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Lecturer Art Law & Business (Business Component)

Christie’s Education was founded in 1978 and is owned by the Christie’s International Plc (Christie’s). It is the world’s leading in-house higher education institution. We have campuses in New York and London. In London our degrees are awarded through the Open University. Christie’s Education was the first institution to combine art, law and business into a single degree programme, launched in 2013. The MSc in Art, Law and Business is a 15-month, full-time, cross-disciplinary postgraduate programme which equips students with an advanced understanding of the international art markets. 

We now have an opportunity for a qualified expert in Art Business to join our London team and collaborate with the Programme Director, Art, Law and Business to deliver high quality lectures and seminars, to provide tutoring and marking, and assist in examinations and administering the programme. Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a cooperative team are essential for this position.

The successful candidate will have a high-level qualification (MA/MSc/PhD) in Business with a specialisation in art business and/or extensive experience working in the commercial art world.

Part time – 21 hours per week - 0.6 FTE
This role may have the potential to develop into a full-time post.

For informal inquiries, contact Giovanni Gasparini, Programme Director, Art, Law and Business, ggasparini@christies.edu

Introduction

Christie’s Education (CE) is validated regionally by the Open University to provide opportunities for Master’s level programmes. It also provides continuing education opportunities on location and online.
The purpose of this role is to undertake lecturing, teaching and tutorial responsibilities on the Business component of the Art, Law, and Business MSc Programme as part of a team reporting overall to the Director of Studies.  

Key Responsibilities 

Planning and Teaching 
Contribute to the planning and development of the Business components of the Programme
In coordination with the Programme Director, prepare lectures, seminars, study visits and teaching materials in line with the aims and objectives of the Programme

Teach (lectures, seminars, study visits) classes as planned and approved by the Programme Director
Take responsibility for specific tutorial groups as agreed with the Programme Director and provide support and advice to students on academic, personal and career matters.
 
Supervision and assessment 

Supervise, assess and grade student work, including research topics, giving appropriate feedback 
Monitor and grade exams and attend examination boards if required
Support students to improve performance in written work and oral presentation
Collaborate with faculty and administration to provide pastoral care and support to students

Academic profile
Maintain currency of expertise in areas taught 
Participate in academic conferences and other events 
Contribute to the programme of lectures and activities for the wider Alumni community of CE
Engage with Christie’s Core Business when required and as requested

Team work
Support the smooth running of all courses through collaboration and teamwork with all staff
Attend and contribute to staff meetings and committees as required
Support recruitment activities as requested, and interview students as appropriate.

Key Performance Indicators 

High quality learning experience for the Student
Excellent record of student academic progression and high levels of attainment
Strong employment outcomes for graduates across the art world, both institutional and commercial
Excellent academic reputation of faculty and peer recognition in the academic world
Strong and viable application pipeline
Commitment to research and development through publication and other activities 
Professional standards of presentation, communication and behaviours as befits an employee of CE and the Christie’s group
Strong teamwork ethic
Ability to communicate subject across audiences with varying levels of expertise.

Skills and Experience 
PhD or equivalent internationally recognised record of achievement in a relevant discipline
Experience of teaching and ability to demonstrate a high degree of engagement, especially in lecturing
Record of publication and commitment to future research, as appropriate to the discipline
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Organisational skills including planning and course documentation
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel & PowerPoint 
Knowledge of student learning and administration systems
Experience and knowledge of digital learning techniques, use of social media platforms in teaching, advanced presentation techniques.

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