Fine Art (Digital) Lectureship at De Montfort University, Leicester – deadline 3 October 2014

Fine Art (Digital):

Full time, permanent lectureship in Fine Art (Digital) at De Montfort University

The School of Arts wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Fine Art to start January 2015.

Fine Art at De Montfort University has an excellent reputation, scoring 95% for student satisfaction in the 2014 NSS. It is part of the School of Arts, which brings together visual arts, performance arts and arts management courses, offering undergraduate and postgraduate study that encourages a cutting-edge approach to contemporary practice together with strong academic critical enquiry and analysis. Fine Art at DMU offers students a broad education in contemporary practice, as well as the ability to specialise in one or more areas of study, including: lens-based art, painting, sculpture, installation, digital media, printmaking, and drawing.

Teaching and practice takes place in excellent facilities and workshops, with students having access to dedicated studio space throughout the course. The university is expanding its art and design provision with a multi-million pound capital investment, including a significant redevelopment of the Fine Art facilities and studios. The new facilities will house state of the art studios and workshops, and an experimental Digital Arts resource for the School.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching in Higher Education and be able to demonstrate a significant body of Fine Art expertise, with the ability to develop and maintain a scholarly and/or professional profile as an artist. She/he will contribute to teaching on the BA and MA Fine Art Programmes. She/he will have experience of creative engagement with emergent digital technologies, with expertise in areas such as but not restricted to the following: post-internet art, digital interactive art, algorithmic art, game art. This post would be suitable for consideration for a Vice-Chancellors 2020 Lectureship. This is a programme designed to support early career academics who are both researchers and teachers, in preparation for REF 2020.