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									College of Arts Centre for Fine Arts, Music & Theatre

Position Description (PD)
Lecturer in Painting October 2009

Our Vision
Since its founding the University of Canterbury and its people have made a difference locally and globally. Proud of the past, we now look to the future with fresh vision that blends the best of Canterbury tradition with the innovation necessary for success in a changing world. People are crucial to this process – people who are prepared to make a difference. We will make a difference by the diligence we bring to our studies; the passion and rigour we bring to our teaching and research; the inclusiveness and transparency we bring to our decision making; the pride we bring to our administrative tasks; the dedication we bring to service; and the courtesy, collegiality and respect we bring to our interactions. We will make a difference to our city, region and nation by the quality of our graduates; the relevance and excellence of our research; the inspiration of our creative arts; the positive impact of our collaboration with others; the strength of our bonds with community, business, industry, and government and the leadership we show in Treaty, equity and environmental issues. We will make a difference internationally by enhancing the Canterbury tradition of world-class research and scholarship; working with selected overseas institutions; providing a welcoming destination for international students, and sending out well-equipped graduates who are prepared to make their mark on the world stage.

College of Arts
The College of Arts is academically vibrant and culturally diverse, comprising the Schools of Humanities; Languages, Cultures and Linguistics; Maori and Indigenous Studies; Social and Political Sciences and Social Work and Human Services and the Centre for Fine Arts Music and Theatre. The College has a very broad research base including eight research centres. With more than 330 staff members and approximately 5,500 students (including 564 post graduate students) the College offers a wide range of undergraduate and post graduate degrees, diplomas and certificates. We provide students with quality research-driven teaching that embraces new thinking, emerging technology and is committed to breaking new ground in humanities, social sciences, creative arts with professional qualifications in social work and journalism. Exciting new developments such as the Platform festival, internship programme and plans for a new National Conservatorium of Music are enhancing our already strong links with the community and arts industries.

School of Fine Arts
The School of Fine Arts was established in 1882 as the Canterbury College School of Art. It is the longest established art school in New Zealand and one of the oldest in the English speaking world. The School of Fine Arts has a substantial reputation both in New Zealand and internationally, for education of students, as well as for the professional profiles of the graduates within this school. The school offers practical

studies in sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, film and design, with students also having access to the full range of courses and other resources offered in the University.

Role, Purpose and Scope
The purpose of the role of Lecturer in Painting is to undertake high quality research, teaching and other services for the Centre for Fine Arts, Music and Theatre.

Key Relationships
Reporting Relationships
Responsible to: Reports to: Pro-Vice-Chancellor Director of Centre of Fine Arts, Music and Theatre

Functional Relationships
The Lecturer in Painting will develop and maintain excellent relationships with the following colleagues, customers and clients: Internal:

 Students; Programme Coordinator; programme/school and college academic, administrative, and support staff; research office; committee representatives  School clients; Appropriate professional bodies; research collaborators; research and teaching institutes; funding agencies


Salary Range
The full-time equivalent (1 FTE) salary range for Lecturer

Human Resources
No formal responsibility for staff.

Financial – Budgetary and Expenditure Limits
Budget Expenditure  No authority to commit to expenditure.

Purchase Orders  No authority to approve or issue purchase orders.

Purchase Card (P-Card)  No authority to use a Purchase Card (P-Card)

Correspondence  Authority to sign external correspondence

Key Result Areas
1. Research / Scholarship / Creative Work
Outcome: New ideas and concepts are investigated in an appropriate manner and generated, to add value to own area of academic expertise. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Develop a research/creative profile and build research/arts networks. Establish a research/creative agenda and seek external funding. Balance research needs with teaching demands. Maintain awareness of current developments in own area of expertise. Deliver results through original publications in good quality journals and papers in conference proceedings, or other appropriate media and deliver results through original art work exhibited nationally and internationally. Collaborate with other appropriate researchers/artists, local, national and international Assist postgraduate students with research/creative development. Where possible, assist students to seek internal and external funding to support them through their research/creative projects. Facilitate publication of research/creative students work in high quality journals and facilitate exhibition of research/creative students work in high profile galleries. Contribute to the School’s support network through co-supervision and membership of research committees

Key responsibilities include:

6. 7.



