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We are looking for a motivated and inspirational Arts professional with a contemporary (international) practice in socially engaged digital and moving image production. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team and teach within the Visual Arts and Post Contemporary department. You will bring along a vision on artistic research and will be responsible for developing curriculum content, such as modules, lectures and workshops complementary to the programme framework. You will undertake an appropriate balance of teaching, studio practice supervision, assessment and related administration. This is a highly ambitious and versatile Masters programme in a stage of development and growth, where there is an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and collaboration within our existing departments. Arts practice, theory and criticism are co-taught, encouraging dialogue in relation to current social issues and civic urgencies that are relevant today, where the role of art & design is valued as a key tool for social change. The Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design programme advocates the greater embedment of arts practices in society, where our research connects to six thematic currents in the field: (1) Migrant Aesthetics; (2) Heterodox Identities; (3) Economics of Production; (4) Emerging Technologies; (5) Ecological Sustainability; (6) Creative Industries.
You will bring along a vision on artistic research, combined with knowledge of digital media and moving image production, its theories and criticism. You will be a committed educator and able to bring knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm to the delivery of the programme. You will have strong experience of contemporary art and be familiar with theoretical and practical approaches to current social issues and able to develop knowledge frameworks that understand our entanglement with environmental, social and cultural factors. You must be able to facilitate a high-quality learning environment, communicate a broad range of practical and theoretical concerns through hands-on teaching through tutorials, modules, workshop activities, lectures and seminars. You must be able to inspire and motivate students, to design activities appropriate at master level, and demonstrate experience of educational and administrative management. You will have a Masters degree or PhD, recent experience of HE teaching, and detailed knowledge of contemporary research and theoretical issues within the wider field of artistic practices, as well as a developing research profile or professional practice. The candidate we are seeking will have the knowledge, vision and network to develop new opportunities within the wider frame of the visual arts.
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) is the graduate programme of St. Joost School of Art and Design, which is part of Avans University of Applied Sciences. The MIVC is housed within a single campus location, close to the heart of the City of ‘s Hertogenbosch. It is a locally grounded international community of learning and research. Each year, around 100 students from all over the world join our institute. Our four Masters departments offer an engaging and inspiring opportunity for students from a wide range of backgrounds to deepen their practices through critical and interdisciplinary, two-year full-time master courses in Art & Design and a one-year full time professional master in Animation. The MIVC is committed to adopting new technical advancements in interactive and creative technologies. Our outstanding workshop and technical facilities provide courses in Data visualisation, VR/AR., web design related coding, non-linear immersive and iterative storytelling, spatial & location design, and interactive media – as well as access to workshops across film & photography, print, wood, ceramics and metal, which allow students to immerse themselves in innovative artistic development projects, and are supported by a team of 35 experienced staff on hand.
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If you are sure that this job is the right fit for you and you are keen to join our team at St Joost School of Art & Design, please apply before 1 April 2021. We will try to inform you of the status of your application within two weeks of the closing date. The start date will be 1 May 2021.
Should you have any further questions about this position, please contact Úna Henry, Head Master Institute of Visual Cultures, email to firstname.lastname@example.org