Assistant Lecturer in Photography

Coventry University - School of Media & Performing Arts, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Grade: 6

The Times Higher Education University of the Year and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year, Coventry University is one of the leading higher education recruiters. Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, humanities, design, performance and media, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years. We believe that arts and humanities have a transformative effect on our lives and that creativity and innovation have become a means to providing solutions for some of the world’s most deep-rooted social and cultural problems, so the Faculty combines our subject expertise and knowledge to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our three schools promote and facilitate collaboration and access to specialist resources in response to an increasingly diverse technological and geographical workplace.

The School of Media and Performing Arts has a long-sustained reputation for innovation and enjoys a rapidly rising profile as our alumni inform, mediate and shape the world around us. The School has established a highly distinctive ‘Open Media’ approach towards its teaching, research and professional practice and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses including media and communications, journalism, media production, digital media, and photography.

As a result of expansion and the University’s on-going commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, we are seeking to appoint an Assistant Lecturer - a photographic practitioner with at least a BA Degree and a developing profile in Photography, to join our thriving, innovative course provision. The successful candidate will work closely with senior staff to support teaching innovation and extending the models of innovative practice, student facing project learning, collaboration and professional practice already established on this highly successful course*.

*Ranked no.1 Photography course in the UK, by the Guardian University Guide 2018

The successful candidate will have experience of support and delivery of first-class student experience within a higher education environment. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a developing specialism in an aspect of photography, which could include: new documentary, curation, digital publishing, screen and networked media, new/experimental forms, new modes of production, distribution and consumption, meta-tagging, distributed authorship, archives, and collaborative photographic practices. Candidates should be competent in the delivery of skills sessions and workshops that incorporate digital workflow, colour management and printing as well as experience in the design and running of simple web platforms and should be able to demonstrate capabilities in utilising web/mobile/networked and social media platforms for academic purposes.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a continuing engagement with professional, scholarly and pedagogic development - those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE or secure HEA Associate Fellowship.

Coventry University is committed to providing our employees with the very best opportunities for both career and personal development. We offer a wide choice of development and training courses to all staff as well as generous holiday allowances, final salary pensions and flexible working options.

We would welcome enquiries prior to application - for an informal discussion about this post, contact Dr Natalie Garrett Brown, Head of School e:  Tel. +44 (0)24 7765 7432; or Deputy Head of School Paul Smith,  Tel. +44 (0)24 7765 9719

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