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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Practitioner in Illustration and Animation

Anglia Ruskin University - Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £33,797 to £49,553 p.a. pro rata
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 6th October 2021
Job Ref: 456083

About ARU:

ARU is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the Role:

The Cambridge School of Art is one of 3 Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at ARU— a hub of creative and cultural innovation with a diverse and energetic research culture. We nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking, and encourage critical thinking to educate, entertain, inspire and understand people, as well as improving their lives. In collaboration with Cambridge School of Creative Industries and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, we work with a large number of partners in the creative and cultural industries to enrich the cultural life of our students, our University and local communities. 

The Cambridge School of Art, based in the Ruskin Building on the Cambridge campus, has grown rapidly over the last five years. We are now seeking to appoint two experienced lecturer/senior practitioners to complement our talented and experienced academic team.

We are seeking either 2 x 0.5 FTE or one full-time, committed & dedicated Lecturers/Senior Lecturer Practitioners in Animation with skills in:

  • 2D traditional, digital animation, motion graphics or
  • 3D Computer Animation

to join our Visual Communication Framework course group. You will be expected to take on teaching of either 2D traditional/digital animation and/or 3D computer animation approaches and techniques, depending on your specialism, on a course in which Illustration and design is very much at the heart of it. As part of your role, you will be expected to take administration and leadership duties as required from either a lecturer/senior member of the faculty.

With a higher degree and relevant professional experience, you will be expected build on current external links and networks to industry. Building your research and consultancy profile and develop further links with external partners and industry. We are looking for team players with a proven track record in HE teaching and professional practice experience commensurate with the stage of your career. You’ll be able to work to tight deadlines, working independently with minimum supervision and liaise closely with senior colleagues from our partners and key stakeholders. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Laura Santamaria, Deputy Head of School, Cambridge School of Art at:

Find out more about working with us.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training & development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 

We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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