Senior Lecturer in Photography

Coventry University – Faculty of Arts and Humanities / School of Art and Design

Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, humanities, design and media, Coventry University Faculty of Art and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with profile across the globe and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years.

The School of Media and Performing arts has a long-sustained reputation for innovation and enjoys a rapidly rising profile. It has established a highly distinctive ‘Open Media’ approach towards its teaching, research and professional practice and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses including media and communications, journalism, media production, digital media, and photography. This post teaching on the BA Photography course underpins this ethos and the enhancement of teaching and learning activities in the School.

As a result of expansion, we are seeking an academic and active practitioner with an established profile in Photography to join our thriving innovative course. Applicants should be qualified at least to Masters Level, or of equivalent professional status and be able to demonstrate the ability to relate the key debates framing the transformation and location of photography in contemporary culture to teaching contexts. In addition, applicants must have the ability to teach across practice and theory, and a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment, having been actively engaged in teaching at HE level. Experience of education innovation would be advantageous.

You must have a proven track record of exploring new/emerging modes of photographic practice and scholarship and be actively engaged in professional practice, applied research and income generation in the broad area of Photography.

Their practice specialisms could include: new and extended modes of documentary, editorial and reportage; new modes of curating and exhibition-making; post-digital publishing; experimental narratives; socially engaged practice; participation; and collaborative forms of image production and distribution. The post-holder should have appropriate knowledge of new/emerging modes of photographic production, distribution and consumption, e.g. the utilisation of the Web, social media and trans-media platforms, production for mobile media, new modes of production, distribution/publication and consumption, web-syndication, crowd-funding, CC/open licencing etc.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a continuing engagement with professional, scholarly and pedagogic development – those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE and/or secure HEA fellowship.

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If you wish to discuss this post please contact:

Sarah Jones, Deputy Head of School of Media and Performing Arts


Anthony Luvera, Course Director Photography

both Tel. ++44 (0)2476657155