Tutor (Research) Sculpture 0.6 FTE

Royal College of Art - Sculpture

School/Area: School of Arts & Humanities

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The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities. Its international reputation for excellence in teaching, practice and research has been recognised for three successive years by the highly-regarded QS World Ranking survey, with the College rated the world's number one art and design university in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017/18 the College will have some 2,100 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.

The new School of Arts & Humanities brings together programmes and research previously located in the Schools of Fine Art, Humanities and Material, in order to enhance opportunities for collaboration, interdisciplinary activity and to enrich the experience of our students and researchers. The MA Sculpture programme establishes a framework that encompasses the material, historical and theoretical conditions of sculpture where students are supported to develop their own practice. Rather than consider the specific manifestations of sculpture the programme prefers to think of its position as a methodology from which to progress the production of art.

We are seeking an outstanding practitioner and researcher in the field of Contemporary Art, with particular expertise in Sculpture, to contribute towards the on-going work of the School of Arts & Humanities and the Royal College of Art more broadly. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with students and alongside colleagues with the high levels of commitment and energy required by a world-leading environment. As well as being able to support and respond to the work of MA and PhD students, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach from their own research by delivering lectures, workshops, seminars and crits across Sculpture and the other programmes in the school. Their research will be expected to operate at a high level, consistently producing research outputs of at least 3* REF quality to enable submission to the REF.

Applicants should have a first degree in a relevant discipline and evidence of the ability to supervise academic work at master's and doctoral level. Experience of devising and teaching courses, setting and assessing written work at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level would be desirable. A postgraduate certificate (PgCert) in higher education and/or accredited fellow of the Higher Education Academic (HEA) would also be desirable.

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The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.

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