Professor/Associate Professor in Fine Art

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
22 Jan 2018
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20 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Professor/Associate Professor in Fine Art - Ref ADS17/15
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne 

Professor: Competitive Salary    Associate Professor: £50,618 - £58,654

Located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne; a vibrant city with a flourishing visual and performing arts scene and home to numerous creative and cultural venues; the Department of Arts is a leading centre for supporting and energizing creative practice and academic study informed by cultural partnerships, inter-disciplinary collaborations and through national and international networks. 

The aim of the Department is to make a difference to the artistic and cultural landscape through excellence in learning and teaching, student support, dedicated research and scholarly activity, reflective professional practice, knowledge exchange and enterprise. 

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. It is made up of 3 distinct communities of practice: Art, Film and Drama. Staff exhibit at venues across the world, publish widely, and collaborate with the cultural sector and creative organisations internationally. Teaching, learning, research and enterprise are supported by well equipped, dedicated facilities including University’s Gallery and collection, the experimental Project Space, Paper Studio and dedicated facilities for sculpture, digital media, printmaking and photography, and designated studio space

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 department plays a leading role in Northumbria’s AHRC doctoral training partnership for Art and Design. The partnership led by Northumbria and involving The University of Sunderland, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, is one of seven Centres for Doctoral Training funded by the AHRC. 

We have long established relationships with cultural and creative organisations with whom we deliver programmes and research, including Bowes Museum, Channel Four, LIVE Theatre, The National Trust, Tate Modern, Tyneside Cinema, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. 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 and work together on a shared research agenda, led by BALTIC Professor and Director of the Institute Professor Andrea Phillips.

The Department seeks to appoint a dynamic, high calibre individual to a new Professorial position that will complement and strengthen existing research and expertise related to Fine Art practice. The successful candidate will drive and enhance the growth of high quality fine art research, entrepreneurial activities and teaching, and actively support and encourage these amongst colleagues. You will have demonstrable research expertise and a proven ability to secure competitive research funding, deliver high quality postgraduate supervision and research led teaching within an appropriate field, and a practice led or publication profile commensurate with the post of Professor or Associate Professor. 

For an informal discussion about the post contact:  Dr. Heather Robson, Head of Department, on 0191 227 4431 or by email at

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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.

Closing date: 20 February 2018