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Lecturer in Craft

Manchester Metropolitan University - Department of Design

Location: Manchester
Salary: £39,347 to £45,585 Grade 8.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th February 2024
Closes: 4th March 2024
Job Ref: eArcu-7209

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a unique environment where Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences sit alongside the Manchester School of Art. Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We're proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities, including digital and technical workshops, studios and gallery spaces designed to enhance learning and collaboration.

The Department of Design is part of the Manchester School of Art - the 2nd oldest art school in the UK. Strongly connected to the creative industries in Manchester, its' extensive heritage has enabled it to become one of the leading providers of design education nationally, and it is consistently highly ranked in subject league tables.

The Department of Design is home to c1,100 students, supported by an impressive network of exciting design and craft professionals, practitioners, and researchers. Home to several areas of world-leading and internationally excellent research we pride ourselves on innovation in teaching and learning, with collaborative opportunities for our students.

Our ambition is to be internationally recognised for employing design intelligently to address global challenges, whilst seeking to push the boundaries of research and practice led teaching in to create the agenda setters of the future.

The Role
We are seeking a lecturer who will contribute to the education, research, and future development of the BA (Hons) Craft course. Embracing the course philosophy of material-led, experimental approaches to thinking through making, the role will involve working across UG and PG courses to shape contemporary Craft curriculum, fostering international collaboration and delivering an outstanding student experience through contemporary project briefs. The successful candidate will support students to develop personal creative agendas which contribute positively to the future of the field of contemporary craft and the communities they inhabit.

Candidates should have teaching experience and a passion for education agendas, alongside a national or international profile in a specific object making and/or wearables craft practice, and possess comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of craft practices across the subject area. An awareness of contemporary issues related to the role of Craft in social and sustainability contexts is essential, and a familiarity with Craft-specific Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software would be desirable.

If you would like to apply, please take the time to consider the essential criteria in the job description and provide us with a Cover letter and full CV that demonstrates your suitability for the role.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

For informal enquiries please contact Programme Leader, Geoff Mann g.mann@mmu.ac.uk or Head of Department, Shelley McNulty s.mcnulty@mmu.ac.uk.

Manchester Met University is committed to creating an intentionally inclusive culture of belonging that promotes equity and celebrates diversity. We understand the importance of having a diverse workforce and the benefits it can bring to ensuring diversity of thought and innovation in everything we do. We, therefore, encourage applications from our local and international communities, in particular people from ethnic minority groups, disabled people and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

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