Senior Lecturer in Photography

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 09:00

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Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, humanities, design and media, Coventry University Faculty of Art and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with profile across the globe and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years.

The School of Media and Performing Arts has a long-sustained reputation for innovation and enjoys a rapidly rising profile. It has established a highly distinctive approach towards its teaching, research and professional practice and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Dance, Theatre, Music and Music Technology and within Media, Media and Communications, Journalism, Media Production, Digital Media, and Photography.

They are seeking an academic with an established profile in a distinctive field of photography to join our thriving, innovative course. Applicants should hold a doctorate within the broad field of photography and related forms, or equivalent professional experience, and be able to relate the key debates framing the transformation and location of photography in contemporary culture to teaching contexts.

Successful candidates will undertake teaching, assessment and delivery within our BA (Hons) Photography, and MA Photography and Collaboration courses. On the courses, theory and practice inform each other, with a particular focus on practices and topics such as socially-engaged and collaborative photographic practices; contemporary modes of production across the photographic industries; photobook publishing; post-photography; and curation. A track-record of cutting-edge research undertaken within areas such as these is key to this post. You must have capabilities in utilising web/mobile/networked and social media platforms for academic purposes.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a continuing engagement with pedagogic development - those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE and/or secure HEA fellowship; and must have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment. 

Successful applicants will have a strong track record of research/scholarship (contributing to REF, and subsequent evaluations). You will have engaged actively in research, publication, income generation, and/or professional practice in recent critical/theoretical approaches to the expanded field of photography and its related forms.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact:

Matt Johnston, BA (Hons) Photography Course Director, 

Anthony Luvera, MA Photography and Collaboration Course Director,

Paul Smith, Deputy Head of School

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