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Lecturer in MA Graphic Communication Design

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Vacancy Id: 9835

College / Service: Central Saint Martins

Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK

Salary: £41,454 - £49,534 per annum (pro rata)


Hours: Part time

Apply by: 4 July 2023 at 23:55


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The opportunity

MA Graphic Communication Design is recruiting a Lecturer to work in collaboration with the Course Leader to develop and deliver curriculum across both years of the course, including a newly re-approved curriculum that will be delivered to incoming first-year students.

MA Graphic Communication Design explores how the production of knowledge is intertwined with its form, context, and circulation. Through iterative and open-ended experimentation with visual media and tools of communication, students develop work that investigates existing knowledge, activates positions, and projects new forms of knowledge—within and beyond the discipline.

MA Graphic Communication Design is part of the Graphic Communication Design Programme, which also includes BA Graphic Communication Design. You can view examples of recent student work and find out more about the course and the programme here:

MA Graphic Communication Design – UAL Graduate Showcase

Please click the following link for the Course website: https://www.arts.ac.uk/subjects/communication-and-graphic-design/postgraduate/ma-graphic-communication-design-csm

Youtube – Defining Graphic Communication Design

The Lecturers will work alongside the Course Leader to:

•            support students in the development of independent, open-ended, and rigorous research practices;

•            support the development of critical and mature engagement in studio practice through attention to form and production;

•            help students contextualise their practice within the discipline and in broader discourses;

•            broaden the range of perspectives represented within the course through development of the reading list, course lecture series, and other curricular activities; and

•            provide pastoral support to students.

Many of these goals will be supported through a range of specific course projects, such as a lecture or workshop series, publication project, or curricular development project. The Lecturers will be asked to manage the resources, materials, and cooperative relationships relevant to these projects, either in collaboration with or as delegated by the Course Leader.

The Lecturers will also act as tutorial group leaders for the course (alongside Associate Lecturers). Each tutor takes primary responsibility for a small group of students, leading weekly tutorial sessions and guiding students’ development through the course curriculum.

This role offers the potential for meaningful development across many areas of academic practice.

About you

Before completing an application form, candidates should please download the candidate information pack and the job description/person specification for the role and read the full list of requirements and selection criteria before applying as this will be the criteria on which your application will be assessed.

Requirements of the role:

  • Undergraduate degree in graphic communication design or associated subject.
  • Higher degree (e.g. MA) in graphic communication design or associated subject, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of teaching and assessment in a higher education environment (permanent, fractional, or hourly paid contract). 
  • Applies an inquiring, innovative, and reflexive approach to teaching and subject positioning.
  • Considers equality, diversity, and inclusivity in all aspects of teaching and assessment.
  • Shows commitment to understanding the range of students’ experiences within a course.
  • Collaborates and works effectively and respectfully within teams, across different professional groups, and with a wide range of people.
  • Evidence of research, knowledge exchange, and/or professional practice that contributes to the advancement of graphic communication design activity and is relevant to the goals of the Programme, College, and University. 
  • Teaching qualification (PG Cert or equivalent) (Desirable).  

How to apply:

Interested candidates must provide a CV (in PDF format) as well as a portfolio of relevant practice examples (PDF or links).

Your CV should list your recent educational and professional experience (including dates, roles and institutions/ organisations).

An online Q&A session will take place on Monday, 26 June 2023 from 16:00pm–17:00pm (London, UK). Please click on this following link if you are interested in joining the session: Click here to join the meeting

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for to an online interview and asked to lead a micro-teaching session with a small group of current students or recent graduates of the course. Interviews and micro-teaching sessions are provisionally scheduled to take place the week of July 10 2023.

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.

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

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please email the CSM Resourcing Team on: jobenquiries@csm.arts.ac.uk.

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University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is home to a diverse body of over 6,000 academic, professional and technical staff who support more than 21,000 students from 130 countries.

The University is made up of 6 renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts. UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

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Vacancy Id: 9835

College / Service: Central Saint Martins

Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK

Salary: £41,454 - £49,534 per annum (pro rata)


Hours: Part time

Apply by: 4 July 2023 at 23:55


Please read through our FAQs page before applying

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