Plymouth College of Art

Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement

Expiring today

Location
Plymouth, Devon
Salary
£62,216 to £69,998 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience)
Posted
27 Apr 2018
Closes
25 May 2018
Ref
DLTE/01
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Plymouth College of Art is one of a small number of independent art schools remaining in the UK’s Higher Education sector, and is nationally and internationally recognised for its ethical commitment to creative learning [through pedagogical innovation] and social justice [through community impact and social mobility]. PCA continues to foster international partnerships, developing a vibrant culture of scholarship and research, and has applied for Taught Degree-Awarding Powers.   

Forward thinking, PCA is a creative community working across the fields of contemporary art, craft, design and media, with a focus on inquiry-led practice and integrated learning. The College puts the student at the centre of learning, and is committed to interdisciplinary dialogue and open resources, providing an exciting context for collaboration, network building, and professional opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, and inspirational leader to take on the new position of Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement. She/he will drive pedagogical innovation and provide strong and effective cross-College leadership that will enhance learning and teaching across pre-degree and higher education provision, and contribute to the strategic development of distinctive pedagogic practice and research across the College and wider creative learning continuum in partnership with Plymouth School of Creative Arts (PSCA). A priority for the Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement will be to work closely with the Vice Principals and Academic Dean to lead enhancement initiatives across the College that deliver the highest standards to teaching quality, the learning environment, student outcomes and satisfaction in alignment with the PCA Strategic Plan.

We are currently in the process of a comprehensive structural, technical and curricular review forming three new exciting Schools: Design + Communication, Arts + Media, and Critical + Cultural Studies (including the Graduate Centre). The Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement will be instrumental in the development, validation, and implementation of a common framework supporting a cross-College curricula to be launched in 2020. Given that this will be an intensive period of planning and development of our academic portfolio, the Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement will be charged with ensuring that learning, teaching, and enhancement is foregrounded in all that we do, and have demonstrable experience of integrating and leading teams, and developing robust structures, systems, and processes.

The Director of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement will be active in their field contributing to Plymouth College of Art’s emerging research culture, as well as engaging externally in the development of his/her subject area growing the external profile of PCA nationally and internationally.

Plymouth College of Art does not accept CVs in place of application forms.

Closing Date: Friday 25 May 2018 (9am).

It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on: Thursday 14 June 2018.

Plymouth College of Art has a strong commitment to the safeguarding & welfare of young people & vulnerable adults. A satisfactory DBS disclosure at Enhanced Level will be required from successful candidates as a condition of appointment.

We celebrate equality, diversity and difference, and welcome candidates from all communities.