Lecturer in Jewellery (0.5FTE)
Grays School of Art offers a forward thinking and contemporary Three Dimensional Design course, which provides students with the opportunity to study a broad range of methods and practices in design and making. The course actively promotes the combination and exploration of traditional making skills with new and innovative techniques and technologies across Product and Craft Design Disciplines.
This unique course develops graduates with a varied foundation of contemporary skills, expertise and knowledge within the cognate area of three dimensional design but with the opportunity to personalise their chosen specialist subject route and Honours award in either:
BA Hons Three Dimensional Design
BA Hons Three Dimensional Design: Ceramics & Glass
BA Hons Three Dimensional Design: Jewellery Design
BA Hons Three Dimensional Design: Product Design
A creative individual with industrial and academic expertise and experience, you will actively contribute to the development and delivery of Jewellery practices within the new 3D Design course. You will have expertise and skills in Jewellery Design and production with experience of combining traditional methods with new and innovative technologies. You will be experienced in contemporary rapid manufacturing processes and digitally mediated craft practices either directly or indirectly related to Jewellery Design.
Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, You will join a dynamic Art School which offers a broad range of courses that span the creative disciplines. The School is a vibrant, creative environment where studio practice enjoys a close relationship with theoretical and contextual study. The School aims to develop graduates who can thrive in the creative economy, equipped with knowledge, passion and self – confidence.
The University has recently established a new and energetic research strategy and it is envisaged that the successful applicant will be eligible to apply to contribute to the research profile and practice of the Art School over time.
There are a restricted number of certificates of sponsorship available in the UK and there is no guarantee that the University would be able to obtain one should the successful candidate require one.
A Disclosure Scotland check will be requested for the successful applicant.
Gray’s School of Art has a long history of research engagement. This includes MPhil and PhD, Post-Doctoral work, high level and internationally significant returns to the REF and industry engagement. Priority areas include ‘Design in Action’, practice as research, and cultural and commercial engagement through the Centre for Northern Culture and Design.
Closing Date: 26th September 2016
RESPONSIBLE TO: Course Leader : 3D Design
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Academic and Creative Support within the Jewellery Design Discipline
PURPOSE OF POST: Contributes to the delivery and development of Jewellery practices and disciplines within the curriculum of the 3D Design Course
Carries out designated teaching (eg via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, field trips, studio work etc) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Course Leader / Head of Department.
Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.
Provides tutorial and personal support for students.
Supervises undergraduate and post graduate projects.
Develops and maintains expertise in subject area.
Participates in subject and course development.
Participates in curriculum development and new methods of teaching and learning.
Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (eg year tutor, student selection, assessment organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records etc).
Assists in the supervision and visiting of students during their periods of work experience.
Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and international clientele (including student recruitment).
Maintains working relationships with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.
Actively participates in and suggests relevant staff development activities.
Actively pursues and/or encourages research activities (eg writing for publication, developing own research, supervising research students, establishing externally funded research projects, presenting at conferences, etc).
Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.
Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School’s courses (eg engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).
Represents the School on relevant University committees and the School and University on external committees.
Carries out such other related duties as may be required.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships :
Honours Degree in relevant discipline
Knowledge and Experience : Research and design methods, creative thinking tools, visualisation and communication methods (analogue and digital) production and manufacturing processes, material properties, contemporary contextual awareness of the 3DD sector
Industrial experience in the Jewellery Design Discipline
Some experience of teaching within the HE sector
Qualifications and Professional Memberships : Post Graduate Degree in relevant discipline
Knowledge and Experience : Understanding of the key factors affecting national and international markets, trends and forecasting, sustainable practices and patterns of employment
Industrial experience and self employment within one or more of the key strands of the 3DD disciplines (ceramics and glass, jewellery, product design)
Experience of teaching and examining within the HE sector
Relevant experience to diversity the School's expertise and to participate in its commercial / research activities
Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner
Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support
Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum
Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards
Behaviour 5: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation
Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings
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