Lecturer: MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures
9 July 2020 23:55
The Design School is looking to recruit a Lecturer for the MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures course.
The course explores the future of design practice and its interdependency with humanitarian and ecological concerns. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is committed to working within a creative curriculum shaping a collaborative and generative studio for designers interested in working with complex global issues. The position invites applicants who are keen to facilitate students’ learning in looking at the environment, materiality, empathy, ethics and responsibility within broad and dynamic socio-cultural, economic and political contexts.
As a lecturer you will be responsible for delivery of the units across the course with the focus on design theory and practice for social or environmental change and inclusive teaching. You will bring research and/or industry and teaching experience at postgraduate level. You will manage and participate in the delivery of student-centered teaching as well as making a significant contribution to the development of the course curriculum, assessment, quality management and recruitment.
The appointed candidate will work under the direction of the Course Leader to deliver the course as well as contribute to School, College and University.
We are looking for an individual with a qualification at undergraduate and postgraduate level relevant to service design, design for social innovation or social design. You will have knowledge of delivering innovative projects in industry and/or academic environment and experience of a range of visual communication skills and processes. You will also have comprehensive working knowledge of co-creation for sustainable futures.
As an academic, previous teaching experience at postgraduate level is essential in addition to experience of research and/or professional practice in social innovation, sustainable design, or service design with focus on sustainability. You will also be able to cite examples of your approaches to social innovation and sustainability within varied cultural contexts.
The successful candidate should possess effective interpersonal skills and be an innovative student-centred teacher focused on promoting diversity and inclusivity. They will possess strong communication and organisational skills, whilst being able to work collaboratively with colleagues to develop the subject area and share expertise.
If you have any general queries, you may contact Lesley Wilkins, Staffing Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. 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.
This opportunity is closed to applications.