Senior Lecturer in Photography (0.6 FTE) - - INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Buckinghamshire New University

United Kingdom

July 7, 2022

Description

Senior Lecturer in Photography (0.6 FTE) - - INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Part Time - Permanent - High Wycombe - INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Salary - £39,739 - £50,296 per rota

Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. We believe in the transformative power of education, and in doing the right thing by our students, people and local community. That's why our BNU community is a special place to work and study, and where people who want to make a difference can contribute and succeed.

BNU continues to experience rapid growth in student numbers, making us one of the fastest-growing higher education providers. This is an exciting time to join the University as our significant estates' development programme gets underway, and we prepare to embark on our new University Strategy.

The School of Art, Design and Performance is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and ambitious applicant to the role of Senior Lecturer in Photography. BA Photography is a new area within our portfolio: a practice- based course embedded in a critical framework.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate who is an experienced educator with a strong industry record. They will possess a broad knowledge of the photography/creative sectors and have significant experience teaching a range of commercial applications of photography, as well as supervising dissertations.

The appointee will have relevant teaching experience in higher education; and will be responsible for ensuring the enhancement and informed relevancy of the course to applied industry and commercial needs. They will be dedicated to engaging students to develop research, professional, and technical skills, and have appropriate professional networks to source work-based learning opportunities towards an excellent student experience.

The appointee will support the successful running of the course, and also contribute to the continued successful student recruitment to the course, and ensure an excellent student experience. Committed to using both traditional and innovative teaching methods and technologies, the appointee will have successfully contributed to transformative learning within a higher education setting.

What we offer:

  • a generous holiday entitlement (30 days per annum, plus bank holidays & a set amount of closure days between Christmas and New Year, these days are determined and agreed on a yearly basis and are dependent on when Christmas and New Year falls each year.)
  • training & development support opportunities
  • contributory pension scheme (defined benefits scheme)
  • discounted gym membership to the on-site gym
  • a range of staff discounts with major retailers.
  • If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University's values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

    For further information about this role please contact Sri- Kartini.Leet@bucks.ac.uk

    All applications are to be made in full and online. The University operates an anonymized shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CVs or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

    Closing Date: 7 th July 2022

    Interview Date: 14 th July 2022

    Please note that an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to give consent to check their criminal record status through the DBS. Information will be kept in strict confidence. Your offer of appointment will be subject to the University being satisfied with the outcome of this check.

    If you are successful in securing an interview for the role, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

    At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.

    Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.

    The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.

    Location

    High Wycombe

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Salary Range

    £39,739 - £50,296

    Hours per week

    22.2

    Closing Date

    07/07/2022

    Ref No

    929

    Job Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Title: Senior Lecturer – Photography (0.6 FTE)

    School: Art, Design and Performance

    School: Art, Design and Performance

    Location: High Wycombe Campus

    Hours: Part-time (0.6)

    Responsible to: Head of School

    Responsible for:

    Delivering an excellent learning experience for students and contributing to the growth of the Photography subject.

    Job Purpose:

  • To teach and support students by adopting a learner-centred approach and being committed to contributing towards delivery of a first-class student experience.
  • To contribute towards curriculum development, professional practice, research and other forms of scholarly activity appropriate to a Senior Lecturer appointment.
  • To be a team-player and contribute to the wider work of the School.
  • To support the development of the Photography programme, including ensuring quality and standards are maintained.
  • To support all aspects of promoting the subject specialism and programme of study to potential applicants and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role: (Approx 10 bullet points)

  • To design and deliver high quality, innovative and challenging learning experiences, using current theory and practice together in lively debate.
  • To undertake associated activities in connection with the course taught including module leadership, curriculum development, personal tutoring, recruitment, assessment, review and evaluation.
  • To contribute to the student experience – demonstrating an awareness of the need for ‘customer focus' in respect of resolving issues.
  • To conduct research and scholarly activity of relevance to the lecturing role and / or professional practice and aligns own research with teaching and learning.
  • To engage with business and professional networks to promote teaching and learning and research in a professional context.
  • To contribute to open days, school, college and partnership links, accreditation events and activities, and the promotional work of the department.
  • To support students in supervising placements, learning in practice, internships and work-related activities.
  • To deliver pastoral care and project supervision of students.
  • To plan and deliver the curriculum using appropriate media, including the use of IT.
  • To provide effective feedback, support and guidance to students, which promotes improvement of performance.
  • Comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR; Health and Safety; and Equality and Diversity requirements and legislation in all working practices.
  • Such other duties temporarily or on a continuing basis, as may reasonably be required by the Head of School.
  • PERSON SPECIFICATION

