Senior Lecturer in Photography

University of the West of England, Bristol – Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries & Education

The Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education has a strong reputation for highly successful practice based, professionally-focussed MA programmes, run in conjunction with outstanding partners, such as the BBC and Aardman Animations.  This post offers the opportunity to be part of a leadership team launching and developing a significant new postgraduate award in Photography.  Accredited by the Association of Photographers, our MA Photography will be at the forefront of photography activity in the region and beyond.

We are looking for a photography academic with impressive research and practice credentials and considerable experience of postgraduate delivery.  You will be able to bring to life the debates and discourses around contemporary photography and inspire our students to refine and target their image making potential. You will have excellent networks to help our students explore a range of professional environments and develop successful careers.  You will bring vision and added value to our distinctive approach to developing ‘artists with savvy’, contributing to the research activity of the Bristol Photography Research Group as well as helping drive our innovative student collective.

You will be qualified to postgraduate or PhD level in a subject relevant to this role, have evidence of continuing professional development and possess sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the photographic discipline to work within the established and developing teaching programme. You will be a team player, thrive in a demanding yet rewarding environment and will make an enthusiastic contribution to the collegiate life of the subject group, department, faculty and university.  You will either hold, or be willing to undertake within 2 years, a teaching qualification or Higher Education Academy (HEA) Membership.