AC3 – Lecturer in Creative Art Practice

Closing date 20 November 2022


School of Business & Creative Industries

Ayr Campus


Post: AC3 – Lecturer in Creative Art Practice

Salary:  £ 46,047 to £ 51,805 per annum

Full time: 1 year Fixed term

 THE POST – Lecturer in Creative Art Practice

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a one-year, fixed term Lecturer to join the Art subject area within the Division of Arts & Media.

The successful candidate should have/be:

Relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent and significant creative industry experience.

  • Ideally qualified to PhD level (or working towards one).
  • The UWS New Media Art programme is focused broadly on contemporary and evolving visual arts practice, its production, distribution and impact; therefore you will have research, creative practice and teaching interests in some or all of the following:

Visual Arts production and / or business

2D/3D Animation, Illustration, Graphic Communications design, Interactive/Time based Art, Projection Art

The production and distribution of visual art content, such as exhibitions/digital content

Creative Art and Design entrepreneurship

Arts in the community

  • The ability to lead, write and coordinate modules and develop research projects
  • Practical experience gained within the creative industries and a network of industries contacts
  • A track record of research publications (in practice-based or text-based forms) and/or research funding success
  • OR creative practice / industries-based publications and/or arts and creative funding success
  • Experience of hybrid delivery of learning and teaching and of use of authentic/real-world assessment approaches
  • Commitment to delivering high quality teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience
  • Demonstrable commitment to advancing issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in the creative industries and/or education

You will join a dynamic team delivering a collaborative, contemporary, research-based student experience, contributing to our popular BA (Hons) New Media Art and MA Creative Media Practice programmes.

You will be primarily based at our modern, greenfield Ayr Campus, with its extensive studio facilities, but may have scheduled activities at our other campus locations.


UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings).  University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.  The School of Business & Creative Industries at UWS is a vibrant community, delivering innovative learning and teaching alongside a rapidly developing research and enterprise profile. You will join a supportive and motivating team, where you will be part of a multicultural, multidisciplinary community of scholars and students from around the world. Students benefit from our strong links with industry, and the world-class research that underpins our courses, delivered on each of our five campuses and through many partners across the globe. Find out more about our School of Business & Creative Industries.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Informal enquiries may be made to:

Mr David Scott (Head of Arts & Media) – email: [email protected]

Mr Chris Mackenzie (Programme Leader, New Media Art) – email: [email protected]

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

 Closing Date: Sunday 20th November 2022

 Interview Date: Monday 5th December 2022

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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