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Senior Lecturer (with Subject Leader Remit) BA (Hons) Photography

Plymouth College of Art

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £39,152 per annum, rising incrementally each year to £52,559 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 7th December 2021
Job Ref: SL/SLR/PHOTOGRAPHY

Plymouth College of Art is one of a small number of independent art schools remaining in the UK’s Higher Education sector, and is nationally and internationally recognised for its ethical commitment to creative learning [through pedagogical innovation] and social justice [through community impact and social mobility]. PCA continues to foster international partnerships, developing a vibrant culture of scholarship and research, and has recently been awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers. In 2018, The College established 3 Academic Schools: Arts + Media; Design + Communication; Critical + Cultural Studies.

Forward thinking, PCA is a creative community working across the fields of contemporary arts, design and media, offering pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate study with a focus on inquiry-led practice and integrated learning. The College puts the student at the centre of their learning as curious and creative practitioners, and is committed to interdisciplinary dialogue and open resources, providing an exciting context for collaboration, network building, and professional opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious Senior Lecturer for the BA (Hons) Photography course. Working under the supervision of the Head of School Arts + Media you will ensure effective operational management of the programme. You will demonstrate a broad range of knowledge and expertise across the subject, a commitment to expanded practices (including new and emergent technologies), a range of professional contexts, and champion the integration of theory and practice in learning and teaching.

The post holder will have primary expertise and professional credentials in the discipline of contemporary photography as well as related cultural and theoretical discourses. The ideal candidate will have a background in fine art and an active, current studio practice in photography that exemplifies a depth of knowledge of the relationship between the history of photography its place in contemporary art and exhibition. Expertise should range from material knowledge of techniques and processes to how the discourse of lens-based imagery has evolved as a critical practice which informs and extends its materiality. A successful candidate will have an active studio practice and a significant record of exhibitions at a national and international level.

You will be expected to provide strong and effective academic and managerial leadership for the BA (Hons) Photography programme, and to act a key player in the development and growth of the subject area during a time of curricular change and innovation. The role will ensure the highest standards of learning and teaching, research and scholarship, knowledge transfer, and student experience in line with the ambitions of the School of Arts + Media, and in support of PCA’s strategic plan. The post holder will be active in their field contributing to Plymouth College of Art’s emerging research culture.

Plymouth College of Art does not accept CVs in place of application forms.

Closing Date: Tuesday 7 December 2021 (9am)

It is anticipated that in person interviews will take place week commencing 13 December 2021

Plymouth College of Art has a strong commitment to the safeguarding & welfare of young people & vulnerable adults. A satisfactory DBS disclosure at Enhanced Level will be required from successful candidates as a condition of appointment.

We celebrate equality, diversity and difference, and welcome candidates

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