Programme Director, MFA in Art and Humanities

University of Dundee - Contemporary Art Practice

Professor - 1.0 FTE (Teaching and Research)
Artist/scholar to undertake role of Programme Director, MFA in Art and Humanities
Grade 10
Salary from £58,655 for Professorial post

Regarded as one of the top Art and Design colleges in the UK, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) at the University of Dundee is regarded as one of the top colleges of Art and Design in the UK, at the forefront of creativity and innovation – both on a local and global platform.  With a world-wide reputation for first-class teaching and research, and a proud tradition of producing graduates who go on to achieve accolades and recognition in their field, DJCAD offers a strong academic and creative culture that supports and encourages personal development in teaching, research and scholarship.  You will be joining a team of committed academics/ practitioners who deliver a range of Art & Design disciplines within an exciting, vibrant and creative environment.   

We are recruiting for an exceptional artist/ scholar to join us as a Professor (though we may offer the post at Senior Lecturer dependent on experience) within our Contemporary Art Practice Academic Group to undertake the role of Programme Director of the MFA in Art & Humanities and contribute to theoretical/ contextual/ art historical studies.

You will be responsible for building on current interdisciplinary successes, and will explore further interdisciplinary opportunities that link creative art practice with academic studies. Interdisciplinary contemporary art practices, which include writing as well as visualising and making, are a key strength in DJCAD: over the next few years the School will build on this strength in both teaching and research to expand existing provision and grow significant new initiatives. Your prime responsibility will be to take on the role of Programme Director of the MFA in Art & Humanities, and you will lead in aspects of national/international recruitment, visionary teaching, and strategic new developments. In addition, you will have duties aligned to the support of the undergraduate history, theory and contextualisation studies; contribute to PhD supervision; and join colleagues in contributing to a vibrant research community.

If you are committed to interdisciplinary working, then this role is an exciting opportunity. The University of Dundee is a research-intensive university and you will have the opportunity to develop your own research within a School which has an outstanding reputation for research within the sector.

Your priorities will include:

  • Strategic development of the MFA in Art & Humanities
  • Exploration and development of cross-disciplinary/ interdisciplinary initiatives
  • Programme delivery and assessment, management and quality control
  • Programme recruitment
  • Research

Who we’re looking for:

  • An individual with extensive knowledge of theory and practice in Contemporary Art Practices, and in writing
  • Ability to engage in research and generate outputs of a standard required for submission to the UK Research Excellence Framework
  • Experience in applying for funding to support research activities
  • Deep commitment to interdisciplinary approaches combining creative art practice with other work, and the ability to link with other disciplines effectively
  • A good understanding of student learning needs and the ability to plan challenging and innovative learning activities at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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To find out more about Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, please visit the website 

The closing date for applications is 14 April 2018. We anticipate that interviews for this appointment will take place on 27 April 2018.

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