Plymouth College of Art

0.6 Lecturer - BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices

Plymouth, Devon
£19,119 (£31,865 FTE) per annum, rising incrementally each year to £22,810 (£38,017 FTE) per annum
05 Oct 2021
14 Oct 2021
Job Level
Lecturer, Tutor
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Part Time

Plymouth College of Art was founded in 1856 years and remains a fiercely independent specialist, Higher Education Institution (HEI), with a dependable reputation for innovation and purposeful partnership. The College has a very strong regional profile and a growing national and international reputation. Any history of Plymouth would need to include the horizon, and we enjoy living at the edge here, midway between the moors and the open sea, with our heads and our hearts in expedition, discovery and experiment.

We are a distinctive, innovative and supportive learning community of practice, working in contemporary art, design and media.

The College offers a strong portfolio of higher education programmes which include undergraduate, foundation degree and postgraduate level programmes, as well as short and bespoke courses and services for creative business and creative apprenticeships.

We are a dynamic, innovative, forward thinking and altruistic community of artists, designers and educators on a scale that supports truly student-centred individual development and interdisciplinary dialogue, with a clear focus on post-college professional practice. We welcome a growing number of international students and draw upon a European art school tradition and ethos spanning over 150 years.

We are now looking for an exceptionally motivated and qualified studio art practitioner who will help us realise our ambitious agenda for the College’s new integrated curriculum at regional, national and international levels as part of our new BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices course.

We are seeking to appoint a 0.6 Lecturer in the area of contemporary art and materially-led creative enquiry who expresses new, transdisciplinary and emergent models of studio practice, and who will lead the research, mentorship and teaching responsibilities for this aspect of the delivery across the programme. The ideal practitioner will understand the history and theory of craft traditions and how these traditions continue to exist and evolve within current art, design and cultural practice. Your practice can originate in ceramics, fibres, glass, wood, stone, or other traditional materials, but should demonstrate an interest in exploratory, risk-taking, and provocative investigations that push the boundaries of these traditions and how they are understood and experienced in a contemporary context. An interest or developed practice in new materials, found materials, low-fi materials, bio-materials, or multi-material approaches to sculpture, installation, or discrete objects is a plus.

The role supports academic delivery, as well as helping to review and shape the BA (Hons) and MA/MFA programmes Craft & Material Practices to enhance and raise the profile of Plymouth College of Art in relevant creative, academic and broader cultural sectors.

You will:

  • Have an emerging or existing academic, professional and research active CV in materially-led contemporary fine art or crafts-based practice and excellent awareness of the related critical discourses and current issues developing within the discipline.
  • Be proactive, inspirational and a highly-motivated educator with demonstrable experience in the classroom successfully teaching transdisciplinary studio art/design practice and theory within undergraduate and postgraduate contexts.
  • Have active and engaged professional studio art or design practice that will inform and enthuse your teaching of all aspects of the programme and support undergraduate and postgraduate professional development nationally and internationally.

Closing Date: Thursday 14 October 2021 (9am)

It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on Thursday 21 October 2021

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.

Please apply via the link