    E – Essential D = Desirable A = Application T = Test I = Interview

    Education, Qualifications & Training

    E / D

    Means of Testing

    Undergraduate qualification in relevant discipline

    E

    A

    Postgraduate qualification in Photography

    D

    A

    Fellow of the HEA or willingness to work towards achieving HEA Fellow accreditation

    E

    A/I

    Knowledge & Experience

    E / D

    Extensive knowledge and expertise in practical photography, including analogue and digital methods

    E

    A/I

    In depth knowledge and experience in teaching two or more of the following: Advertising photography; editorial photography; professional practice in photography; dissertation supervision; photography for design and other commercial applications of photography

    E

    A/I

    Proven knowledge of industry career paths and good links within the industry

    E

    A/I

    Thorough understanding of current theoretical debates relevant to photography

    E

    A/I

    Knowledge of HE institutions and nationwide pedagogical landscape

    E

    A/I

    Relevant teaching experience at HE level, including curriculum planning, tracking student progress, and assessment and feedback

    E

    A/I

    Evidence of recent and relevant professional practice-based activity

    E

    A/I

    Experience in offering effective pastoral support to learners and working in partnership with Student Services specialist staff.

    E

    A/I

    Experience in planning and co-ordinating exhibitions

    D

    A/I

    Experience in initiating or leading, live projects, industry briefs, competitions, internships, collaborations or sponsored projects.

    E

    A/I

    Experience in use of digital technology to support learning (e.g. BlackBoard)

    E

    A

    Skills

    E / D

    Ability to be self-motivated, self- directed and ambitious for the ongoing success of an established course

    E

    I

    Excellent organisation skills

    E

    I

    Ability to work as part of a team

    E

    I

    Ability to work on own initiative

    E

    I

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    E

    A/I

    Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

    E

    I

    Proven ability to initiate developments in the field

    D

    I

    Highly developed administrative abilities

    E

    A/ I

    Special Requirements

    E / D

    To have a network of contacts in the photography industry

    D

    I

    ROLE COMPETENCIES

    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

    Agreeing & Delivering Student Expectations

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Sets quality standards for own area
  • Monitors and maintains standards and policies
  • Encourages others to find new ways of improving performance
  • Deals with complex welfare issues where appropriate
  • Uses professionals from other departments or agencies where appropriate to ensure effectiveness of support
  • Presenting & Communicating

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Conveys complex information to non-specialists
  • Uses probing questions to ensure full understanding
  • Shows confidence in speaking publicly
  • Presents in an engaging manner and with authority
  • Adapting & Coping

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Actively embraces change and enthusiastically supports initiatives
  • Revises own views when presented with new information
  • Keeps difficulties in perspective and maintains optimism in the face of challenges
  • Remains focused and productive under pressure
  • Teaching & Learning

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Delivers high quality teaching through lectures/seminars/workshops to substantively enhance the student experience
  • Develops on-going relationships with students/delegates to achieve learning outcomes
  • Develops effective assessment and feedback methods to improve performance and standards
  • PARTNERS / OUTWARD FACING

    Analysing & Researching

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Determines how investigations are to be conducted
  • Analyses and interprets results
  • Probes assumptions to establish the facts
  • Pinpoints key information from a large amount of information and draws well-reasoned conclusions
  • PEOPLE / RELATIONSHIPS

    Applying Expertise / Scholarly Activity

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Challenges inappropriate behaviours that breach the values
  • Maintains high personal ethical standards in approach and decision making
  • Acts as a role model to colleagues and to students
  • Collaborative in approach and contributes to team working
  • PERFORMANCE

    Applying Expertise / Scholarly Activity

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Acquires knowledge of professional or technical practice and keep up to date
  • Participates in continual professional development
  • Contributes to internal development and external conferences through research, scholarship and knowledge transfer
  • BUCKS BEHAVIOURAL FRAMEWORK

    Delivering excellent service

    Using resources effectively

    Engaging with the wider context

    Location

    High Wycombe

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Salary Range

    £39,739 - £50,296

    Hours per week

    22.2

    Closing Date

    07/07/2022

    Ref No

    929

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