PRINCIPAL LECTURER IN PHOTOGRAPHY ARTS

UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER

Location: London
Salary: £55,199 to £61,544 p.a. (incl. L.W.A.) (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 8th July 2016
Closes: 4th August 2016
Job Ref: 50045585

FULL-TIME OR FRACTIONAL (MINIMUM 0.6) TO START 1STSEPTEMBER 2016

CREATIVE PRACTICE & ART THEORY CLUSTER

£55,199 – £61,544 P.A. (INCL. L.W.A.) (PRO RATA FOR PART TIME

LOCATION: AT HARROW CAMPUS

The University of Westminster School of Media, Art & Design seeks to appoint, at Principal Lecturer level, an outstanding individual to lead the MA Photography Arts and to make a significant contribution to upholding our reputation as a leader at the forefront of photography education.

This is a key appointment for the School in an area of excellence and outstanding achievement. The MA Photography Arts programme has been recently revalidated (formerly Photographic Studies) for the academic year 2016/17, and provides an opportunity for the appointee to develop its outstanding strengths as well as establishing new innovative approaches to photography pedagogy.

The MA course is currently an intensive one-year full-time and two-year part-time programme with around 30 students, and is an integral part of the dynamic Creative Practice and Art Theory Cluster within the School. The post holder will work closely with the cluster leader and the other course leaders, in particular for the MA Documentary and Photojournalism, to provide an innovative, engaging and relevant experience that promotes high artistic excellence and integrity. Introduction of a new MFA pathway is currently under consideration, and the appointee will be expected to play a leadership role within its development.

Postgraduate staff are part of the community of the School’s highly rated REF research groups CREAM and CAMRI, which include a large community of doctoral researchers, and provides an excellent opportunity for the appointee to engage with and participate in an intensive and vibrant research environment.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of working at postgraduate level and possess an outstanding and active record of photographic practice/research. She or he will have experience of MA curriculum design including innovative approaches to learning and teaching, and be able to demonstrate how research may be embedded into approaches to learning and teaching to help develop the new identity of the course.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an awareness of the changing landscape of photography, research and education, particularly at MA level, and show evidence of a willingness to develop models of teaching and practice that positively react to this shifting context.

Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design is one of Europe’s centres of excellence for higher education in media and the creative arts. Our staff are renowned globally, and as a hallmark of our quality, the 2015 QS Worldwide University Rankings placed our research and courses in Media, Journalism and Communications at the University of Westminster among the top 35 globally.

Principal Lecturers are regarded as academic leaders in the University. As such, the successful post holder will help to forge and implement the School’s strategic priorities working across disciplinary and structural boundaries in the University. You will lead our MA in Photography Arts and line manage the team. The work includes ensuring the highest quality of delivery and development of strategies for maximising student achievement and employability, and you will undertake scholarship, research and other duties as required. You will be expected to develop successful networks, and partnerships with external agencies and other professionals in order to engage in collaborative work, generate enterprise income, and enhance the reputation of the University through research and knowledge exchange activities.

JOB REFERENCE NUMBER: 50045585

CLOSING DATE:  4TH AUGUST 2016

INTERVIEWS ARE LIKELY TO BE HELD ON: WEEK BEGINNING 15TH AUGUST 2016

CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY VIA OUR WEBSITE AT http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies.  A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE REFERENCE NUMBER: 50045585

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT (FOR QUERIES ONLY): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.

EMBRACING DIVERSITY AND PROMOTING EQUALITY

de a large community of doctoral researchers, and provides an excellent opportunity for the appointee to engage with and participate in an intensive and vibrant research environment.
The successful candidate will have substantial experience of working at postgraduate level and possess an outstanding and active record of photographic practice/research. She or he will have experience of MA curriculum design including innovative approaches to learning and teaching, and be able to demonstrate how research may be embedded into approaches to learning and teaching to help develop the new identity of the course.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an awareness of the changing landscape of photography, research and education, particularly at MA level, and show evidence of a willingness to develop models of teaching and practice that positively react to this shifting context.
Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design is one of Europe’s centres of excellence for higher education in media and the creative arts. Our staff are renowned globally, and as a hallmark of our quality, the 2015 QS Worldwide University Rankings placed our research and courses in Media, Journalism and Communications at the University of Westminster among the top 35 globally.
Principal Lecturers are regarded as academic leaders in the University. As such, the successful post holder will help to forge and implement the School’s strategic priorities working across disciplinary and structural boundaries in the University. You will lead our MA in Photography Arts and line manage the team. The work includes ensuring the highest quality of delivery and development of strategies for maximising student achievement and employability, and you will undertake scholarship, research and other duties as required. You will be expected to develop successful networks, and partnerships with external agencies and other professionals in order to engage in collaborative work, generate enterprise income, and enhance the reputation of the University through research and knowledge exchange activities.
JOB REFERENCE NUMBER: 50045585
CLOSING DATE: 4TH AUGUST 2016
INTERVIEWS ARE LIKELY TO BE HELD ON: WEEK BEGINNING 15TH AUGUST 2016
CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY VIA OUR WEBSITE AT http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies. A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE REFERENCE NUMBER: 50045585
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT (FOR QUERIES ONLY): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk
Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.
EMBRACING DIVERSITY AND PROMOTING EQUALITY