Senior Lecturer (Academic Course Leader) Photography

University of Gloucestershire – School of Art & Design

1.0 FTE

The Subject Community of Photography at the University of Gloucestershire is a vibrant and growing community of practitioners and scholars that supports students in their creative and intellectual development. Comprising of three undergraduate courses and a Masters course in photography, the subject community includes diverse aspects of photography practice and research. The BA (Hons) Photography course is well established with a history of successful students working in creative industries, the creative arts and in postgraduate study. The course has had notable successes in supporting students in the creative aspects of photography and is now seeking to broaden and strengthen its provision, covering a greater diversity of photographic opportunities. The School of Art and Design, which comprises UG, PG and PGR opportunities, has a growing research culture to which we intend to attract an exciting candidate. Lead by Prof. Richard Billingham, the School is seeking to strengthen its research profile, especially in regard to research as practice, and submit to REF 2021.

Purpose Of The Job

The Academic Course Leader (ACL) will lead the direction and development of the course, building upon recent successes in recruitment and student satisfaction and leading a review and development of the curriculum. The ACL will lead and develop enhancement activities and employability, and will oversee the day-to-day running of the course. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and passionate lecturer in the area of photography. You will be qualified at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (or have equivalent experience) in a relevant area, with experience in course delivery and curriculum development. You will have a record of high quality teaching at undergraduate level, including conceptual development of critical ideas and integrating theory and practice.

You will be a strong team player with a commitment to the wider subject community and with the vision and drive to build on the successes of the many award winning courses within the School of Art & Design.

Informal enquires about the position to Dr Julia Peck, Academic Subject Leader: Photography (email

Interview date: To be confirmed

The University understands the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people and welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community.

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