive, hands-on approaches to teaching Fine Art and be able to work with students across a broad range of practices and at different levels.
We welcome applications from artists working collaboratively across disciplines and in partnerships with organisations and individuals beyond academia.
As a member of our dynamic team you will:
- be committed to excellent teaching at all levels of our BA and MFA programmes
- work as a key member of our fine art team, taking on your share of academic roles within the department.
This appointment is a 0.25fte teaching and scholarship post with an anticipated start date of September 2023. The University has developed an Teaching and Scholarship Role Profiles document which summarises the range of activities that colleagues may be expected to perform.
We encourage applications from visual artists whose work draws on and reflects the full range of backgrounds, perspectives and diversity of our modern world, and welcome applications from underrepresented groups for this opportunity.
In addition to a covering letter and your CV, you should include a weblink to your work or submit visual documentation. Please note that applications will be assessed against the appointment criteria listed below – please make clear in your application how you meet all the published criteria for this post.
Further information about Fine Art, our taught programmes and our research, can be found here.
Informal enquiries can be made to Nick Fox, Acting Head of Fine Art, Nick.Fox@Newcastle.ac.uk
Fine Art at Newcastle
Fine Art at Newcastle is amongst the highest ranked UK art schools in all the major league tables and achieved an exceptional performance in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021). We are a community of staff and students who are artists, curators and art historians. Collectively, our research and practice contribute to a vibrant creative culture and discourse both within Newcastle University and the wide art ecology. This is the foundation for our excellent research-led teaching & studentship. We encourage risk taking, imagination and work that challenges creative orthodoxies. We want our community to make its mark both in the contemporary art world and in wider society and we are committed to engaging a wide public with our work.
Our Fine Art BA is a four-year studio-based programme that encourages creativity, autonomy, and experimentation. Our staff teach and conduct world-leading research across the visual arts (Fine Art Research at Newcastle). Students are encouraged to develop their own productive relationship between studio practice and art historical, curatorial and contextual studies. Our renowned professional practice modules, LifeWorkArt, are woven into the undergraduate programme, enabling students to engage directly with the creative eco-system of the region as they study.
The department is base for around 240 undergraduate, 16 postgraduate (MFA) students and 25 PhD students. Fine Art is part of the School of Arts and Cultures .
- Contribute to the delivery and development of studio-based modules on the four year Fine Art BA undergraduate course and the two year MFA course
- Maintain an active profile and dynamic trajectory as an artist and teacher who, engages the public with their work and achieves creative impact within society
- Contribute to leadership and academic duties necessary for the successful running of the Fine Art degree programmes
The Person (Essential)
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- Broad knowledge of Fine Art practice, processes and methods
- Specialist knowledge, through your practice, of fine art and the moving image (e.g. new technologies, film, video, animation, digital or analogue)
- Ability to respond positively to students working across a wide range of art practice
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including those required for pastoral care of home and international students from a variety of academic and social backgrounds
- A track record of practice-led creative practice and an outstanding artistic trajectory commensurate with your career stage
- experience of teaching fine art in HE at undergraduate or postgraduate level
- Active participation in national and/or international networks
Attributes and Behaviour
- Enthusiastic and inclusive approach to teaching visual art practice and a commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion, and widening participation
- Commitment to cross-disciplinary and collaborative teaching
- Commitment to working as part of a team
- Commitment and capacity for contributing to Fine Art engagement and impact in society
- Commitment to developing an academic career, including engaging with academic leadership roles
- Capacity to work in Newcastle at least one day each week during term-time
- A good Honours degree
- A Master’s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience
- An HE teaching qualification or willingness to study for one
Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.
We are committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.
The University holds a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.
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