Senior Lecturer/ass. Prof: 3-d Visual Arts

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Senior Lecturer/ass. Prof: 3-d Visual Arts











CORE PURPOSE OF JOB



To facilitate learning and teaching in the undergraduate and postgraduate field of visual art, as well as research supervision of postgraduates with specific focus on 3-D studies/sculpture theory and practice.




























KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS




  • Facilitate the learning processes in the Department
  • Conduct research and contribute to creative outputs
  • Perform assessments, curriculum development and administration
  • Support postgraduate research and supervision  in the Visual Arts programme
  • Develop and maintain national engagement/research/creative outputs profile.


CORE COMPETENCIES

 


  • Expert knowledge of contemporary visual arts practice, international, African, and South African. 
  • Expert knowledge of contemporary visual art theory and art history, with particular emphasis on contemporary South African art practice within the context of the global art hegemony
  • The ability to contribute substantively to the transformation/Africanisation /decolonization of visual arts curricula.
  • Expert knowledge of the theory and practice of traditional modelling and casting techniques (e.g.
    lost wax, carving), 3-D modelling technology (e.g.
    3-D printing), cold-casting (e.g.
    resin, cement fondue), conceptualisation techniques and trans-disciplinary practices.
  • Significant experience of techniques, processes, technologies and production as it pertains to contemporary practices in the discipline.
  • Expert knowledge of visual art theory and research, but specifically as it pertains to 3-D studies
  • Ability to develop and innovate course content so as to keep programmes relevant and current
  • Experience of a variety of teaching and learning methodologies at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Proven competencies in the functions pertinent to the managing, stocking and maintenance of a large studio environment and its machinery, especially foundry management.
  • Computer literacies commensurate with the requirements of all forms of lecture delivery, academic administration and the studio and student management.
  • A record of successful supervision of postgraduate/master’s students
  • Demonstrate evidence of an ongoing contribution to knowledge creation in the discipline through a current exhibition track record (curatorship and/or practice in visual arts), and/or proof of publication outputs in national and international DHET accredited journals
  • Demonstrate evidence of ongoing creative practice and national engagement.
  • Establish engagement practice and networks through liaison with professionals, peers and the creative arts industry.
  • Experience of initiating and contributing to community engagement and community engagement programmes in visual arts

 

REQUIREMENTS


 

In order to be considered for appointment to this post, candidates should have a minimum qualification of a relevant master’s degree or PhD in the Visual Arts (Fine Art or equivalent) or be registered for a PhD with a research focus that has relevance to the Visual/Creative Arts.
 Evidence of research supervision at Master’s level is requisite.
A minimum of ten years teaching practice is expected.