City, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Lecturer in Fine Art
Requisition ID: 25283
Contract Type: Open Ended
Working Pattern: Part Time
Salary: £38,474 to £43,155 per annum
Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.
Closing Date: 30 April 2023.
Are you a contemporary artist working with an exciting practice with the drive and enthusiasm to teach at one of the UK’s best art schools? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
We have an exciting opportunity for a practising visual artist to join us as a Lecturer in Fine Art. You will join our vibrant community and teach into our BA and MFA Fine Art programmes. We particularly welcome applications from artists whose primary creative practice involves working with moving image, performance or film.
You should have a strong profile of creative achievement commensurate with your career stage and dynamic plans for your development. You should be an enthusiast for innovative and inclusive approaches to the teaching of Fine Art studio practice and be able to work with students working across a broad range of practices and at different levels.
We welcome applications from artists whose work involves collaborations across disciplines and in partnerships with organisations and individuals beyond academia.
As a member of our dynamic staff team you will:
This appointment is a 0.5fte teaching and research post with an anticipated start date of September 2023. The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic colleagues may be expected to perform.
UK and international artists at all career stages are welcome to apply. We encourage applications from visual artists whose work draws on and reflects the full range of backgrounds, perspectives and diversity of our modern world, and welcome applications from under-represented groups for this opportunity.
In addition to a covering letter and your CV, you should include a weblink to your work or submit visual documentation. Please note that applications will be assessed against the appointment criteria listed below – and you should make clear how you meet all the published criteria for this post.
Further information about Fine Art, our taught programmes and our research, can be found here .
Informal enquiries can be made to Nick Fox, Acting Head of Fine Art,
Fine Art at Newcastle
Fine Art at Newcastle is ranked as one of the best Fine Art Schools in the UK in all the major league tables and in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021). We are a community of staff and students who are artists, curators and art historians. Collectively, our research and practice contribute to a vibrant creative culture and discourse both within the University and in the wide art ecology. This is the foundation for our excellent research-led teaching & studentship. We encourage risk taking, imagination and work that challenges creative orthodoxies. We want our community to make its mark both in the contemporary art world and in wider society and we are committed to engaging a wide public with our work.
Our Fine Art BA is a four-year studio-based programme that encourages creativity, autonomy, and experimentation. Studio staff teach and conduct world-leading research across the visual arts (Fine Art Research at Newcastle). Students are encouraged to decide to develop their own productive relationship between studio practice and historical, curatorial and contextual studies. Professional practice modules, LifeWorkArt, are woven into the undergraduate programme, enabling students to engage directly with the creative eco-system of the region.
The department is base for around 240 undergraduate, 16 postgraduate (MFA) students and 25 PhD students. Fine Art is part of the School of Arts and Cultures
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