Professional Tutor in Museum and Heritage Studies, Liverpool Hope University

Deadline: Friday 10th June 2016 by 5.00p.m.

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Salary scale: £31,656 – £37,768 per annum

Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community with high scholarly standards. We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future. Research is central to our curriculum development and enhancement and all academic staff at the University engage in research. Building upon our REF 2014 submission we are looking with ambition and confidence to the next REF, strengthening even further our research degree programme (PhD and EdD). This developing research expertise builds upon and complements our already well established reputation for excellence in teaching and learning. Our policy is to combine these elements of our work in keeping with the University’s stated academic profile as a research-informed teaching University of distinction. It is in this context that we now seek scholars in a number of areas who will join with us in pursuit of excellence; these opportunities include the post of:

Professional Tutor in Museum and Heritage Studies (0.5)

We are looking to appoint a Professional Tutor in Museum and Heritage Studies who will undertake teaching on the undergraduate programme in Fine Art, Design and the pathway in Art and Design History, as well as the MA in Museum and Heritage Studies (programme leadership). Candidates should ideally have experience of working with museums or a practical and/or research interest in museum and Heritage studies. The post will be a fixed term contract and will be for the period from 1st September 2016 to 31st August 2017. As a University Tutor you will make a contribution equal in value to but different in focus from our research-active lecturing staff. It will be your responsibility to inform our provision with the very best practice and help form our undergraduates and postgraduates into top-class, scholarly and confident professionals.

You will join a supportive team who work closely together. The Fine and Applied Art team is fully committed to excellence in teaching, to enhancing the student experience, and increasingly to delivering research/professional experience. Undergraduates within Fine and Applied Arts study for a Single Honours degree in Design or Fine Art or a BA Double Major degree which includes Art and Design History. Undergraduate courses are practice-based in both Fine Art and a range of branches of Design, but with an increasing element of art history and theory. At postgraduate level the Department offers an MA Art History and Curating, an MA in Museum & Heritage studies and a practice-based MA by Creative Practice.

We recruit staff nationally and internationally as we seek out the best to help build Hope for the future. If you join us you will be doing so at an exciting and challenging time as we work to build a liberal arts inspired university of distinction in the UK. If you have the energy, drive and commitment to assist us in this task, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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