Course Leader in Service Design

Vacancy ID: 8420
Main Location: LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Hours: 37
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £47,120 - £56,771 per annum
Closing date: August 22, 2022 4:00 pm

The role

You will be responsible for leading and managing the MA Service Design in terms of curriculum development, teaching & learning, assessment and on-going research, knowledge exchange and scholarship in Service Design. 

This course is part of the Interaction Design & Visual Communication programme within the Design School at London College of Communication. You will work collaboratively within the programme and lead the course team, deploying specialist expertise to develop inclusive pedagogy and the curriculum in critical and inventive directions.  

You will academically lead and manage the course, including the maintenance and enhancement of standards and responsibility for the design, development and delivery of the curriculum. You will manage all areas of learning, teaching and assessment.

You will facilitate a collaborative working environment with your team and your students, co-designing and developing curriculum that situates user experience design within human and post-human centred debates and critical practice. You will engage with and contribute to Design school and college level activities for example relating to socially and ecologically responsible design.

Further information should be viewed on the course pages before application

Why choose us?

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022.

Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

Your Profile

You will have previous experience of teaching in Higher Education or comparable context, and in delivering a high quality student experience, as well as experience of academic leadership and management of courses, and curriculum development. You engage students through a combination of innovative pedagogy, knowledge exchange and/or research. You will have or should be willing to attain, with UAL’s support, a relevant teaching qualification or recognition.

An MA or equivalent relevant industry experience in fields associated with service design or closely related disciplines is essential. You will have a strong commitment to the advancement and expansion of your field, and a strong commitment to responsible design practices and applying these in academic or professional context. You will be motivated to effectively manage and lead the course team, working closely with your team and actively leading on the course’s aims and vision.

You should be a specialist practitioner and/or researcher who is keen to use your academic and/or industry-based experience to develop the vision of the course and support the development of student work on the course. You should have a strong understanding of the contemporary context of service design in an academic and/or professional setting, and be engaged in relevant networks and communities of practice within this and/or related fields.

If you have any general queries, you may contact Lesley Wilkins, Staffing Administrator, or telephone: 020 7514 7985

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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