UAL’s Decolonising Arts Institute seeks a Research Fellow to support the Institute’s work with key staff across UAL’s constituent colleges, to collaboratively develop and deliver strategies and resources for decolonising the spaces and strategies of teaching and learning.

We are particularly keen to recruit someone with a background in creative arts practice and/or art and design history, familiarity with postcolonial, decolonial and feminist theories and practices, and preferably with relevant experience in educational contexts. While the post is open to external and internal applicants, it may also be undertaken as a secondment from an existing role within UAL.

The post holder will work closely with the Decolonising Arts Institute team and colleagues across UAL, including the Teaching and Learning Exchange. Engaging staff and students across the Colleges at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels, they will develop, facilitate and deliver strategies and resources for curriculum change, that provide learners and educators with adaptable tools to critically embed questions and principles of decolonization into their creative practice and teaching.

Playing a key role within a project focused on systemic curriculum change, with the potential to influence the wider art and design education sector, the post holder will be expected to produce outputs to communicate and raise the profile and support for the activity. These may include collaborative and independent conference papers, journal articles, workshops and presentations.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is a world top-two university for art and design in the QS World University Rankings® 2019. We offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape the creative industries worldwide. Our research addresses local, national and global issues, in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 83% of our research was rated world leading or internationally excellent.

Your profile

  • Relevant qualification: PhD in a relevant area of arts, design or communication or related area completed within five years of the commencement of the post (essential)
  • Is regarded as an authority in their field of specialism with both internal and external peers. (essential)
  • Applies and shares knowledge and experience as necessary (essential)
  • Ability to lead the academic and/or professional development of own area of expertise within the University. (essential)
  • Track record of successful applications to external bodies for grants in support of individual and/or collaborative research. (desirable)
  • An excellent record of research dissemination (e.g. through exhibition, performance, publication and conference presentation). (essential)
  • Commits to own development through effective use of the University’s appraisal scheme and staff development processes. (essential)

For further details and to apply please click the “apply” button.

Closing date: 16 February 2020.

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university – a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. 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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