Head of Field: Art

Bath Spa University - Bath School of Art & Design

Location:Bath School of Art & Design Campus                     

Line Manager:Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of School

Rate of Pay:£57,627 (including £5,055 additional responsibility allowance) per annum

Contract:5 years Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date:12 midnight GMT, 15th  November 2016

Interview Date:28th November 2016

About us

Bath Spa University’s vision is to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture, enterprise and education.  With innovative teaching and learning, focused research excellence and state-of-the-art facilities, we put our students at the very centre of all we do. 

Bath School of Art and Design is situated in one of Britain’s most beautiful and historic towns. Bath School of Art and Design was established in 1852 with the aim to develop artists and designers for industry. We work collaboratively, nationally and internationally with industry and cultural partners, including the Museum of Fashion, The Holburne Museum,  Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Tate as a Tate Exchange partner as well as a host of other international partnerships and exchanges in teaching and research.  Facilities in the School are exceptional, with a specialist Art and Design library, a wide range of technical and digital equipment within workshops and dedicated studios. This is an exciting time to join the School as we develop the Grimshaw designed Grade II listed former Herman Miller Factory on the riverside in the City of Bath into a new new campus for the Bath School of Art and Design.

About the role:

Leading the Field of Design and managing the performance and operational effectiveness of the Field. The post holder will be responsible for leading and developing the academic portfolio and implementing strategies that support excellence in teaching, research and scholarship in the Field of Ar. The Field currently comprises undergraduate courses in Contemporary Art Practice, Creative Arts, Fine Art, Photography and postgraduate courses in Ceramics, Curatorial Practice and Fine Art.

This role will work in consultation with the Dean of School and others, to develop a clear strategic vision and direction for the Field with reference to appropriate KPIs.

About you

A highly experienced academic leader, you have a proven track record of teaching delivery, scholarship and research in your field, and a record of contributing substantially to organisational performance. Equally adept at imaginative, strategic thinking and operational management, you will bring to the role a flair for creative problem solving. Naturally, your communication and networking skills are excellent. You will have excellent IT skills and work in a connected digital context. Your working knowledge includes course development in response to market demands. You are a skilled leader and relationship builder, and highly engaged with the wider professional communities.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art & Design on 01225 876610 or email a.taylor4@bathspa.ac.uk

For further information or to apply online please visit jobs.bathspa.ac.uk.   Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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