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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Photography

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent, working 1.0 fte
Release Date:  Friday 20 November 2020
Closing Date:   Tuesday 22 December 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  CAE19-13

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

An opportunity has arisen in the School of Digital, Technologies and Arts for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Photography , who has specialist knowledge of contemporary professional photographic practice in one or more of the following: Advertising, PR, Editorial, Publishing, Documentary and/or Fine Art. Whilst the role is being offered on a 1.0 FTE basis, consideration would be given to requests for part time on a 0.8 FTE basis. 

You will join a vibrant community of staff, students and researchers. The Department seeks to appoint a well-qualified, experienced and highly committed Lecturer in Photography primarily to contribute to the development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The successful applicant will possess a MA in Photography, together with a record of research and/or scholarship. You will have a depth of knowledge of critical theory and contemporary photographic practice and its contexts. You will have experience of teaching and learning in Higher Education, including support through VLE’s.  With the ability to contribute across all levels, you will help to create and support a diverse range of learning opportunities within a broad-based photographic curriculum. Among your responsibilities will be an active contribution to various aspects of course delivery and planning, working with and supporting colleagues in their roles. You will have strong technical expertise and teaching experience of all aspects of digital workflow management from DSLR cameras through to post production and studio/location lighting.

We continue to pride ourselves on our support for students in enhancing their employability alongside their academic, creative and personal growth through innovative pedagogy and real-world engagement. As an industry-facing course you will continue to foster external collaborations and opportunities for students.

You will have experience of or show willingness to take part in the range of the team’s activities, including recruitment, outreach and maintenance of the team’s social media profile. You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, be a good team player and be flexible and adaptable to change. 

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact: Paul O’Leary Course Leader BA (HONS) Photography, Paul.O’Leary@staffs.ac.uk.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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