Lecturer in Visual Art, University of Salford

Deadline: Sunday 3 July 2016.

Organisational Unit: School of Arts & Media
Salary: £38,896 – £46,414
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Main Salford Campus


Vacancy Details
The School of Arts & Media is one of the leading centres in the North West for practice-based education in the creative disciplines. We offer research-informed specialist programmes which benefit from close relationships with the creative industries. Our strengths include interdisciplinary and international projects.

From a current base of around 4,500 students, we are expanding numbers and developing our city campus with a total investment of £136m over the next two years. This includes New Adelphi, a specialist art building with professional workshops, computer suites and photography studios as well as professional theatre, dance and music facilities. New Adelphi is due to open in August 2016 and BA (Hons) Visual Arts will be based there.

The School’s activities are organised into seven Directorates which include: Art and Design, Digital Media, Broadcast Media, Music and Dance, Journalism, Performance and Film, English, Politics and Contemporary History. BA (Hons) Visual Arts sits within the Art and Design Directorate alongside other disciplines such as Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Styling and Image Making, Interior Design and Photography. Students benefit from expert tutors who are all experienced professionals, many of whom remain active in the fields in which they teach, continuing to develop and grow links with industry.

BA (Hons) Visual Arts is a broad based contemporary fine art programme that prepares the next generation of contemporary artists and creative thinkers for their professional careers. Students are encouraged to work across different media including painting, sculpture, fine and digital print, installation, performance, fibre/textile, film and video, animation, community engagement and social practice, sound art, book works or any hybrid practices forged by the student. The programme also encourages students to develop their individual practice through public exhibitions, site specific projects, live briefs, as well as gallery, museum and education placements. The students also opportunities to study in Europe via well-established Erasmus Exchange scheme as well as Semester Study Abroad in North America.

This is an exciting time to join the School as we move into our brand new building and grow our links with industry and international institutions, particularly in China and North America.

The role will commence on 1st September 2016. Please note the vacancy is closing at 11:59pm on the date specified.

For full details, visit the website.