Senior Lecturer Course Development MA Art and Social Justice


Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges
School of Fine Art
CCW - Millbank, London UK
Grade 6
£48,534 - £58,474 pro rata, pa

Fixed Term - 6 months

Part time - 14.8 hours per week

15 December 2022 23:55

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to lead in the research and development of a new MA Art and Social Justice course at Chelsea College of Arts. This course aims to have a decolonised curriculum focused on subject theory and non-material interdisciplinary practices (such as, but not limited to, publishing, digital media, socially engaged practices), and employ UAL Libraries and Research networks as key resources.

Working with UAL Libraries and Research networks, the Art Programme Director, Dean of Art, Quality Offices, and other UAL Offices as appropriate, the post-holder will deploy specialist subject area and HEI Quality expertise to develop an internationally ambitious course that is innovative, and critically and societally relevant.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Programme Director in undertaking the research and writing of the MA Art and Social Justice VSC and related documents. They will participate fully in the Validation process, and have opportunity to implement their own vision within UAL’s academic standards of excellence. The post-holder will also be responsible for aspects of the student recruitment process and teaching within the Fine Art Programme at Chelsea.

The planned MA Art and Social Justice is a key development in the expansion of the Art Programme, to alongside the established MA Fine Art and MA Curating and Collections in Chelsea’s postgraduate offer. The role offers a unique opportunity for a candidate who is committed to developing an innovative creative curriculum in this new area of the Art Programme’s portfolio, and who is keen to promote inclusion and cultural diversity for graduates looking to develop a deep understanding of Art and Social Justice practices.

About you

Your professional experience in the contemporary art and/or academic fields will demonstrate a track record of being innovative in your specialist area. Your professional and/or academic practice experience will demonstrate your non-material art subject area expertise in areas such as (but not limited to) artists’ publishing, digital arts, and/or socially engaged practices. Your research/practice will engage deeply with the values, theory and practise of Social Justice advocacy in areas of Planetary Health, Wealth, and/or Community.

You will be familiar with HEI Quality policies and protocols, and have a clear vision for designing a dynamic postgraduate curriculum that promotes inclusivity, diversity, and decolonised pedagogical practices. You’ll have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Your proven experience evidencing your attention to detail, ability to research and prepare substantial documents, manage projects with complex and lengthy processes, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively within a team is essential.

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.

Scheduled interview date: 26th January 2023.

For any questions about the role, contact Patricia Ellis, Programme Director for Fine Art Chelsea  or 07940350065.

Any questions about the application process or if you require reasonable adjustments for your application, contact Adrienne Marsh, Resourcing Advisor at or on 020 7514 9646.


What we offer


We are UAL

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 offers generous leave, an attractive salary and pension plus a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity, and diversity.

Our culture


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