Senior Lecturer, Creative Computing Institute


Academic Development and Services
CCW - Peckham Road, London UK
Full time
Creative Computing Institute (CCI)

16 June 2019 23:55

28 June 2019
£45,603 - £54,943 per annum

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to work with the research leader and teaching staff, to contribute to the research and teaching agenda of the newly formed Creative Computing Institute.  Experience of creative practice at the intersection of art, design and computing will be an advantage in establishing your credibility to work within the Creative Computing Institute.

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.

The UAL Creative Computing Institute at the University of the Arts London supports interdisciplinary teaching, research and knowledge exchange at the intersection of creativity and computational technologies. The Institute aims to work across domains such as machine learning and artificial intelligence and explores how the contemporary world is being defined through human computer interaction and social platforms. 

University of the Arts London is a world top-two University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2019. We offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape the creative industries worldwide.

Main duties:

  • Responsible for the management and coordination of relevant units and related duties as determined by the Course Leader and/or Dean.
  • Provides expertise in creative coding tuition, computer science and specialist software development.
  • Responsible for supporting students in exploring creative computing, including application and web development, signal processing and computational logic, working collaboratively with the institute’s wider technical team.
  • Works with students in exploring and using computational technologies/ platforms to produce creative projects including expertise in some of the following: creative Python, C++, Processing P5, Open Frameworks, VVVV, Swift, HTML.Javascript and Node JS.
  • Undertakes teaching, unit management, curriculum development and research within the subject specialism of creative computing.
  • Contributes to ensuring a high quality student experience is delivered on the course.
  • Contributes to the development of the practice of creative computing through research, professional and/or scholarly practice, engaging in the wider research and educational community of the Institute.

Duties and Responsibilities


Curriculum Design, Content Organisation and Quality Enhancement

  • Responsible for lesson planning, teaching, assessing and contributing to curriculum development and new course initiatives within their area of specialism.
  • Contributes to curriculum development and the regular monitoring and review of courses and the quality of the teaching and learning provision.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

  • Take responsibility for the learning, teaching and assessment of students they teach, providing academic and pastoral support as necessary, monitoring student progress and maintaining appropriate records.
  • Monitors the attendance and performance of students through appropriate systems of tracking and assessment
  • Contributes to the writing of assignments/project-briefs and teaching and learning materials including course handbooks

Student Support, Guidance, Progression and Achievement

  • Participates in the recruitment, selection, induction and briefing of students in relation to the content and context of the course.


  • Work closely with the Course Leader to ensure that effective delivery, at Course and Programme level, of Institute and University initiatives to designed to achieve priorities and objectives such as those published in the Institute’s Annual Operating Plan and the University’s institutional strategy.
  • To work closely with senior academic and administrative staff to ensure that a co-ordinated and consistent approach to student recruitment and admissions for the Course is implemented and monitored at Course level
  • Contributes to the promotion of the Course and Programme at Open Days as well as within and beyond the Institute

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

  • Operate in a collegiate manner in liaising with appropriate colleagues (i.e. Course Leaders, Enterprise Units & Development Team) in order to contribute to the income generating and related sponsorship activities of the University and Institute in areas that are directly related to their Course and areas of specialism.


  • Maintains strong links with related industries and professional bodies, keeping up to date with latest developments in the subject area and maintaining a professional level of expertise in relation to teaching and subject developments in the field
  • Contributes to the professional and research profile of the Course, Programme and School as an individual and through research groups and / or consultancy projects.
  • Supports and contributes to the School, Programme, Institute and University’s external profile
  • Continually updates knowledge of national academic developments and subject knowledge as part of own continuing professional development
  • Contributes to the exhibition, publication and dissemination of work produced in the course.

Expectations of all UAL Employees

  • To perform such duties consistent with your role as may from time to time be assigned to you anywhere within the University
  • To undertake health and safety duties and responsibilities appropriate to the role
  • To personally contribute towards reducing the university’s impact on the environment and support actions associated with the UAL Sustainability Manifesto (2016 – 2022
  • To work in accordance with the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy and the Staff Charter, promoting equality and diversity in your work
  • To undertake continuous personal and professional development, and to support it for any staff you manage through effective use of the University’s Planning, Review and Appraisal scheme and staff development opportunities
  • To make full use of all information and communication technologies in adherence to data protection policies to meet the requirements of the role and to promote organisational effectiveness
  • To conduct all financial matters associated with the role in accordance with the University’s policies and procedures, as laid down in the Financial Regulations


  • Relevant undergraduate and postgraduate degree (essential)
  • PGCHE or equivalent.
  • Significant industry or equivalent experience.
  • Significant knowledge of emergent creative computing, techniques and platforms.
  • Knowledge of differing models of learning design across levels 4, 5, 6 and 7.
  • High level of experience of teaching creative computing.
  • Knowledge and delivery of relevant software and hardware in creative Python, C++, Processing P5, Open Frameworks, VVVV, Swift, HTML .Javascript and Node JS.
  • Active researcher/practitioner with a network of industry and academic contacts.
  • Undergraduate teaching and assessment in the field of creative computing
  • Experience of creative computing skills applied in a professional and/or academic context
  • Experience of teaching or knowledge exchange or research within creative computing
  • Experience of current and innovative research within the area of creative computing and/or related areas
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing
  • Motivates staff effectively, setting clear objectives to manage performance
  • Applies innovative approaches to leadership, teaching, learning and/or professional practice to support excellent teaching, pedagogy and inclusivity
  • Applies own research to develop learning and assessment practice
  • To teach ‘vertically’ into levels 4,5 and 6.
  • Contributes to advancing research and scholarly activity in own area of specialism
  • Plans, prioritises and manages resources effectively to achieve long-term objectives.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of services available in own/ related areas of work, adapting services and systems to meet student needs
  • Works collaboratively in a team and across or with different professional groups
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with students
  • Suggests practical solutions to new or unique problems

Posting date -20th May 2019

Closing date - 16th June 2019

To apply, please download the attached job description/person specification for the role which contains the full list of requirements/experience and selection criteria.

If you have any queries contact ADS Recruitment Team via email or telephone: 020 7514 2965

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).
At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.