Part Time Lecturers

Arts University Plymouth

Job Description

Arts University Plymouth is looking to create a pool of part-time lecturers to plan, teach and assess its Art, Design and Media courses across its Pre-Degree (FE) and Higher Education (HE) provision, as required on an hourly-rate basis in a way that meets the needs of our students.  If you have excellent knowledge of Art, Design or Media, a flexible approach to your working patterns and have a passion for sharing and passing on your skills and experience then this may be the ideal post for you.


Dependent on the type of cover that may be needed, the contract type will either be variable/casual or Fixed-Term rolling contracts.

Job purpose

To provide part-time hourly teaching duties as detailed by line management and up-to-date knowledge, expertise and experience of creative practice and/or research in a specific specialist subject area, relevant to the suite of Pre Degree (FE) and HE courses at Arts University Plymouth.

It should be noted that the University is looking for a pool of candidates that may be called upon at short notice to cover particular areas of specialism within Art, Design and Media practises, these positions are not permanent and will be on an ‘as and when’ required basis.

This role is open to newly qualified or experienced Teacher/Lecturers within the industry or current staff that hold a proportional contract that would look to undertake additional hours.

The rate of pay will be £26.56 (FE) or £36.72 (HE) per hour. Hours would be claimed and paid via payroll.

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Required skills

Key Tasks and Responsibilities


Desirable Skills & Qualifications


Main responsibilities


Creativity doesn’t just happen in the studio, workshop, or darkroom. It’s a way of life. A lot has changed here since we started out over 160 years ago, but this simple equation of making and living still shapes our ethos.

Formerly known as Plymouth College of Art, we were awarded University title in May 2022 and will now be known as Arts University Plymouth.

A new kind of Arts University since 1856

We’re redefining what you can expect from a modern art university. We’re a small, incredibly busy, welcoming community. Innovative, creative and defiantly passionate about arts in all  forms. Our networks reach way beyond the campus and so will yours. We link education and industry, arts and the community, so you can form the connections that will support a life-long career.

We anticipate this role would be mostly campus-based with some home working possible. We could consider a more hybrid model for candidates with exceptional experience, however, some regular attendance will be vital to understand our brand, drive content creation for campaigns and work effectively with our staff across the university. Please note that expenses for travelling regularly to the university are not offered in addition to the advertised salary.

Arts University Plymouth has a strong commitment to the safeguarding & welfare of young people & vulnerable adults. A satisfactory DBS disclosure at Enhanced Level will be required from successful candidates as a condition of appointment.

We celebrate equality, diversity and difference, and welcome candidates from all communities.

Pension scheme

The university is able to offer membership of the Local Government and Teachers Pension Schemes. Both are contributory schemes; employees are required to make contributions from their pensionable pay; in addition, the university also makes contributions. You will automatically become a member of the scheme. If you do not wish to join the scheme you must opt out of the scheme after commencement.

Relocation expenses

Requests for reasonable relocation expenses may be considered for successful candidates in exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor.

Learning and teaching

The university operates an annual performance appraisal scheme which may highlight any training and development needs. Employees will have the opportunity to undertake any courses offered by the university or external events where they are relevant to the role and subject to the business needs and priorities of the university.

Employee Assistance Programme

All staff at AUP have access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme which is provided by an external company. This service is free for staff to use and is designed to help with personal and work-related problems, and is also available to family members of Arts University Plymouth staff. Advice is provided on a wide range of topics including emotional, health, family, consumer information, relationships, legal and financial. Counselling can also be arranged through the EAP.