Principal Lecturer in Children’s Book Illustration

Anglia Ruskin University - Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences

About Anglia Ruskin University:
Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the role:
The Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences is home to first class teaching and research across a wide range of both traditional and contemporary disciplines. All of our courses are committed to the mutual reinforcement of theory and practice, and are grounded in our academics’ innovative and internationally recognised research. Building on sustained growth in student numbers, and expanding into new curriculum areas, the Faculty now seeks to appoint a number of outstanding academics to join our team.

The Cambridge School of Art, based in the Ruskin Building on the Cambridge campus, has grown rapidly over the last ten years. We’re now seeking to appoint a research active and critically-informed academic / practitioner to lead our flagship course, MA Children’s Book Illustration.

We’re seeking a committed and dedicated Principal Lecturer in Children’s Book Illustration to lead and teach on this internationally renowned MA course in Children’s Book Illustration. The course, established in 2001, now recruits students from all over the World, and has strong links to the Children’s Publishing industry. Many of its graduates have gone on to become major names in Children’s Book Illustration. You’ll have the opportunity to further develop this highly successful course, in terms of both curriculum and related research.

You’ll have a higher degree and if you do not already have a PhD or Professional Doctorate, you’ll be required to register to undertake one within 18 months of commencing employment. You’ll be research active and will have professional experience in Children’s Book Illustration and successful UK teaching experience at HE level. With a professional / research profile commensurate with the stage of your career, you’ll make a substantial contribution to the thriving research profile of the School.

Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 20th July.

For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Owen, Head of Cambridge School of Art, at chris.owen@anglia.ac.uk.

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We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

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