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Thank you for your interest in Norwich University of the Arts.

Norwich University of the Arts is a successful specialist University, offering high quality courses in creative arts at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our mission is to be the best Specialist University for Arts, Design, Architecture and Media study in Europe, producing graduates of the highest quality and inspiring students and staff to achieve excellence in the creative and cultural spheres.

We are a dynamic, contemporary and creative community providing art, design and media education from a unique campus in the heart of Norwich. As a new employee you will join a dedicated, friendly team of academic and professional support staff. We realise that making career choices requires careful consideration and that you need as much information about an organisation as possible to ensure it is the right move for you.

We hope that you find our pack provides you with an insight into working at Norwich University of the Arts, that as you read about us you will be inspired by our ethos and plans for the future of the University and that you will want to join our team.

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Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Course Leader: BA (Hons) Interior Design

£39,992 to £47,722 per annum plus Course Leader Allowance

35 per week

BA (Hons) Interior Design at NUA is an exciting venture for NUA and this vibrant course will see its second intake of students in September 2017. We embrace diversity and promote innovation in our approach to studying interior design and the curriculum is designed to support students as they embark on careers within the industry. The course is located alongside other practice-based disciplines in the Faculty of Design and Architecture where students benefit from becoming part of a wholly creative community of makers, doers and thinkers. Well-resourced workshops, library, open lectures, exhibitions, events and collaborative projects with students across disciplines enhance the student experience at NUA.

Following the successes of the current post-holder in developing and launching the course, we are now seeking to appoint a Course Leader with the drive, ambition and experience to continue to lead, promote and deliver this flourishing award. The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary interior architecture and design together with a deep understanding of the requirements for an undergraduate award that is clearly focused on preparing students for their future careers.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent skills in organisation and management. You will have a background of working professionally in a related area of interior architecture and design and bring with you strong professional relationships with high profile industry contacts. You will demonstrate an understanding of the current and future drivers for curriculum content and design and have an understanding of the wider Higher Education context and the current strategic imperatives faced by UK universities.

Closing Date: Friday 25th August 2017
Interview Date: Wednesday 6th September 2017

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Senior Lecturer: Textile Design (Constructed)

£39,992 to £47,722 per annum

Full time

We are seeking to recruit a future-focused Senior Lecturer to lead curriculum development in the area of constructed textiles. We are looking for an individual with understanding of innovation in contemporary constructed textile design and awareness of digital and material advancements in the subject to drive the future direction of the course and contribute to postgraduate teaching on MA Textile Design. As a senior member of the course team you will work with the Course Leader to raise the course profile and nurture external relationships with employers and feeder institutions.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of academic research and/or innovative practice in the field of contemporary constructed textiles and clear understanding of the future directions of the industry. You will be an engaging and confident teacher with the ability to design and deliver workshops and other teaching sessions which support students to become strong independent learners with a deep understanding of the creative industries they will move into. You will have experience of supporting students with a variety of constructed textiles techniques such as stitch, weave, knit and digital processes.

You will join a team of academic staff working across the undergraduate and postgraduate provision at the University and will demonstrate excellent team working and organisational skills. Your strong understanding of the business, professional and contextual issues relevant to the curriculum area and your ability to provide effective learning will enhance NUA’s graduate employability. You will demonstrate a proactive approach to curriculum design, organisation, delivery and assessment together with significant experience within UK Higher Education and proven ability to contribute to the management of the course in collaboration with the Course Leader.

Closing Date: Monday 11th September 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 21st September 2017

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Senior Lecturer: Fashion

£39,992 to £47,722 per annum

Full time

BA (Hons) Fashion at NUA is a successful and expanding, Creative Skillset Accredited Ticked, course with a strong reputation for supporting students to become creative and technically skilled professional designers.

We are looking for a senior lecturer in fashion with a good understanding of our course ethos in bringing together high level tailoring skills with advanced creativity in design. The successful candidate will have a strong awareness of contemporary and directional fashion design and be able to demonstrate significant professional experience and expertise in creative pattern cutting, professional garment construction and luxury levels of craftsmanship and/or design.

You will join a team of academic staff working across the undergraduate and postgraduate provision at the University and will demonstrate excellent team working and organisational skills. Your strong understanding of the business, professional and contextual issues relevant to the curriculum area and your ability to provide effective learning will enhance NUA’s graduate employability.

The role includes acting as an undergraduate year tutor under the guidance of the Course Leader and taking an active role in the development and delivery of MA Fashion.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a proactive approach to curriculum design, organisation, delivery and assessment together with significant experience within UK Higher Education and proven ability to contribute to the management of the course in collaboration with the Course Leader.

Closing Date: Thursday 24th August 2017
Interview Date: Monday 4th September 2017

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Part-time Hourly Lecturer: Fashion

£37.36

To be confirmed

BA (Hons) Fashion at NUA is a successful and expanding, Creative Skillset Accredited Ticked, course with a strong reputation for supporting students to become creative and technically skilled professional designers.