2. Teaching
Outcome: To create a stimulating and supportive learning environment in which students can absorb relevant knowledge, learn applied skills and realise their academic potential. 1. 2. Design and develop effective and relevant curriculum and courses. Prepare and deliver studio-based teaching, lectures and tutorials at all levels that stimulate interest in subject matter, in areas negotiated with the Director of the Centre. In particular, prepare and deliver teaching for first year drawing and painting. This can include contributing to teaching in support of other Schools where appropriate. Contribute to the development of existing and emerging courses Engage students through the creation of stimulating learning environments. Set and mark student assessments and provide effective feedback. Be available to students for discussion, academic / career advice and support, as relevant.

Key responsibilities include:

3. 4. 5. 6.


Supervise and mentor postgraduate students throughout their research.

3. University/Professional Service
Outcome: Key responsibilities include: To display commitment and provide contribution to the wellbeing of the Programme, Centre, the University and the wider professional environment. 1. 2. 3. Contribute to programme/school administration as required. Serve on relevant committees / boards, as appropriate. Contribute to Arts outreach and university recruitment


4. 5. 6.

Serve as a representative at University and community events Display commitment to professional community. Contribute to the University’s image as a good place to work and study through the provision of high quality, professional services and showing courtesy and respect in interactions. Demonstrate an honest respect for and appreciation of biculturalism and diversity by supporting fair treatment and equal opportunities for all. Contribute to the sustainability efforts of the University through the responsible use of resources and equipment

7. 8.

4. Professional Development
Outcome: Key responsibilities include: Expertise and qualifications are maintained by participating in ongoing professional development activities. 1. Demonstrate commitment to own professional development, take advantage of learning opportunities and engage fully in the PD&R process;

5. Health and Safety
Outcome: Key responsibilities include: A safe and healthy working and learning environment is maintained at all times. 1. 2. 3. Comply with Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations. Observe all University of Canterbury safe work policies, procedures and instructions. Take responsibility for your own health and safety and ensure no action or inaction on your own part causes harm to yourself or others in the workplace.


Projects or Other Duties
Other duties which may reasonably be required by the Centre Director are carried out from time to time in the course of the University’s business and which fit the role’s purpose as stated, and for which the position holder is qualified or has received adequate training or instruction.


Career Planning – Professional Goals and Objectives
The University has a Professional Development and Review (PD&R) process which is undertaken annually. During this process, academic staff members meet with their Heads of School/Director of Centre (or nominees) to discuss and agree short and long term professional and personal goals and objectives. Objectives are linked to this position description and the School and College goals and objectives. The PD&R Process provides a formal opportunity for academic staff to develop an overall perspective on their career progression and gain clarity about their professional development. This overview can serve as a valuable basis for reflection, self-assessment and future planning. Full definitions of these behaviours are on the HR intranet:


Working Environment and Physical Demands
The University aims to ensure that it has a workplace which is safe, and that no person is placed in an environment or given tasks which will result in physical or mental harm. The list below provides an indication of the type of environment and potential hazards that may be encountered in this role. Candidates short-listed for an interview for this role will be required to complete a pre-placement medical examination, to assess the impact the tasks of the role may have on any pre-existing injury or medical condition. A satisfactory report will be a condition of employment. Check the appropriate box that describes the environment of this job:  Office environment �� Animal facility  Art studio environment �� Mechanical facilities �� Outdoors environment �� Clinical environment

