Lecturer - Illustration

Birmingham City University - School of Visual Communication

Location: Parkside, City Centre Campus

Salary: £35,698 to £38,802 per annum pro rata

0.6 FTE - 22.2 hours per week

Interview Date: Thursday 09 November 2017

Birmingham City University offers a unique environment in which to prepare for careers at the highest international levels. As part of the School of Visual Communication, and with strong entrepreneurial links, the University hosts regular industry events (portfolio surgeries, international speakers, Varoom Lab conferences) and heralds award-winning students. Our robust links with International Universities enable us to work within diverse educational and social contexts, particularly across East Asia.

We wish to appoint a dynamic and inspiring Lecturer to join our rapidly growing undergraduate Illustration course.

The University wishes to appoint a pioneering, fresh-thinking and inspiring individual who shows a passion for their work. Able to contribute to lectures, studio-based teaching, and theoretical delivery. We are looking for a candidate with an established practice within the field of illustration. Knowledge and experience of animation is a distinct advantage, as a fast developing and popular aspect of our course.

Experience in Narrative and Sequential Illustration, Children’s Book Illustration, and wider publishing knowledge is highly desirable. The candidate should have a solid grounding in the world of commercial illustration to support this.

We are seeking to appoint someone who is energetic and committed, who will contribute positively to our course by developing students’ analogue and digital drawing techniques, and animation skills. They will be expected to teach across a range of established Illustration modules, and contribute specialist workshops to enhance the curriculum and subject area.

The role will operate within a fast changing industry, and there will be opportunities to increase collaboration across the School and with key partners within Birmingham City University. The candidate should also be prepared to teach abroad, on occasional overseas visits to our aforementioned international franchise courses: (www.shape.edu.hk/programme.php?id=3515874 and www.suic.org/course/bfadcd). With these points in mind, it would be to the candidates advantage to have experience of developing partnerships, and of working across disciplines and in diverse educational contexts.

Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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