We are looking for a part-time hourly lecturer to join our team of academic staff working across the undergraduate and/or postgraduate provision at the University.

The postholder is required to contribute to teaching on the BA (Hons) Fashion Award, this role requires a high level of understanding and experience of the fashion industry and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

• Fashion design tutor with a strong awareness of contemporary fashion. Experience of working in design within a commercial context and/or industry is an advantage. Demonstrable competence in preparing and delivering taught sessions and experience of assessment at undergraduate level are requirements of the role.

• Fashion illustration tutor working across year groups, with an informed knowledge of contemporary fashion illustration techniques. Experience of working in design with industry experience of media and trends is an advantage.

• This role involves working with Year 2 and 3 BA students and requires expertise in pattern cutting, toiling, sampling and production of garments. A high level of understanding and experience of the fashion industry is required together with good skills in 2D to 3D translation, flat pattern cutting and draping on the stand. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate ability and commitment to quality of make in their own practice. Demonstrable competence in preparing and delivering taught sessions and experience of assessment at undergraduate level are requirements of the role.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of the teaching and learning requirements within a Higher Education environment. The post will involve preparation for and delivery of tutorials, workshops, lectures, critiques and seminars across the curriculum and may involve assessment. Working days will be allocated in negotiation with the Course Leader.

Closing Date: Thursday 24th August 2017
Interview Date: Monday 4th September 2017

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Part-time Hourly Lecturer: Architectural Design

£37.36 per teaching hour

Approximately 180 hours, two days per week across the academic year, preferably Tuesday and Thursday (applications for one day per week considered)

This post involves the preparation and delivery of workshops, critiques, seminars and tutorials predominantly with year one undergraduate architecture students with some additional teaching required with year 2 or 3 cohorts through negotiation with the Course Leader. The role involves delivering taught sessions in accordance with pre-determined Project Briefs designed to encourage and develop students’ skills and advance creative exploration. You will support students to develop design and technical drawings as they work towards the detailed resolution of their design projects.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and creative teacher who can engage students with architecture through their hands-on approach to drawing and making. You will be able to demonstrate a flexible approach to working with multiple project briefs. A strong background in architectural design is essential, together with teaching experience on an ARB Part 1 or Part 2 accredited Architecture Degree course. We anticipate the successful candidate holding ARB Part 2 qualification with at least 2 years of experience in architectural practice.

Ideally the post holder will be available for 2 days per week throughout the academic year, but suitable candidates who are interested in one day per week will be considered.

Please note this post is partially covering maternity cover and hence temporary for the coming year.

Closing Date: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Interview Date: Wednesday 13th September 2017

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Part-time Hourly Lecturer: Interior Design (Temporary)

£37.36 per teaching hour

Autumn term, one or two days per week

BA (Hons) Interior Design at NUA is an exciting venture for NUA and this vibrant course will see its second intake of students in September 2017. We embrace diversity and promote innovation in our approach to studying interior design and the curriculum is designed to support students as they embark on careers within the industry. The course is located alongside other practice-based disciplines in the Faculty of Design and Architecture where students benefit from becoming part of a wholly creative community of makers, doers and thinkers. Well-resourced workshops, library, open lectures, exhibitions, events and collaborative projects with students across disciplines enhance the student experience at NUA.

We are seeking to appoint a part-time hourly lecturer with a design approach that will inspire and engage our students in the discipline of Interior Design. You will have professional experience within the commercial interior design sector and be able to show how it informs your teaching effectively. You will be organised and efficient in assisting the Course Leader to deliver a high quality student experience.

The role involves delivering taught sessions including lectures, workshops, critiques and tutorials and conducting assessment for year 1 and year 2 students. Digital proficiency with 3D drawing software such as ARCHICAD or Vectorworks is required and a broad understanding of design history and theory and ability to underpin your teaching with theory-based design principles and processes is desirable.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of the teaching and learning requirements within a Higher Education environment. The post will involve preparation for and delivery of tutorials, workshops, lectures, critiques and seminars across the curriculum and may involve assessment. Working days will be allocated in negotiation with the Course Leader.

Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Interview Date: Friday 1st September 2017

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Part-time Hourly Lecturer: Film and Moving Image

£37.36 per teaching hour

90 to 360 hours for the academic year

Due to the continuing popularity of the Creative Skillset Accredited Ticked BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production course, with its award winning students, we have seen a significant increase in applications and enrolments over the last few years and now wish to add further high calibre experienced professionals to our team of Part-time Hourly Lecturers. We are particularly eager to expand our pool of industry experienced staff who could deliver expertise in one or more of the following specialisms; cinematography, lighting, scriptwriting, single camera and multi-camera studio direction, ideally with the ability to support film theory and history research reports on the Year 3 units.

