Associate Professor of Creative Entrepreneurship

Kingston University - Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

The Role
The Department of Creative and Cultural Industries is looking to appoint a Course Leader at Associate Professor level to lead and develop a new suite of undergraduate degrees:

  • BA(Hons) Creative and Cultural Industries: Art Direction
  • BA (Hons) Creative and Cultural Industries: Design Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Creative and Cultural Industries: Curation, Exhibitions and Events

These innovative courses are a fundamental part of the Department and Faculty’s strategy. Each degree is made up of a blend of creative and commercial skills and knowledge with the overall objective of providing an educational experience that prepares graduates for roles in the creative economy.

These degrees share a common first year before developing on the selected specialism in advertising, marketing or cultural events management. The ethos of the department draws on the position that creative practice is not limited to the activities of artists, designers or curators but extends to those who work with them in project management roles, marketing or live experience design. The degrees accordingly blend business and commercial skills and understanding with practical skills of project management, storyboarding and brief writing alongside specific understanding of each degree specialism. The faculty’s principle of thinking and learning through doing means that the students experience will be supported by collaborative projects and company work placements.

You will oversee the admissions, content and curriculum design and improvement, teaching and learning experience and academic administration processes. You will be responsible for ensuring that the courses provide its students with an inspirational, high quality, and industry facing curriculum. You will also play a central role in wider enterprise, scholarship and research developments associated with the development of the new department and the wider faculty.

The Person
Applications are welcome from people across a wide range of creative industry and academic backgrounds. Though a PhD is desirable it is not essential, as experience working in Higher Education and an understanding of the context of creative management and marketing are the most important criteria. This exciting role is an opportunity for a committed and creative individual to play a critical role in the strategy of the faculty and make a noticeable contribution to the development of the creative industry sector.

The Faculty / Department
The Faculty’s position amongst the top art, design and architecture schools is confirmed in subject rankings, research performance, industry and student awards and the leading brands and institutions that choose to work with us. The School of Critical Studies and Creative Industries is one of three Schools in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, and as part of a new growth strategy and a reinforced commitment to build on our history and current credentials the Faculty will reclaim its name of Kingston School of Art in the spring of 2017.

Further Information
Please contact Dr Jonathan Gander, Head of Department Creative & Cultural Industries if you would like more information or an informal chat. J.gander@kingston.ac.uk.

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