Course Leader: BA (Hons) Fine Art

Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom
£50,000 per annum
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 26, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Norwich University of the Arts is one of a handful of the UK's historic art and specialist creative universities with an outstanding international reputation. Ranked 2nd in the World for Design Education Institution by the World Brand Design Society, Ranked in the Global Top 10 in The Pentawards University League Table 2021 and in the top 50 Creative Schools in the World by the Rookies, NUA has a long history of internationally recognised arts, design and media practice and education. Awarded Gold in the UK wide Teaching Excellence Framework rankings, NUA was praised for our outstanding work with students through experimentation, creative risk-taking and team-working.

Our new Strategic Plan highlights our three main commitments as a University to transforming lives for the better through our teaching, research and work with industry; building towards a sustainable future for all; and continuing to enrich and nurture our inclusive community. NUA is committed to being an inclusive community that offers equality of opportunity and enables our staff and students to flourish and succeed, regardless of their background or personal circumstances. Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in everything that we do. We celebrate the diversity of our backgrounds, cultures and actions, promoting art and design as a catalyst of social change. As such, we are champions for the creative arts; empowering all of our students to be valued and productive members of society, with ambitions to change the world.

To assist us in driving our strategic and creative vision forward, the University is now seeking to appoint an inspirational artist and experienced academic to be the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Fine Art. We are seeking an experienced academic leader and accomplished manager with the vision, insight, commitment, and skills to reimagine, deliver and promote this award. The Course Leader will be a leading practitioner as well as advocate for the cultural, social and economic benefit of the arts, who shares the values of the University. Candidates will be able to deliver and develop innovative learning and teaching strategies including digital materials and hybrid learning to promote an inclusive learning environment. You will have the ability to work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, bringing diverse voices into our student experience, ensuring the support we give our students is culturally competent.

BA (Hons) Fine Art is a flagship course of the University and pivotal in representing the best of NUA, with a long-established history extending back to our initial inception in 1845. The course is situated in the Faculty of Arts and Media and draws upon the relationship between these disciplines, covering the broad range of current fine art practice. As Course Leader you will be expected to further enhance this relationship and drive to the fore a contemporary fine art course, one that recognises our traditions but is firmly forward thinking. NUA recognises that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Our Course Leader in Fine Art will be student- focussed, committed to delivering a high-quality student experience and delivering on the key themes of the Strategic Plan, providing opportunities for students and graduates from all backgrounds to achieve their best potential. Understanding how art, advocacy and addressing social issues will help promote the benefits of diversity to support the ambitions of the City and Region.

As Course Leader you will possess a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary Fine Art, an international profile and an understanding of the future professional needs of graduates. You will bring a network of diverse and strong professional relationships and be able to apply your knowledge and experience of professional requirements for undergraduate study that are clearly focused on preparing students for a long-term career in the world. You will have the ambition to equip students with the social and cultural capital that will allow them to confidently grasp graduate-level opportunities and challenges.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent skills in organisation, management, team building and evidence of enhancing student educational experience and outcomes. Our Course Leaders form part of the Academic Leadership Team and you would be expected to have a collaborative and collegiate style of leadership and must have demonstrated ability to work effectively with students and staff from diverse backgrounds. Experience creating work relevant to underrepresented communities is desirable.

The title of Professor/Associate Professor will be available for suitably qualified successful appointments who meets the criteria.

Closing date: 9.00 am on Monday 26th April
Interviews will be held on: Friday 14th May

Application packs and further details for the above post are available via the apply online button below.