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Senior Lecturer, Photography

University of the West of England, Bristol

Location: Bristol
Salary: £40,927 to £51,799 Grade G/H
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 22nd September 2021
Job Ref: R02890

Location: City Campus

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About us: This post offers the opportunity to be part of a team taking our Photography delivery to new heights. Teaching responsibilities are focussed mainly across our BA Hons Photography course, a well-established programme with an excellent record of student and graduate achievement. However, there will also be opportunities to contribute to our highly-respected MA Photography. Research and/or ongoing creative and professional practice are integral to this role. We will support the post-holder with five weeks per annum set aside for scholarly activity, as well as opportunities for personal development through UWE’s staff training programmes.

About you: We are looking for an experienced photography academic with a proven track record of undergraduate delivery, demonstrating excellent student-focused teaching. An inspiring teacher, you will have the ability to enable our students to develop their creative voice, hone their production and craft skills and develop their future potential. You will have excellent professional and/or commercial networks to help our students explore a range of professional environments and develop successful careers.

You will be qualified to postgraduate level in a subject relevant to this role as well as have evidence of continuing professional development and professional activity. You will possess sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the photographic discipline to work within the established teaching programmes, as well as high levels of management, administration, and organisation skills.

You will be working alongside an experienced team of academic and technical instructors, in facilities that encompass a breadth of photographic output, from alternative chemical processes to high quality book making and 2D and 3D digital printing. You will either hold, or be willing to undertake within 2 years, a teaching qualification, or Higher Education Academy (HEA) Membership.

This post is based at our City Campus in Bristol city centre which comprises of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed.

Why UWE Bristol? 

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days pro rata
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • hybrid working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Abigail Davies on 0117 328 85876 or email:

These are permanent posts, and are part-time working on a 50% contract.

These posts are not available on a job share basis.

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK.

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