Senior Lecturer, Academic Practice

Vacancy ID: 8507
Main Location: UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Hours: 37
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £47,120.00 - £56,771 per annum
Closing date: September 2, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced academic to join UAL’s Academic Practice programme team. If you share our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment, and are excited by the prospect of working with the next generation of arts educators at UAL in a social justice-oriented Academic Practice programme, we would encourage you to apply.

As Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice, you will teach across a range of core units, supporting our UAL staff-participants to reflect on, enquire into and enhance their academic practices. The role requires that you lead several classes, taking responsibility for learning, teaching and assessment whilst observing and implementing the policies and procedures of the University and the Teaching, Learning and Employability Exchange. You will also lead on the design and delivery of new continuing professional development courses.

Programme information:

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. The Teaching, Learning and Employability Exchange supports teaching and learning enhancement at the University by working in close partnership with the colleges and offering professional development opportunities through a range of activities and courses.

Your Profile

We are looking for a motivated academic with experience of designing and running staff development, who is passionate about arts education and has completed a PgCert in Academic Practice (or equivalent teaching qualification).

You will see diversity as central to arts education professional practice and have experience of course administration, pedagogic innovation, and assessment processes. You are excited about the possibilities of teaching research methodology and methods as a conduit to practice enhancement and personal transformation.

You will take a dynamic and research-informed approach to the PgCert and MA in Academic Practice, integrating an inclusive approach throughout. You will work confidently and collaboratively with your fellow practitioners and educators, facilitating learning groups and communicating in a range of learning environments, including teaching via online platforms, and on site.

Applicants should have:

  • previous experience of designing and leading staff development initiatives
  • good awareness of HE teaching and learning in the creative arts
  • a postgraduate degree in a related subject area
  • a PgCert in higher education (or equivalent teaching qualification)
  • a PhD (or near completion)
  • Fellowship of the HEA.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.

Should you have any queries please contact Jaspreet Kaur, Resourcing Adviser via email on:

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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Academic Career Pathways

Our staff development programme can help you focus your skills and grow your academic career.

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Staff Diversity

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Staff Benefits

Our staff have access to a range of benefits, which recognise and reward their contributions