Course Leader – MA Art and Science

Vacancy ID: 8561
Main Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: 22.2
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £47,120.00 - £56,771.00 per annum [£28,272.00 – £34,062.00 pro rata]
Closing date: August 19, 2022 11:00 am

The role

We are looking for a dynamic, highly skilled and experienced academic practitioner to join the Art Programme as the Course Leader for MA Art and Science.  You will lead and manage on the teaching of the course, managing resources and people. You will play a key role in the programme, undertaking teaching, assessment, unit management and curriculum development. You will work closely with colleagues from the Programme, Academic Support, Student Services and the college community.

MA Art and Science explores the creative relationships between art and science. It examines how they may be communicated through an evolving interdisciplinary practice. On this course, you will investigate new approaches to making and presenting work and ideas that reflect laboratory processes and practices driven by curiosity and research. 

Why choose us?

Central Saint Martins is a world-leading centre for arts and design education.  Its reputation stems from the creative energy of its staff and students. The vision for CSM commits us to social equality, climate justice and public commons.  The Art Programme at CSM explores the boundaries of the discipline and associated realms. This is a diverse and energised teaching and learning community where all are active as creative professionals and researchers. The team are comprised of emerging and established academics and practitioners who bring together a breadth of influence and new creative insight to inform and enhance an ambitious vision for the discipline area that is firmly committed to social purpose, fairness and cultural representation. Students and staff are continually alert to new ideas, and are curious and restless in developing beyond the expected norms of their subject; emerging work is at the forefront of its area.  

MA Art and Science is an established and globally respected course that has influenced and informed practice and research across a breadth of intellectual and creative territories identified with the intersections of Fine Art and Sciences.  The course has run for just over 10 years and is supported and enhanced by a richly diverse set of practices and academic interests that span the Art Programme at CSM and engage with international networks of relevance to the field and discipline. The Art Programme takes a radical, interdisciplinary, experimental and frequently collaborative approach to creative making. This perspective is reflected in the community of teaching and technical staff that input into the MA Art and Science course.

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

Your Profile

We’re looking for someone who has have an in-depth understanding and personal experience of teaching and facilitating creative practices in fine art practices relating to or corresponding with explorations in or across areas of science. You will be expected to have experience of managing teams, budgets, content and complex activities in an HE setting. Creative and highly motivated, you’ll be able to take up the challenges of enabling diverse student cohorts to explore their practice from and within their own individual context. 

This is a course delivered on campus that offers students the chance and opportunity to work co-operatively and with others from beyond their discipline or area of concern. The relationship between art and science expands the boundaries of understanding in either field. We expect students to challenges our view of the world. Through their work, artists and scientists contribute to a greater understanding of life in the age of the Anthropocene and how we relate to the world around us.

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. If you have any queries about this role please contact the CSM Resourcing Team on 0207 514 7885 or

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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