Lecturer in Pedagogies of Art: Practice and History


As a Lecturer in Teaching and Scholarship, your role will be to support the University in its 10-year Curriculum Redefined programme to transform the educational experience of its students, ensuring that, regardless of their background, all develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed and make a positive impact in the world. You will bring and embrace innovative and evidence-informed approaches to teaching and learning that will deliver inclusive, active and digitally enhanced experiences to all our students.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual with disciplinary expertise in pedagogies of creative and critical, historical and theoretical practices across fine art and history of art broadly conceived, with the knowledge, experience and creativity to specialise in innovative modes of course delivery, assessment, curriculum design, and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). With the ability to collaborate effectively and to motivate and inspire learners, you will become a valued academic member of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies where you will support innovation in our taught programmes and help introduce new forms of teaching and learning. You will also be part of a diverse and committed community of academics working across the University on our Student Education Strategy and will be expected to contribute to its work. This experience will provide you with deep cross-disciplinary experience and an understanding of the University as a whole. We are committed to excellence in Student Education, and you will participate in induction and training events tailored to educators and designed to support you to develop within your career.

You will be a Lecturer in Pedagogies of Art: Practice and History, with specific interest in the interfaces between practices and histories/theories of art.

The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies is one of the largest and most exciting centres in the UK for aspiring cultural practitioners – artists, theorists, curators, historians of art – to hone their creative and critical skills and broaden their intellectual horizons. We are an internationally recognized leader in research and research-led teaching in the history of art, art gallery and museum studies, cultural and media studies, and fine art.  

You will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses by working across the creative interface between the histories and theories of art and art practice. You will also work with colleagues to support them in the introduction of innovative curriculum design and delivery, utilising interactive teaching methods, increased use of technology-enhanced learning, inclusive and authentic learning and assessment, and transdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of major themes, such as sustainability. You will liaise between the School’s curriculum review and design team and relevant teams at the Faculty level, as well as working with a wide range of colleagues, students and external stakeholders to develop and promote innovative curriculum design and delivery. The role also has a significant scholarly commitment, with individuals engaging in scholarly work on teaching and learning that is in line with their discipline(s).

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Joanne Crawford, Head of School

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1824

[email protected]  

Dr Richard Checketts, Deputy Head of School and Programme Director for History of Art

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5268

[email protected]  

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