|Salary:||£53,353 to £65,578 p.a. Grade H|
|Placed On:||9th January 2023|
|Closes:||5th February 2023|
De Montfort University (DMU) is a civic university embedded into Leicester City’s social and physical infrastructures. It is a vibrant and ambitious institution, sharing its local understanding of place and people and sharing with our international partners, through its award winning #DMU Global initiative and TNE activities. It is the educational global lead for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 16 - supporting peace, justice and strong institutions and leading the #jointogether Partner Universities.
Faculty / Directorate
Visual Arts sits in a Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, which allows us to place inter-disciplinary thinking and collaborations central to the School. We show how different disciplines can positively disrupt one another, revealing new ways of seeing, thinking and making. Art, industry, humanities and design converge to tackle real world issues and speculate and propose new futures.
ADA delivers an advanced enquiry-led education, designed to prepare and challenge students to take a personal and critical position in the globalised art world. Our community is seen as a place where academics, practitioners and students are co-designing new ways of thinking and meaningfully challenging conventions to redefine the future of practice. Our courses are designed to prepare students for the changing nature of the art world and teach them to be bold and fearless in creatively exploring their ideas. We see education as being about looking to the horizon with learning stretched throughout our lives.
In this role we are looking for an experienced visual arts educator to take responsibility for Subject Leadership across the Visual Arts portfolio (Fine Art, Photography, Critical Art Practice), including our Level 3 Foundation in Art and Design. They will lead and manage a team of academics to co-develop and implement a newly validated curriculum to better respond to a diverse student body and the changing world we live in. They will work closely with programme leaders to implement an integrated and holistic way of teaching visual arts. All leadership roles are four years rotational responsibilities.
We are looking for someone who wishes to lead the next generation of artists and photographers to challenge the world around them and acknowledge the power of art to respond to social and environmental change.
The ideal candidate will have a genuine desire to work collectively with staff and students as the new curriculum is developed and evolves. These roles will work closely with other School Subject Leads (Architecture and Design) and the Head of School to nurture student culture and community through improving engagement, attendance, continuation and success across a diverse student cohort.
The chosen candidates will have proven academic and studio experience. They must have a working knowledge of the current HE education context in the UK. They must be a people centric person with the desire to be on campus co-creating and delivering curriculum with both the staff and student body.
Our student population is diverse and so we are interested in making appointments that reflect our student body.
Informal enquires about the position to Kate Cheyne on firstname.lastname@example.org – Head of School of Art, Design, Architecture.
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