Lecturer in Photography

Edinburgh Napier University – The School of Arts and Creative Industries

About Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward-thinking people inspired by the world around them. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Edinburgh Napier is a truly international University with over 18,000 students from 110 countries. As one of Scotland’s top universities for graduate employability with 95.2% (HESA 2014), this is our testament of commitment to teaching and research. We have ambitious plans to grow in size, shape and further strengthen our academic reputation.

About the School

The School of Arts and Creative Industries has a breadth of well-established programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in five subject areas, Art and Design, English and Acting, Music, Journalism and Publishing, and in Film, Photography and Television.  Photography has been taught here for over 50 years and Edinburgh Napier was a pioneer in the introduction of this discipline as an honours degree subject. Our undergraduate BA (Hons) Photography programme has well-equipped, purpose-built, specialist studio and dark-room facilities opened in January 2013.

Throughout the four year programme students gain skills and experience in a range of creative practice together with a breadth of knowledge and understanding in the history, theory and contemporary contexts for photography. During their course students have opportunities for work experience placements and to take part in international exchange programmes.

The School is committed to strengthening its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and its research portfolio over the next five years.

About the role 

You will be responsible for developing, designing and delivering teaching, student centred learning, assessment, and research underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice for the BA (Hons) Photography programme within the School of Arts and Creative Industries.

You will contribute to teaching which will provide students with an understanding of the history, theory and global contexts of contemporary photographic practice. You will produce module content and teaching plans, prepare lectures, lead tutorials and seminars and carry out associated programme and module administration.

You will also be required to conduct individual and collaborative research projects contributing to the research profile within your School, leading to the production of high quality research outputs/outcomes.

You will contribute to the University’s objective of growing our academic reputation for research-informed student teaching and learning, innovation and integrated academic practice.

You must be ambitious and enthusiastic about cross-disciplinary working and be committed to working collaboratively across the University. You will be required to work independently and as part of a team, supporting others.

You will have excellent communication skills and effective interpersonal skills with the ability to listen, engage, motivate and inspire others.

About you

You must have:

• A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline.
• Evidence of a professional academic and research profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
• Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in specialism to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes and experience of research led teaching and/or training.
• Demonstrable evidence of a relevant teaching specialisation in curation, exhibition and/or photographic archive research in order to plan and deliver teaching and assessment for modules which introduce students to these subjects.
• In-depth knowledge and understanding of the history, theory and contemporary international contexts of creative photographic practice.