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Assistant Head of School, Art & Emerging Technologies

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Arts, Design, Creative & Digital Industries

Location: London
Salary: £71,598 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th February 2024
Closes: 1st March 2024
Job Ref: 50052078

This post is full-time, 35 hours per week. The tenure of the Assistant Head of School role is for an initial period of three years, with scope to extend to up to five years in total. It is underpinned by a permanent academic position. 

Westminster School of Arts, University of Westminster has a longstanding reputation as an environment of innovation and educational leadership across all of our disciplinary areas. We are now looking for an Assistant Head of School to lead our flourishing Arts & Emerging Technologies area. There is an emphasis on what it means to make art within a contemporary context and how analogue and emerging technologies offer scope for innovation and creativity.

The portfolio of courses includes Contemporary Media Practices, Fine Art Mixed Media and Photography/Fashion Photography at Undergraduate level and our newly launched MA suite: Expanded Photography, Arts & Emerging Technologies, Global Contemporary Arts and MRes Creative Practices.

All of our areas are well supported by a team of specialist technicians and teaching spaces. We have just opened a new digital photography teaching suite, are doubling our existing Emerging Media Space to support learning, teaching and research and are bringing Virtual Production facilities on site shortly. Alongside offering resources for students, these are spaces for the development of pedagogy, experimentation and research. 

The Assistant Head of School is a key post in the School Executive Team, and acts as a subject lead responsible for ensuring that the curriculum, learning and teaching, teaching spaces and learning technology are regularly reviewed and benchmarked, to ensure our offer remains current and meaningful to incoming students and their graduate routes. The Assistant Head is also responsible for line management and financial management of the teaching teams within this area.

We are looking for an experienced colleague who can create, anticipate, and analyse the potential of emerging technology trends alongside analogue and artistic practices, and who can influence contemporary agendas through developing new avenues of academic research and innovative teaching practices.

The Assistant Head will have dedicated time to pursue their research and/or teaching leadership within their workload allocation. The School is home to the world-leading Centre for Research and Education in the Arts and Media (CREAM) and research-led teaching is a cornerstone of the School’s strategic plan. CREAM has a particular strength in practice-led research; 100% of our impact case studies in REF2021 were assessed as 4*, and the THE GPA ranking placed CREAM in the top 5 in Art & Design. 

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply' above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through this link too.

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning & working environment which is equitable, diverse & inclusive, is based on mutual respect & trust, and in which harassment & discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative & flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 1 March 2024

Interviews are likely to be held on: 12 March 2024

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

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