Job Vacancy | Head of School of Visual Culture, NCAD

Deadline: 16 January

The National College of Art and Design, Dublin is Ireland’s leading provider of art and design education. It is ranked the 40th Art and Design College in the world as measured by academic reputation by QS. NCAD is based on the site of the Powers Whiskey Distillery in the heart of the Liberties in Dublin’s city centre. It has a community of 1,500 undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time students engaged in a wide range of study and research across the disciplines of Design, Education, Fine Art and Visual Culture.

The School of Visual Culture occupies a central role within NCAD and engages with every student in the College. The School delivers a suite of visual culture programmes at BA, MA and PhD level, and supports the studio degree curriculum across all of the College (Schools of Design, Education & Fine Art).

The School also delivers a dedicated undergraduate degree – a BA (Hons) Visual Culture – that is actively engaged with the national creative arts sector and with its immediate context, a university-level art and design college. The School delivers two long established and acclaimed Masters level programmes, the MA Art in the Contemporary World and the MA Design History & Material Culture. The School has an internationally engaged, research active staff, and supervises and co-supervises with studio colleagues the largest group of PhD candidates within the NCAD community. The School of Visual Culture also has strong collaborative relationships with key national cultural institutions such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and the National Museum of Ireland (NMI).

This post is an operational and strategic leadership role, driving the development of the School and playing a lead role in wider processes of change and development within the College as it strives to meet the challenges of new practice and a new education landscape.

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