Lecturer in Contextualising Practice, Manchester School of Art

Deadline: Monday 5 October 2015. Paid, Part time. Permanent.

Salary: £33,242 to £38,511, pro rata. 14.80 hours per week average.
Reference: T2-80130494-02

Manchester School of Art is a pioneer of art and design education in the UK and offers a broad range of architecture, art, design, media and theatre courses.

Experimentation and collaboration are at the heart of what we do and our award-winning Benzie Building, opened last year on our 175th anniversary, confirms this approach – encouraging staff and students to work across disciplines and explore common ground.

Our heritage demonstrates a strong connection to the cultural identity and economic development of Manchester and we remain committed to helping the City to be internationally competitive. Manchester has always been a city where innovation was encouraged and it is our mission to help this to continue.

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK’s largest and most popular Universities. We are the University for World Class Professionals.

We welcome applications for the role of Lecturer on the Contextualising Practice Framework at the Manchester School of Art. We are looking for candidates who have a demonstrable track record in learning and teaching and who are committed to research at the highest level.

The Contextualising practice framework delivers art, design and media history and theory to undergraduate students from the respective departments. The Contextualising Practice team is based within the Department of Art; the staff team is made up of a community of academics all of whom are practising artists, theorists or curators. We have a strong emphasis on research, which informs development of the curriculum at
undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Ideal Candidate
We are looking for candidates who can teach across the contextualising practice framework aspects of design history and theory we are particularly interested in applicants from the subject fields of Graphics/ Illustration and or Fashion/ Textiles. We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate currency of knowledge and their ability to lead areas of the curriculum whilst contributing to the wider academic team. We are committed to a student-centered curriculum that challenges and supports our students throughout their course.

For further details, visit the website.