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Associate Tutor in Fine Art

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Location: Llandaff Campus

Package: Casual

Contractual hours: 0

Job category/type: Academic

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Job Description AT Fine Art ENG.pdf

Job Description AT Fine Art CYM.pdf 

Job description

The opportunity

A British Art & Design School with a 150-year history, Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the Llandaff Campus and is home to students united by ambition and a true passion for creative enquiry. They are artists, designers, makers and thinkers in the fields of architecture, design, fashion, fine art, and a range of craft disciplines. The school is also home to FabLab, the Perceptual Experience Laboratory, Spin-out companies Fovotech and HUG™, and a number of major research and innovation initiatives that cohere around visual perception and user-centred design, linking disciplines from fine art to computer science.

We are seeking to recruit exceptional, suitably qualified Associate Tutors who are available to teach in Fine Art on an occasional or sessional basis, it is essential that you have a significant grasp of the academic and/or professional nature of their subject and can communicate this with clarity, academic rigour and enthusiasm.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • To obtain and be familiar with relevant course documents which give information related to the aims and operation of the course, including the syllabus, methods of assessment, preferred teaching methods, information needed by students, course dates and times, etc.
  • To liaise with members of the programme team, as appropriate, in order to understand requirements, coordinate plans and administrative actions and to discuss changes.
  • To prepare effective course material which will fulfil the aims of the course, including enhancement of the learning experience through a student-centred approach.
  • To attend and deliver sessions as agreed, lecturing, leading discussions and otherwise providing guidance and advice and promoting learning, as required.
  • To prepare and mark, as required, any related written work, studio work, class work and examination papers, within the appropriate assessment procedures.
  • To provide constructive and timely feedback to students on their progress.
  • To keep such records of assessment and attendance as the University requires.
  • To observe class opening and closing times strictly.
  • To ensure that the Programme Director/Leader and the class are informed of their absence, where this is unavoidable, as far in advance as possible.
  • To provide, where appropriate, a course/work plan, set of objectives and reading lists to students.

What we are looking for

  • A good honours degree and/or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Ability to achieve Fellow Status as part of the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Recognition scheme.
  • A good level of knowledge relevant to the subject and professional area.
  • Sound knowledge of fine art practice and theory.
  • Evidence of undertaking continuous professional development (CPD).
  • A sound understanding of pedagogy.
  • A broad understanding of subject area.
  • Ability to design teaching and learning material.
  • Ability to employ appropriate assessment methods.
  • Ability to undertake administrative duties in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Ability to plan workloads.
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement and to use initiative and problem-solving skills to improve performance.
  • Ability to communicate and disseminate complex and conceptual ideas in a variety of ways – presentations, reports, learning materials.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships as part of a professional team.
  • Ability to use and communicate via a virtual learning platform.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety, Quality Standards.

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience.

To be successful you will further enrich our students’ experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and experience.

If you would like to talk with us about this opportunity please contact Sean Edwards, Head of Department, at sedwards@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Should a high volume of applications be received, we may need to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible.

The University is committed to creating a highly inclusive culture. We offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. We warmly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented in the higher education sector.

Further information

Please read our Candidate Pack or visit our staff recruitment website for information about working for us, our culture, benefits, work-life balance and our career progression and development opportunities.

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £43.70 per hour plus 18% holiday pay
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 14th December 2022
Job Ref: 22REQ0002358
   
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