University Lecturer in Art Education
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
United Kingdom

The Faculty of Education in central Cambridge seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Art Education. It offers an exciting opportunity for a research-active educator to join a leading national and international centre for educational research, teacher development, and the study of education.

The successful candidate will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues in the Faculty specialising in art education. The person appointed will be expected to contribute to the international profile of the Faculty through research publications, grant capture, impactful dissemination, and public engagement.

Candidates should be enthusiastic contributors to a wide variety of arts education programming. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to both lead our Secondary PGCE Art Course and engage with our post-graduate Arts, Creativity and Education MPhil course. Applications are particularly welcome from those who will bring critical lenses to understandings of the application and value of art in education and in society more broadly. Other potential areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, the roles and spaces afforded by intersections between digital technologies and art education, arts-based research methodology and methods, and community engagement via the arts and arts education.

Working with other colleagues, the successful candidate will be expected to make an immediate contribution to the Faculty's teaching and research, including innovative research methods to PhD level, and supervision of post graduate research students. They will also be expected to teach and supervise full and part-time Masters students and teach on the Faculty's BA programme.

Candidates will hold a PhD in a relevant subject, or be close to completion in their doctoral studies and have a record of internationally excellent research in their field. Contributions to excellence in research will be through peer-reviewed publications and other activities of a kind and quality that meet international standards as assessed in national research assessment exercises.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of working with postgraduate students, including contributing to Masters programmes and supervising PhD students. The ability to manage a diverse workload and work co-operatively with academic colleagues and support staff is essential.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post and the person specification, please see the further particulars.

The post is available from 01 September 2021.

Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates from a BME background, who are currently under- represented in the Faculty.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a detailed curriculum vitae including an up-to-date publications list, and a letter of application indicating the nature of the contribution you would make to teaching and research.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Susan Robertson, Head of the Faculty of Education (slr69@cam.ac.uk)

We hope to hold interviews on 25 May 2021.

Please quote reference JR25992 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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