November 3, 2020

Seeking BA Fine Art Programme Leader

University of Plymouth

Courtesy University of Plymouth.

Courtesy University of Plymouth.

Courtesy University of Plymouth.

Lucy and Jorge Orta, Raft of Medusa. From Mariner: a painted ship upon a painted ocean. Courtesy The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth.

Courtesy KARST gallery, Plymouth.

Courtesy KARST gallery, Plymouth.

Speedwell. Installation, Plymouth Hoe.

Courtesy University of Plymouth.

Courtesy University of Plymouth.

The School of Art, Design and Architecture sits within the University’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business. The School offers high-quality, student-centred degrees, postgraduate programmes and research opportunities focused on adaptability and relevance to today’s cultural industries within a progressive University in a beautiful UK coastal location. Exciting opportunities for artists in Plymouth include our relationship with contemporary galleries such as KARST, the new GBP 46m museum, gallery and archive The Box, and the upcoming hosting of British Art Show 9, in addition to the University’s own Levinsky Gallery on campus.

The post of Programme Leader of BA Fine Art sits within the School of Art, Design and Architecture, which is located in the Roland Levinsky Building in the heart of Plymouth’s cultural quarter. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a growing Fine Art course with a vision for multi-disciplinary study across the University’s breadth of disciplines. We are looking for a practitioner/researcher to develop our local, national and international networks, alongside co-ordinating the operational management of the programme and its intersection with our MA and PhD programmes. You will be engaged in delivery across the BA Fine Art programme and post graduate supervision and teaching. In addition you will lead on recruitment of the subject.

You will already be operating as a member of a management team and have experience of teaching within an HE environment (online and in person) as well as a recognised national or international research profile as an art practitioner.

You will have a relevant, high level subject expertise in Fine Art, curatorial practice, and related disciplines, in addition to experience of curriculum development, and understanding of quality issues and requirements in HE at undergraduate level.

As a leader in the subject you will have an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of changing trends and requirements in the subject’s industrial and professional domains.

How to apply:
Please follow this link for the application information. In your application please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the Job Description in your supporting statement. Please include a PDF portfolio of practice with your application or a link to your personal website.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Anya Lewin by email, at: anya.lewin [​at​]

Closing date for applications: midnight (BST), Thursday, November 12. Interviews are likely to take place on Tuesday, December 1, online, and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. This is a permanent contract working 37.5 hours per week. Salary/Grade: GBP 41,526–59,135 per annum Lecturer Grade 8/Associate Professor Grade 9

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

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