Course Leader BA (Hons) Photography

The Opportunity 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Photography Programme within the Media School at London College of Communication. The programme is currently going through a number of developments to its offer, and from Sept 2023 will have three BA(Hons) and four MA courses; in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, Commercial Photography, and Photography.

LCC are seeking an ambitious educator with a clear vision for the future of Photography as an expanded practice. The successful candidate will lead the BA(Hons) Photography course through its next phase of development, as it builds on its excellent reputation to further establish a unique identity both within the programme, and internationally.

In this significant role, you will be responsible for the academic leadership and management of the course with responsibility for the design, development and delivery of the curriculum, and the maintenance and enhancement of standards.

The successful candidate will bring excellent managerial skills and experience to effectively lead a large team of permanent and hourly paid lecturers and senior lecturers.

The role necessitates subject expertise in contemporary, expanded fields of photographic practices, evidence of innovative teaching practice and curriculum development, and a track record of excellent academic leadership.

You will be responsible to the Photography Programme Director and will contribute to the Programme and Course aims and vision, along with your ongoing scholarship and/or practice.

About You

LCC are looking for an individual who is an authority within the field of contemporary expanded photographic practices and will bring experience in academic leadership and curriculum development, with a particular focus on undergraduate (taught) delivery.

For this role LCC can only consider people with previous experience of managing teams of people, ideally within a HE context, but managerial experience from other creative industry roles will also be considered.

A higher degree in photography or associated fields is essential and you should also have a relevant teaching qualification. You should have a wide ranging and relevant cultural and contextual knowledge base and be able to apply this to expanded photographic practices.

The successful candidate should possess highly effective interpersonal skills and be a student-centred educator, focused on promoting diversity and inclusivity and with the ability to provide constructive and critical support.