Lecturer MA Interior and Spatial Design (Online Mode)


Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges
CCW - Peckham Road, London UK
Full time
School of Design

11 July 2022 23:55

25 July 2022
£39,275 - £47,120 pa
As the Lecturer in MA Interior and Spatial Design your time is divided between Course Development of the new Online Course Model (0.6FTE) and teaching on the existing Onsite Course Model (0.4FTE). As Lecturer in MA Interior and Spatial Design you will be responsible for teaching, curriculum development, and on-going scholarship on the MA Interior and Spatial Design working closely with the Course Leader. This course is part of the Material and Spatial Practices Programme at Camberwell Chelsea and Wimbledon. The post-holder will work collaboratively within a course team, deploying specialist expertise to develop the subject in innovative and critical directions through teaching, collaboration, and scholarly design practice.

Now is a crucial time for Camberwell College of Arts and the University of the Arts London. The pandemic and anti-racism movement in their own and intersecting ways set a new landscape for higher education in the creative arts, in which ways of teaching and operating will be reconsidered, and where the values of social justice and anti-racism must underpin everything we do. These conditions set both urgent challenges but also the potential to reflect on what we do. Camberwell College of Arts aims to engage with and lead the global debate about the arts, performance and design, and their role in societal transformation. We also aim to empower our graduates to be the leading practitioners in their field, as well as responsible citizens of the world. We hope you will consider joining our creative community. 

MA Interior and Spatial Design (MAISD) is internationally recognised as a leader in postgraduate interior design education. Through innovative pedagogy, research and external collaboration, the course develops methodological and critical processes in design practice with a mission to expand the disciplinary parameters of interior design. While MAISD honours the traditional legacy of the subject, the course operates as a thinker space to continually reframe what interior and spatial design is and means as future-orientated practices. Staff and students employ critical and socially responsive methods to explore the application of interior design in both industry-led and societal contexts. Through plural and collaborative advanced methods of practice in contexts of speculation and social design, the course challenges the impacts of our practices, scopes emerging opportunities and develops new roles that extend the agency of the designer in addressing the complex problems we face today.

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.

The post-holder will be expected to undertake:

  • Shared responsibility for a year group of postgraduate students’ pastoral support, progress and attendance, maintaining records and liaising with colleagues as appropriate.
  • Pedagogic and curriculum development that stimulate thought and practice that challenge the canon of the Material and Spatial Practices Programme with the aim of promoting diversity and inclusivity.
  • Advance digital fluency and critical engagement in developing online modes of delivery of the existing MA Interior and Spatial Design Course.

Requirements of the role:

  • Postgraduate degree in design studies or associated subject
  • Experience of teaching & assessment in a higher education environment (permanent, fractional, or hourly paid contract)
  • Applies an inquiring, innovative and reflexive approach to teaching
  • 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 within team and across different professional groups
  • Works effectively and respectfully with a wide range of people
  • Fosters inclusive and constructive teamwork and problem-solving
  • Evidence of research, knowledge exchange and/ or professional practice that contributes to the advancement of Interior Design and its associated practices and is relevant to the goals of the Programme, College and University
  • Evidence of using contacts within subject peer group to develop partnerships or collaboration
  • Familiar with debates and research relating to decolonising the curriculum and awarding gaps within the HE Sector
  • Professional experience of leading projects with partners and diverse participants
  • Plans, prioritises, and manages resources effectively to achieve objectives
  • Teaching qualification (PG Cert or equivalent) (Desirable)
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy (Desirable)
  • Phd (Desirable)

Should you have any questions, please contact Christine Crouch, Resourcing Advisor at jobs.ccw@arts.ac.uk or on 020 7514 7802.

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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