Be a part of the Short Courses teaching pool – UAL Careers

Be a part of the Short Courses teaching pool

Flexible opportunities for tutors across a range of design disciplines

Exciting part time tutoring opportunities across our expanding programme of short courses

At University of the Arts London (UAL), we believe in the transformative power of art and design in society. Our commitment to excellence and innovation has positioned us at the forefront of creative education, offering unparalleled opportunities for students and educators alike. UAL Short Courses Ltd (UALSC) is a testament to this ethos, delivering engaging, high-quality art and design courses for a diverse range of students.

UAL Short Courses Ltd (UALSC), is one of the University’s wholly owned subsidiaries delivering non-accredited courses to members of the public, professional artists, designers, art and design students and prospective students. UALSC delivers courses to 18,000 learners annually.

As we continue to expand our course offering, we are seeking educators to teach in one of our award-winning buildings and join a community of experienced short course teachers. Online course delivery also forms a significant part of our offer, allowing us to reach global audiences.

Why be a part of the Short Courses teaching community: 

  • Global Excellence: 
    UAL is recognised globally for its contributions to art and design. Joining us means being part of an institution that sets the standard in creative education.
  • Empower the Next Generation: 
    Teach and inspire a diverse range of students, helping them unlock their creative potential and pave their way to success.
  • Creative Collaboration: 
    Work alongside leading professionals and passionate educators in a dynamic and supportive environment that celebrates innovation and diversity.
  • Professional Growth: 
    Enhance your career with valuable teaching experience, access to cutting-edge resources, and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Flexibility and Support: 
    Enjoy competitive remuneration, flexible teaching schedules, and comprehensive support, including training and development programmes designed to elevate your teaching practice.

What you will be doing

As a Tutor you will be entrusted with delivering high-quality learning experiences in various specialist art and design subjects, aiming to inspire and actively engage students within a nurturing and collaborative atmosphere. Working collaboratively with the UAL Short Courses Team, you will support the continual development and refinement of course content, providing enriching and educational experiences.

We are looking for

  • Passionate educators: 
    Individuals with a deep commitment to creative education and student success.
  • Skilled practitioners: 
    Professionals with up-to-date knowledge and experience in their specialist area, ready to share their expertise with eager learners.
  • Innovative thinkers: 
    Educators who employ innovative teaching approaches to enhance learning, inclusivity, and student engagement.
  • Team players: 
    Individuals who thrive in collaborative settings, contributing positively to the team and the wider UAL community.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Short Courses are delivered online and in person across UAL campuses.

Available opportunities will be listed below throughout the year. We encourage you to explore the roles that best match your specialist knowledge and expertise. Please click on the “apply” button on the jobs that you are most interested in. You will be directed to our application portal, where you will be asked to answer a range of competency-based questions demonstrating how you meet the specific role requirements. If you have not applied or signed up for job alerts with us before, you will need to create an account. Registration does not take long and will help you to keep track of your application during the recruitment process.

Along with your personal details, you will be required to upload a CV and answer a number of competency-based questions.

You will be asked a number of competency questions focused on your experiences and present a Scheme of Work. We provide templates for ease of structuring.

It roughly takes, no longer than 2-3 weeks to hear back from the recruitment team after submitting the application form.

Short Courses are advertised up to one year in advance. Prior to or at the point of advertising a course, tutors or teachers will be notified that the course will be advertised and asked if they are available to teach on the course if it proceeds. Confirmation that the course will go ahead, and the formal offer of work cannot be given until a sufficient number of students have signed up for a course. The latest date for confirmation will be between 1 – 2 weeks before the course is due to be delivered.

You can contact us at Please make sure to quote the vacancy ID, job title and your application ID (where possible).

Once the course is confirmed, a member of the coordination team would contact you to get a list of all the course materials and will order them on your behalf.

To ensure compliance with Right to Work regulations, all tutors must undergo a verification process to be set up on the UAL Short Course payroll system. This involves providing a current and valid passport as well as proof of your right to work if your passport is non-UK. Additionally, you will need to visit our onsite location with your passport for verification purposes.

Hear from our Tutors

The most exciting element of teaching is what the learners bring to me. I learn as much from them as I teach.

Hannelore Smith, UAL Short Courses Tutor

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It is great to unlock creativity and to give someone the freedom to express themselves through visuals. I love to see individuals embrace something new and take risks.

Pam Williams, UAL Short Courses Tutor

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Every class I teach is different, informative and most of the time truly inspirational. When reflecting on how a class progressed, I’m often pleasantly surprised at the different thought processes and creative reactions I ask students to demonstrate.

Seán Myers, UAL Short Courses Tutor

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Ready to Inspire?

Please explore the available Short Course Tutor opportunities below. We will be recruiting throughout the year so if there isn’t a role that matches your specific area of specialism right now we encourage you to sign up to our job alert emails to be kept informed of future opportunities. 

We currently do not have any Short Course tutor roles live, however we do recruit throughout the year. Please sign up to the job alert email to be kept infomed.

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