Hourly Paid Lecturer - Art Law
Kingston School of Art is seeking an experienced Art Law lecturer to lead the module Art Law on our MA Art Market and Appraisal. The role includes module leadership, content delivery and the design and grading of relevant assignments.
The content of the module explains principles of law that affect the work of the professional working within the field of auctioneering, appraisal, acquisition, sale and management of fine art and cultural property. It explains key areas of art law to lay students, focusing on themes pertaining to the art world such as contract law, copyright, international treaties and recent changes in law as applicable to the art world.
The lecturer should be able to communicate about case law especially in ways that are easy to understand and introduce students to recent and relevant case studies from the art world. The person should be able to introduce students to elements of debate, negotiation and dispute management through practical exercises.
MA Art Market and Appraisal is a well-established postgraduate course, situated within a vibrant community of degrees in the Creative and Cultural industries Department within the School of Critical Studies & Creative Industries.
The successful candidate will have a high-level qualification in law, ideally with a specialisation in the international art markets and art business and/or extensive experience working in the commercial art world. A proven track record in lecturing art law within higher education context or equivalent is highly desirable. As situated in an art school, we welcome a student-focused approach to education. Knowledge of current developments in the UK and wider art markets is to be desired. Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a cooperative team are essential for this position.
You will have a relevant postgraduate qualification, and experience of teaching in Higher Education. Due to the challenges of teaching in the context of Covid-19, experience in online teaching would be a bonus.
Kingston School of Art (KSA) has a strong heritage. Since its origins in the late nineteenth century KSA established an exceptional reputation, becoming one of the UK’s leading Faculties of art, architecture and design. KSA is now a comprehensive provider of art, design, architecture, humanities, and performing arts education and research. KSA’s strength is reflected by the influence of its globally distributed and celebrated alumni, its subject rankings, research performance, industry and student awards, and the leading brands and institutions that have chosen to work it.
KSA combines a dedication to creative risk-taking, innovation and experimentation with a commitment to working with its numerous local, national and global partners and collaborators to lead and shape the future of the creative and cultural industries. The Faculty attracts high quality teachers and researchers and boasts impressive technical resources. As a Faculty within a university that also embraces the areas of health, business, science, engineering and the social sciences, it combines the benefits of having its own arts and humanities identity with an ability to be at the forefront of exciting cross-disciplinary developments.
In the top five per cent of the world for art and design education, and very highly ranked for Journalism, English and Philosophy, KSA is on an exciting journey. The University is currently completing a strategic plan to take the institution through the next three years and beyond, and in line with this at KSA we are actively planning for future success.
Standard Kingston rates of pay apply and currently start at: £20.39 (including London Weighting, not including holiday pay) for both teaching and non-teaching hours. One lecturing hour includes preparation, delivery, follow up and related administration and attracts a multiplier of 2.25 increasing the hourly rate to £45.88. Non-teaching hours include tutorials, meetings, induction and invigilation.
Hourly Paid Lecturers are not expected to exceed an average of eight hours per week, over the duration of their contract.
This is a fractional appointment for 12 months.
Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 27 August 2020.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jonathan Gander, Head of Department of Creative & Cultural Industries.
Dr Gander is also happy to be contacted on 07989 503360 for any informal enquiries.
Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
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