Job Description

This is a lecturing post in the CVA of the School of Arts. The post entails the scheduledlectures and supervision of students registered at the University of KwaZulu-Natal,Centre for Visual Art, Pietermaritzburg Campus, in the Fine Art modules of BA (VisualArts), BA (Media Studies) and BA (General Studies) and in postgraduateprogrammes. Current undergraduate teaching includes practice-led topics, themesand media of South African Visual Art specifically regarding contemporary 3-Dstudio productions and practices of Ceramics and 3-D Design.The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching and supervision atundergraduate and postgraduate levels, participate in curriculum developmentand programme administration, and to pursue practice-led research in Ceramicsand 3-D Design.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Senior Lecturer• A PhD (or equivalent) in the field of Fine Art/Visual Art.• Two years’ teaching experience at tertiary level in recognised creative workin the specialised 3-D Studio Ceramics media of Fine Art/Visual Art.• An appropriate record of publication or recognised creative work in thespecialised 3-D Studio Ceramics media of Fine Art/Visual Art• Evidence of administrative experience including Ceramics Studiomanagement.• Evidence of successful supervision of Masters Students.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Lecturer• A Master’s degree in Fine Art/Visual Art, and evidence of registering for a PhD(or equivalent) in one of these fields.• Evidence of successful teaching experience at tertiary level in recognisedcreative work in the specialised 3-D Studio Ceramics media of Fine Art/VisualArt.• Evidence of experience and knowledge of Ceramics Studio management.• Qualified to supervise at Honours level.• A publication or proof of acceptance of a publication in a scholarly journal ora chapter in book, or evidence of recognised creative workThe successful appointee must have an appropriate Master’s degree (Lecturer) orPhD (Senior Lecturer) or equivalent professional experience in the field of Fine Artstudio practices at tertiary level. The successful candidate must have aspecialisation in Studio Ceramics. S/he will be expected to teach in a range ofpractice-led undergraduate Studio Ceramics, a process which will require areasonable theoretical knowledge of the discipline as well as the capacity to teacha practical range of contemporary ceramic media including Raku, Earthenware,Porcelain, and Stoneware. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist inthe safe running of the Studios, and to maintain safety in ceramics processes, uses ofclay materials and glaze-chemicals, and firing kilns (electric and ga

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The candidate will also be expected to participate within anarea of community engagement.This appointment will be made in line with the University guidelines/benchmarkswhich are available on the University Vacancies website


Job Summary

  • Published on: Friday, 25th September 2020
  • industry: Finance
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: 0
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  • Application Deadline: Friday, 25th September 2020

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  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
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  • The College of Humanities, the largest of UKZN’s four Colleges, is the home of critical thinking, social commentary and robust intellectual debate. It is aptly referred to as “The Soul of the University.”A complex and strategic College, the Humanities comprises six diverse, yet complementary Schools which are located across three of UKZN’s five campuses: Edgewood – situated in Pinetown; Howard College – situated in Durban; and Pietermaritzburg.The College of Humanities is committed to the University’s vision of advancing African scholarship and actively contributes to the intellectual development of the region and the world through teaching and learning, research, development and community engagement. It represents a significant repository on the continent, playing a critical role in the enhancement and promotion of arts, culture, social sciences and education.The College boasts vibrant research, teaching and learning units, many of which are internationally recognised.

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