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Principal Lecturer in Fine Art

Nottingham Trent University

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £49,149 to £56,950
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th August 2018
Closes: 6th September 2018
Job Ref: D0406

Are you an academic looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring.  Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students.  Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.

2017 has been a year full of prizes, publicity and recognition for the NTU community, culminating in our receipt of the prestigious University of the Year award. Along the way, we’ve recorded some of the highest student satisfaction levels in the country in the 2017 National Student Survey, and achieved the TEF gold standard for the quality of our teaching. We are also extremely proud to have been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Our rise up the league tables, alongside a number of prestigious national awards, demonstrate the potential that creating and forging excellent partnerships, while harnessing the talents of all our people, can bring. We are now looking for more passionate, ambitious people to join us and help build the university of the future.

The School of Art & Design has an impressive reputation for creative excellence and intellectual challenge. The established and successful provision within Visual Arts includes Undergraduate and Postgraduate Fine Art. Fine Art at NTU has an excellent national reputation and is truly grounded in contemporary Fine Art practice. We provide our learners with the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary approach, across a range of media, whilst engaging with Nottingham’s thriving creative community.

Fine Art require a Principal Lecturer to lead the development of the future vision of the discipline and manage the Fine Art undergraduate and postgraduate courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven track record in Higher Education and experience of implementing innovation through course development. Your subject expertise will ideally have been acquired through academic research and/or industry experience. You will need good managerial and organisational skills to lead the fine art team in developing the current reputation of the subject. You will have a first degree and further qualifications in relevant subjects or the equivalent, and be able to evidence engagement in research or continued professional development.

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Pip Spoerry, Head of Department for VLA on 0115 848 8477 or

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Closing date  - 06/09/2018

Interview date  - week beginning 17/09/2018

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