Head of the Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts - INTERNAL ONLY (COA212)

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The University of Lincoln wishes to appoint a dynamic new Head for its thriving School of Fine and Performing Arts.

Located in one of the country’s most beautiful small cities, the University an ambitious institution with one of the most exciting profiles in HE. The University’s new strategic plan, Thinking Ahead 2016-21, sets out our core mission as being to combine outstanding, high-impact research and professional practice with a superb student experience and the highest quality civic engagement. 

The Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts (LSFPA) includes undergraduate programmes in Drama, Dance, Fine Art, Music and Fashion and a suite of complementary Postgraduate programmes.

The School is a centre of creativity with a purpose-built arts venue, studios and gallery. It is home to a vibrant artistic community where students and staff work alongside one another to explore new synergies between fine and performing arts.

The School’s academics have considerable experience as practitioners and researchers in the arts. They develop and maintain excellent links with national and international arts agencies, galleries and performance venues.

The School hosts a regular programme of guest lectures, visiting artists’ projects, and workshops which cover a range of contemporary art and performance practices that range from curatorial thinking, live art, digital media and installation, through to practical aspects of performance such as movement, voice, improvisation and stage combat.

Academics conduct high-quality research at an international level, combining traditional scholarship with active professional practice. Research is grouped into a number of clusters, which include Contemporary Playwriting; Theatre, Consciousness and Asian Performance; The Body in Performance; and Contemporary Art Practice and Theory.

Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts forms one of 6 interdisciplinary schools within the College of Arts covering Architecture & Design, English & Journalism, Film & Media and History & Heritage. The College also houses the Centre for Culture and Creativity which draws together academics and practitioners from subject disciplines across the university and also provides a hub for a range of events and projects including our biennial Frequency Festival of Digital Cultures.

Interested applicants should email a covering letter and CV outlining how they feel they match the criteria as outlined in the role descriptor to jobs@lincoln.ac.uk

Closing Date: 27 Feb 2017
Category: Internal Only Vacancies

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