Check the appropriate box(es) that best describe(s) the potential hazards encountered in this job: Physical  Hand and portable tools �� Mechanical handling �� Stacking and storage �� Transportation (fork lift etc) Biological �� Insects �� Bacteria �� Animals (e.g. Rats) Temperature �� Extremes of heat or cold �� Hot substances / products �� Fire hazard Physiological (Factors that may contribute to stress and / or fatigue) Chemical  Periods of significantly increased intensity or duration of workload �� Organisational demands of work (e.g. 24 hour availability) �� Tight deadlines �� Other (Specify) �� Shift work

�� Confined space / working at heights �� Ventilation

 Chemicals and other substances �� Mist �� Dust �� Dangerous Goods (explosives etc)

�� Working at heights in walkways and aisles  Equipment guards in workshop �� Energy isolation �� Noise Lighting �� Lighting levels

Vibrations �� Vibrating platforms

Emergency Response �� Responsible for items to be secured - earthquake �� Evacuation routes

Ergonomic  Manual handling �� Work station design �� Work station set-up

Power Systems �� Electrical �� Pneumatic �� Hydraulic

Radiation �� Ionising radiation �� Non – ionising radiation �� Infra –red, ultraviolet �� Microwave

Check the appropriate boxes that best describe the essential physical requirements of this job:  Sedentary – sitting �� Pulling �� Crouching  Talking �� Stooping �� Kneeling  Typing �� Reaching  Lifting / manual handling  Grasping �� Crawling  Hearing


 Standing �� Walking �� Climbing

 Repetitive hand motions (at times) �� Pushing

 Sitting �� Driving

�� Other – please record: physical movement for practical art making

Check the appropriate box that best describes the visual requirements of this job: �� Close vision �� Distance vision  Colour vision (ability to identify and distinguish colours)  Ability to focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus) �� No special vision requirements Once a successful applicant has been appointed, the University will outline in greater detail the health and safety considerations relevant to this role.

We agreed that this Position Description accurately reflects the key responsibilities of the position of Lecturer in Painting at today’s date. Manager’s Signature: Manager’s Name: Employee’s Signature: Employee’s Name: Date: Date:

This Position Description will be reviewed at least once a year during the course of Professional Development and Review (PD&R) Meetings. Any changes which need to be made will be signed off by the responsible Director / Senior Management Team (SMT) member, and the relevant Human Resources Advisor. Manager’s Signature: Manager’s Name: Employee’s Signature: Employee’s Name: (Insert Employee's full name) Date: Date:

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College of Arts Centre for Fine Arts, Music and Theatre

Person Specification
Lecturer in Painting

MFA or equivalent in a subject relevant to Painting. Position holders will be required to present their original qualifications to Human Resources on or before their first day of work in this position. In making application for this position, candidates authorise the University of Canterbury to contact the qualification awarding institution(s) to validate their qualification(s).

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
1. Professional expertise in painting with an active, current practice of producing creative work for public exhibitions at a high professional level 2. Demonstrated progress towards establishing a national and international profile as a painter and effective professional art networks to profile one’s own work, the work of one’s students and the school 3. Experience teaching at a tertiary level and demonstrated excellence in applying effective teaching methods in a studio-based painting practice at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level 4. Ability to teach with the materials and techniques of oil painting and to lead and support students to experiment and challenge their own ideas and methods 5. Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute to School administration and/or University service 6. Competence in Microsoft Office Suite and other discipline relevant software 7. Demonstrate an understanding of multicultural issues and display a commitment to principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

Full definitions of these behaviours are on the HR intranet:

Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others, and assuming responsibility for successful completion of tasks. Communicating with Impact: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. Continuous Learning: Actively identifying new areas for learning, seizing learning opportunities, and learning through the application of newly gained knowledge and skills.


Student Focus: Developing and sustaining productive student relationships and making their needs a primary focus of one’s actions. Inspiring others: Using interpersonal styles and methods that inspire and guide individuals toward higher levels of performance. Creativity: Trying different and novel ways to approach one’s academic discipline and associated opportunities. Contributing to Team Success: Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals. Collaboration: Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of research, teaching and academic objectives.


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