Course Leader – MA Performance: Screen

Vacancy ID: 8034
Main Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: 22.2
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £28,2720 - £34,062.60 per annum (£47,120 - £56,771 pro-rata)
Closing date: June 1, 2022 11:00 am

The role

We are looking for a dynamic, highly skilled and experienced academic practitioner to join the Performance Programme team. As the Course Leader for MA Performance: Screen you will play a key role in the leadership, management and 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.

The MA Performance: Screen course offers an environment and curriculum that enables the interrogation and contextualisation of performance and moving image theory and practice within diverse sectors including performance art, theatre, cinema, documentary, experimental film, music videos, online spaces and gallery contexts. It promotes an open, discursive, research-based approach to learning whilst supporting and nurturing ideas of radical care, decolonisation and inclusivity through the development of socially-engaged performance and moving image practices and methodologies.

This course is designed to accommodate for student engagement with the activities of the Shared Campus international partnership. This network generates opportunities and practices for intercultural and transnational academic co-operation. The role of Course Leader will include responsibility for contributing to working relationships with colleagues and projects across the Shared Campus network.

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 Performance 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 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 Performance: Screen has been developed to enhance and complement the range of activities and specialized interests that are emerging as strengths within the Programme’s portfolio of courses. The Performance programme takes a radical, interdisciplinary, experimental and frequently collaborative approach to creative making. The work produced is political, critical, free-thinking and inclusive. MA Performance: Screen offers an experimental, open and discursive framework in which to explore the convergent mediums of performance and moving image via critical thinking and experimental studio practice.

Our student body and teaching team come from a wide range of personal and professional perspectives. As a community, we are deeply committed to the idea that diverse environments are the most creatively vibrant. We actively celebrate difference, encourage adventure, and care about communities of practice and activism.

Your Profile

Before completing an application form, candidates should please download the candidate information pack and the job description/person specification for the role and read the full list of requirements and selection criteria before applying, as this will be the criteria on which your application will be assessed.

We’re looking for someone who has have an in-depth understanding and personal experience of teaching and facilitating creative practices in performance practices relating to lens and screen based production and exploration. 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 post holder will be expected to demonstrate experience of managing and delivering a curriculum that offers both breadth and challenge extending beyond established orthodoxies. 

This course makes use of the Shared Campus Global network of HE Institutions; a growing partnership of like-minded academics who generate cooperative learning opportunities. The ability to deliver participatory, cooperative learning, in person or online, and to navigate the digital world is essential, so too is a background in intercultural practices and practices that challenge the dominance of any singular vision or trope.

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 salary and pension plus 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 jobenquiries@csm.arts.ac.uk.

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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