Senior Lecturer BA User Experience Design

Vacancy ID: 8479
Main Location: LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Hours: 22.2
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £47,120 - £56,771 per annum (pro rata £28,272 - £34,062.60 per annum)
Closing date: August 19, 2022 4:00 pm

The role

The Design School (LCC) seeks a senior lecturer in User Experience design, with a particular focus on supporting and leading the design research directions in experience design. The role also involves contributing to curriculum development in the domain of embodied and situated design practice, while working with the community of practice in questioning assumptions in user experience design. The senior lecturer will be experienced in leading and supporting the development of curricula and teaching at BA level on User Experience Design or related courses.

As a senior lecturer you are responsible for teaching, administration, assessment, curriculum development, and on-going scholarship within the discipline. You will work collaboratively within a course team, deploying specialist expertise to develop pedagogy and the curriculum in innovative and critical directions. You will make a significant contribution to the quality of learning and the support students receive in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully.

 You will also work with the Course Leaders, students and colleagues across the college in promoting and developing the subjects through conferences, public exhibitions and other contributions to research and knowledge exchange. You will develop partnerships and collaborations with industry and academic partners as well as bring your own research and/or practice to bear on the development of the subject and the course.

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 some 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 experience design or 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 working closely within team and the students and actively support the course leader to achieve 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 and challenge the discipline and support the development of student work on the course. You should have a strong understanding of the contemporary context of experience 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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