Head of Visual Arts

23 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Visual Arts

School of Creative Arts

£57,319 - £63,321 pa

Grade: AM1


We are seeking a strong academic leader to head up our visual arts area and further develop our courses at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. You will have a specialism in one or more of the following areas: Photography, Painting, Printmaking, New Media. You will bring experience of curriculum development of new and existing courses and will have had line management experience.

The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Academic leadership, direction and vision
  • Effective teaching and assessment
  • Developing future-facing curriculums and courses
  • Effective recruitment and progression activities
  • Operational delivery of teaching and related quality and enhancement activities
  • Promotion of research, commercial and international activity

Applicants must hold a Postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject area. A doctorate level qualification is a desirable requirement.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UH at these levels.

The University offers a range of benefits including a guaranteed pension, professional development, family friendly policies and discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Contact details/Informal Enquiries: If you would like to discuss the post in more detail please contact Judy Glasman, Dean of School of Creative Arts (email copying in Kelly Hall, Executive Assistant (email:

Apply online at

Job Ref: 014253

Closing date: 17 April 2017.

Interview date: 5 May 2017.