Lecturer in Creativity and Arts Education (E&R)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 23 Feb 2022

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

This full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

The role

The post of Lecturer in Creativity and Arts Education will be to contribute to the design, delivery and production of teaching and learning materials for the MA Creative Arts in Education Programme, as well as a range of postgraduate modules within Education, which could include online and on campus modules, focusing on creativity, methodology, transdisciplinarity, and Education Studies. You will also supervise PhD students within your area of methodological or substantive research expertise. You will bring your actively growing research expertise to contribute to extending the research profile of the Creativity and Emergent Educational Futures Network (CEEN) at Exeter, for example in arts/creativity/futures/transdisciplinarity in education. You will work with the Director of Education (Dr Karen Walshe) and the programme and research centre lead (Associate Professor Kerry Chappell, Programme Director MA Creative Arts in Education/CEEN Lead) as well as the wider creative arts teams to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of teaching programmes and the innovative expansion of CEEN’s research.

The post will include:

  • Collaborating with colleagues within the School, College and the University of Exeter as a whole in order to develop and support the MA Creative Arts in Education Programme and other Educational programmes and modules as appropriate.
  • Using appropriate creative and arts-based teaching, learning support and assessment methods, supervise student projects and, where appropriate, placements, by reference to the criteria and provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Identifying areas where current provision is in-need of revision or improvement and contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material.
  • Ensuring that module design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the university and College.
  • Supervising PhD students
  • Bidding for appropriate size research funds within CEEN’s and your own related areas of research interest
  • Leading and collaborating on research projects with colleagues within and beyond CEEN and the University of Exeter
  • Writing publications of at least 3* level and showing evidence of how this work impacts beyond academia
  • About you

    For a Lecturer post you will have:

    • A PhD or equivalent in Creativity and/or Arts Education and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
    • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
    • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research
    • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality postgraduate programmes
    • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
    • Involvement in projects which develop impact.

    Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    What we can offer you

    • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
    • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
    • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
    • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
    • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
    • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

    Graduate School of Education (GSE)

    The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is one of the UK’s leading centres for educational research and teaching. GSE was ranked as a top ten institution (THES) in the 2014 REF and, with a large and innovative portfolio of national and internationally focused postgraduate taught and research programmes, it is extremely well placed to thrive over the coming years. A 2017 OFSTED inspection re-affirmed GSE’s status as an ‘outstanding’ provider of initial teacher education and training and it is currently enacting ambitious plans for the development of both its research and teaching programmes. We welcome colleagues who seek to promote and maintain a collegial working atmosphere and academically stimulating environment that will be attractive to and supportive of fellow academic and professional service staff and research students.

    The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

    Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within

    Further information

    For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Associate Professor Alexandra Allan, e-mail A.J.Allan@ex.ac.uk .

    The closing date for applications is 23 February 2022.

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