Senior Lecturer – Year Leader BA Product and Furniture Design

Vacancy ID: 8302
Main Location: CCW - Millbank, London UK
Hours: 29.6
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £47,120 to £56,771 pa pro rata
Closing date: July 14, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

As a Year Leader for BA Product and Furniture Design, you will assume responsibility for the academic leadership and management of the year/level working alongside the Course Leader. You will take responsibility for the co-design, co-development, and co-delivery of the year’s curriculum.

The role requires that you preside over the day-to-day management of the year/level including all areas of learning, teaching and assessment of students as well as resource allocation whilst observing and implementing the policies and procedures of the University and the College. The successful applicant will play a key role in the recruitment and ongoing development of this course.

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.

Chelsea College of Arts is a prestigious establishment with a track record of teaching and nurturing impressive talent. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

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. Relocation assistance is available.

Your Profile

A postgraduate and /or undergraduate qualification appropriate to the subject area of Product and Furniture Design, experience of course administration, pedagogic innovation, assessment processes and procedures are essential for the role. You will have a broad approach to Product and Furniture design education, experience of working in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary practices and a specialism in one or more of the following: Inclusive and social design, sustainability, circular design, analogue and digital practices, emerging technologies, critical practice, biomaterials, biomimicry, design for health and wellbeing, one-off, batch and at-scale production, design anthropology. Your role will complement the current course team and include supporting live project development.

To inspire students and staff alike, you must be a leading practitioner in your field and always up to date with the latest developments in the industry. You will maintain strong links with design practitioners from a wide range of professions, subjects and disciplines and build collaborative links with a range of institutions and employers. You will have confidence in managing large groups and communicating in a range of learning environments, including teaching via online platforms, on site large and small studio spaces, lecture theatre and seminar spaces.

Please note the selection process will take place in early September 2022.

If you have any queries about this role that are not covered in the available documentation, please contact: Adrienne Marsh, Resourcing Adviser email: or phone 0207 514 9646.

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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