The post involves preparation for and delivery of tutorials, workshops, lectures, critiques, assessments and seminars across the four years of the BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production course, and ideally the ability to deliver workshops on the MA Moving Image and Sound course.

Closing Date: Monday 4th September 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 21st September 2017

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Course Administrator

£22,876 to £26,495 per annum

Full time, 37 hours per week

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Course Administrator to join our busy and dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled administrator with at least one year’s experience, ideally in higher or further education, who is able to plan and prioritise effectively in a fast-paced environment with demanding deadlines. You will also possess excellent all-round communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team as well as autonomously.

The post-holder will work closely with course teams and students to ensure the smooth running of the course. You will be working with a team of Course Administrators providing a range of administrative services for our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. The successful candidate will possess a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail along with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Applications are actively invited from suitably qualified candidates with either a first degree or equivalent qualifications/experience in a similar role.

Closing Date: Thursday 7th September 2017
Interview Date: Friday 22nd September 2017

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Technician: Computer Aided Design

£16,371 to £18,962 per annum

0.6 FTE – 22.2 hours per week

To maintain our commitment to a high-quality student experience at Norwich University of the Arts, we are seeking to recruit a Technician to join the Media Technical Team. The specialist resources to support architecture and CAD are located in a restored, RIBA award-winning, Grade II listed building. The resources include an architectural model making room, networked computer workshops, large format scanning, laser cutting, large format inkjet printing and laser printing.

The successful candidate will be a skilled Technician with proven professional experience in their specialist creative discipline from working in either a Higher Education or a commercial environment. The successful appointee, alongside expert-level practical skills, including model making, will demonstrate expertise in working with a wide range of professional hardware and software for CAD, 3D digital, laser cutting and large format inkjet printing. The post holder will demonstrate high levels of skill for fabrication, capturing, processing, content management and output to the relevant professional quality.

A proven professional understanding of studying architecture at undergraduate level together with experience of planning, preparing and delivering technical inductions to students are key requirements of the role. The post holder will join a team operating busy workshop environments, sharing responsibility for the associated Health and Safety regulations, manual handling procedures and COSHH regulations.

The University welcomes applications from candidates who are excellent team players who wish to join the growing team of academic and technical staff working across the undergraduate and postgraduate art and design provision at NUA.

Closing Date: Thursday 24th August 2017
Interview Date: Friday 8th September 2017

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Technician: Fashion 0.6 FTE

£16,116 to £18,667 per annum

28 hours per week for 36 weeks per year - Mon to Thurs 1.00 pm to 9.00pm

In support of our continuing commitment to a high-quality student experience, we are seeking to recruit a member of technical support staff to join our successful fashion team. The Fashion Studios provide extensive specialist resources to support the creation and realisation of student work from the BA (Hons) and MA Fashion courses; the studios include professional sewing machines, overlockers, buttonholers, pressing equipment, high-quality mannequins and pattern cutting facilities. Reflecting and extending fashion industry trends, NUA’s course and workshop resources embrace emerging technologies and practices including relevant hardware and software.

The successful candidate will be a skilled, committed and dynamic Fashion Technician with proven professional experience of high-quality garment design, construction and manufacture in commercial or Higher Education environments. The person appointed will have an in-depth understanding of the rigorous requirements of studying fashion at undergraduate and post graduate levels with professional standard garment construction and creative pattern-cutting skills.

Experience and knowledge of maintaining equipment, organising and managing machinery and stock will be an advantage.

Application packs and further details for the above posts are available at www.nua.ac.uk/jobs email jobs@nua.ac.uk or telephone 01603 756243

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Closing Date: Friday 25th August 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday 12th September 2017

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Graduate Academic Assistants

£11.85 per hour

Various

We are excited to be recruiting for new Graduate Academic Assistants for the 2017/18 academic year on the following BA Hons courses:

- Animation

- Architecture

- Fashion Communication and Promotion

- Film and Moving Image Production

- Fine Art

- Games Art and Design

- Illustration

- Photography

The Graduate Academic Assistant is a developmental role for a postgraduate student wishing to gain experience of working in a Higher Education environment with the emphasis on enhancing the student experience.

Working under the supervision of the Associate Dean: Head of Taught Postgraduate Awards and the relevant BA Course Leader, the post-holder will benefit from developmental support including academic mentoring and appraisal.

You will be a strong team player with excellent organisational and communication skills. You will demonstrate an ability to inspire and engage students at undergraduate level in accordance with the approved course syllabus, and to assist with other academic duties as required.

If you want the opportunity to become part of our academic team and feel you meet the person specification we would love to hear from you.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have a good BA (hons) degree in the relevant area of expertise and hold a current offer from NUA for postgraduate study at MA or MPhil / PhD level.

Please read the job descriptions for specific details for each position, and clearly mark on your application form which position you are applying for.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Closing Date: Monday 21st August 2017
Interview Date: Monday 11th September 2017

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