Lecturer in Ceramics (0.2FTE)

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts & Design

The University of Westminster is one of the most diverse and dynamic higher education institutions. It attracts more than 20,000 students from 150 different nations, making it one of the most popular UK universities for international students. It offers a vibrant learning environment where innovative, creative and dedicated students can gain the skills and experience they need to succeed in professional life.

Westminster School of Media Arts and Design has one of the most varied creative portfolios in Europe. It prepares students not just to enter the creative industries, but to shape and lead them. Our strong reputation for professional and practice-led education is matched by a distinguished record in scholarship and research, encouraging the development of reflective and resilient creative and critical practitioners. The renewed and growing interest in material process within visual culture has led to an increasing demand for the development of elective modules and summer school workshops within WSMAD.

The successful candidate will work alongside Research Leader Clare Twomey and technical support to engage students in basic ceramic and material practices across a range of undergraduate disciplines. The post will involve the development and running of a materials module, the setting up of summer school workshops in collaboration with the technician, the support of ceramic practice within the technical workshops at all levels and the working with the Ceramics Research Centre–UK in long term projects.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a degree in a relevant discipline. They will have experience of various clay skills, including slip-casting, be able to demonstrate an understanding of clay and modelling materials that can be used in the forming of ideas and final projects giving contextual understanding of materials and making. The role will involve liaising with technical and research staff in Harrow campus, the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design Home site. The candidate will be required to work at events off site and outside normal office hours.

Job reference number: 50046450.

Interviews are likely to be held on: Thursday 1st December 2016.

To apply for this vacancy and for further information about careers and benefits at the University of Westminster, please click on the following link: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted. 

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