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Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader (MA/MFA Curating) Full Time

at University of the West of England Bristol in Bristol (Published at 12-05-2021)

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Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader (MA/MFA Curating)

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City Campus


Grade H: £40,322 - £51,034

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Information for Applicants - ACE 2020.pdf

R02351 - Job Description - Senior Lecturer (Programme Leader) Curating.pdf

Job description

About us
: UWE Bristol School of Art and Design is based at City Campus in the heart of one of the most exciting creative cities in the UK with sites at Arnolfini, Spike Island and Bower Ashton. The School has an international reputation for high-quality learning, teaching and research. We are an enthusiastic and committed school, with key industry partnerships in the city and SW region, enabling us to deliver an excellent student experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The MA/MFA Curating programme is a vocationally driven, industry focused course based within the School of Art and Design. We have partners offering yearlong placements to students on the course across southwest England and South Wales. We also have an excellent record of employability for MA/MFA Curating graduates.

Since opening in 2014, the MA/MFA Curating programme has grown considerably. We have an exciting opportunity for a 1.0 Senior Lecturer to join and lead the programme. We are seeking an individual who can fully contribute to the School's creative community. With a specific focus on postgradaute teaching and learning and leading the delivery of MA/MFA Curating activities, you will contribute to a programme with a strong reputation.

In Art and Design we provide a diverse curriculum of making, ideas-generation and real-life testing, with all courses operating clear pathways to produce flexible and aspirational creative professionals. The School has a rich research culture fore-fronted through the internationally recognised Centre for Fine Print Research.

As a collective of disciplines, the School?s approach is to be future-focused, building on the rich history at UWE to grow a diverse and inclusive learning community. Whether it is to persuade, promote, or inform, we aim to inspire by delivering a radical and innovative interdisciplinary educational experience that responds to societal concerns and changes peoples? lives.

About you
: Candidates should ideally have extensive experience of and understanding of leading postgraduate teaching and learning in a relevant discipline. The post holder will be expected to make a significant contribution to developing the course and building the partnership element of the programme.

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: museum studies, art gallery curating, cinema curating, festival curating/producing. The nature of the subject's teaching means that candidates should be confident, outgoing and comfortable working as part of a teaching team as well as independently.

About UWE:
UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections.

Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and interesting place to work and study. We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 11th of all UK universities for overall student satisfaction and 7th of all universities in England. We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 95% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and The Guardian has placed us in the top 30 Universities in the UK.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It?s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

This post is based at our City Campus in Bristol city centre which comprises of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed and is home to UWE Bristol's creative and cultural subjects. Through a combination of University sites and partnerships with creative and cultural organisations in the city, we have developed a network of cultural and creative spaces. These enable our students and staff to develop their professional practice in inspiring learning environments as well as provide opportunities for creative collaboration and networking.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days

  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year

  • flexible working

  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes

  • access to employee assistance programme

  • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme

  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

  • family friendly policies

  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.

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