Lecturer in Creative Arts and Health
University of Tasmania School of Creative Arts and Media
Australia

Lecturer Creative Arts and Health

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Academic - Teaching & Research

Lecturer Creative Arts and Health

  • Contribute to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities in the School of Creative Arts and Media.
  • Ongoing position based in Hobart

Your new role

The School of Creative Arts and Media is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Creative Arts and Health. In this role, you will be part of a team that coordinates and delivers online teaching in the Diploma of Creative Arts and Health. The Diploma of Creative Arts and Health offers a unique interdisciplinary program that explores the application of creative arts towards wellbeing while developing an understanding of the effects of the arts on the brain and body in the social and cultural context. The Diploma comprises eight units (100 credit points) studied online and focuses on how creative arts can be used to promote better health and wellbeing outcomes in a range of community and healthcare settings.

A key component of this role will be to contribute to the strategic research, impact, and engagement agendas of the School, College and broader University especially in relation to creative arts and health and the care economy.  Working in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, the successful applicant will be expected to expand and build their network of organisations, professional bodies, and local community through their research or scholarship, teaching, and community engagement activity, particularly in the Tasmanian context.    A priority is the School’s impact on the artistic and cultural fabric of Tasmania, particularly through the potential for art to positively engage with social, environmental, and cultural challenges. Creative Arts and health and fostering wellbeing through the arts is an important strategic agenda.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The University recognises that achieving this vision is dependent on the people we employ as well as creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused. We work in a unique setting and actively partner with the communities in which we live, in support of a healthy, civil and sustainable society. We subscribe to the fundamental values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, and trust.  The position is located in the School of Creative Arts and Media within the College of Arts, Law, and Education.

What you’ll need to succeed

As an academic in Creative Arts and Health, you will be dynamic with knowledge and experience in the application of creative arts in health care settings that are informed by responsive practice and pedagogies. You will demonstrate strong online teaching skills, and experience in delivering creative art programs in health settings, and a strong research publication record. Creative arts are broadly defined to include music, theatrical performance, drama, and visual arts and you do not necessarily have to have expertise in all areas but should have a specialisation in at least one.

You will have a strong record of, and continuing commitment to independent research, showing evidence of individual initiative that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to creative arts and health, including success in securing external competitive and other funding.

In this role you will also highlight your contributions to curriculum development, online teaching and learning resource development, and reflective teaching practice as well as a good record of university-level teaching and learning coordination, to create an effective online learning environment. 

What’s on offer

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments, enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community.  This is a full-time ongoing opportunity, with excellent benefits. Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $136,519 comprising base salary within the range of $100,508 to $116,683 plus 17% superannuation. 

How to apply

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume, a cover letter outlining your motivation for the role and full responses to the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.

If you have any questions, please contact Associate Professor Meg Keating – Head of School, Creative Arts and Media meg.keating@utas.edu.au.   

Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION - Lecturer in Creative Arts and Health.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

Applications close Sunday 11:55pm 17 October 2021.

Advertised: 17 Sep 2021 Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: 17 Oct 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time


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