Hereford College of Arts is a vibrant arts college with a specialist focus on art, media, design, popular music and performing arts. The curriculum includes undergraduate and postgraduate degrees alongside a range of Further Education programmes and a wide-ranging short course programme. Our mission is to empower creativity and enrich our world through transformative arts education and we are proud of the way our community of students, staff, governors, fellows, partners and alumni contribute to the benefit of our wider society. We have a good reputation and track record, but have ambitious plans to develop and grow our distinctiveness. Hereford city and the wider region are also full of ambition with new cultural initiatives and enterprises, and an innovative engineering university in development, which offer many opportunities for collaboration.

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0.6 FTE – all applications will be considered
One Year Fixed Term Contract
£20,316 – £29,468 pro rata per annum

The college seeks to appoint an exceptional teacher with a creative arts background to deliver Critical Studies across its undergraduate courses including Contemporary Design Crafts, Jewellery Design, Artist Blacksmithing, Illustration and Graphic & Media Design, initially on a one-year contract.

Critical Studies is a college-wide programme at HE level that provides students on all undergraduate degree courses with a structured way of thinking about the meaning, value and experience of creative practice. Critical studies curricula are specifically tailored to the needs of students on each course.

As our focus is firmly on creative practice, the successful candidate will have a keen interest in critical theories of interpretation and evaluation of material and visual culture. He or she could be a creative artist or designer with an understanding of critical studies, or a practising critic with a special interest in creative arts. He or she will have experience of teaching critical studies, and a talent for making degree-level academic writing and critical theory engaging in an art school environment. A postgraduate teaching qualification is desirable, as is Fellowship of the HEA.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to strengthening and extending criticality and critical practice throughout HCA and to bolstering the college’s developing profile for student and staff scholarship.

For arrange an informal discussion please e-mail Simon Denison, Course Leader for Critical Studies.

To find out more about joining this dynamic creative community please e-mail Jobs or contact reception on 01432 273359 for an application pack.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Wednesday 11th December 2019

Hereford College of Arts is a vibrant arts college with a specialist focus on art, media, design, popular music and performing arts. The curriculum includes undergraduate and postgraduate degrees alongside a range of further education programmes and a wide-ranging short course programme. Our mission is to empower creativity and enrich our world through transformative arts education and our board plays a vital role in our dynamic community of students, staff, fellows, partners and alumni. We are proud of our reputation and track record but have ambitious plans to develop and grow our distinctiveness, and the corporation recently committed to a new five year strategy. Hereford city and the wider region are also full of ambition with new cultural initiatives and enterprises, and an innovative engineering university in development, which offer many opportunities for collaboration.
We have a strong and active board but with some governors reaching the ends of their terms of service in the near future we are seeking to recruit new members. We are particularly interested in people with a proven track in further or higher education or with significant business experience.

You’ll need to be committed to education, the arts and the college’s ethos: to collaborate with partners and promote Hereford College of Arts in the community and wider afield, both regionally and nationally.

There are six Board meetings and at least three Committee meetings annually (most but not all of the main board members are also committee members).

This is a voluntary appointment; reasonable travel, subsistence and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information, please e-mail Linda Watkins, Clerk to the Governors or telephone 01432 379351.

The College is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All posts are subject to DBS checks.