Associate Lecturers – BA (Hons) Sound Art & Design


London College of Communication
LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Hourly paid
School of Screen
Fixed Term

13 December 2018 23:55

£53.76 per hour

Your main responsibility will be preparation, teaching, administration and assessment of a unit or part of a unit. You will make a significant contribution to the quality of learning and support our students receive in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully.

You will work closely with other academic staff, including the Programme Director and Course Leader. 

Further information should be viewed on the course pages before application

Hours of employment are outlined below. 

These roles have emerged due to LCC’s commitment to diversity and widening participation as informed by colleagues’ work in decolonising the arts and design curriculum. 

Accordingly, we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups and those with innovative inclusive frameworks for thinking and being with the arts of sound. 

You should have had previous experience of undergraduate teaching, unit design and session development, preparation of learning materials, formal assessment of student work and a working familiarity with online pedagogic tools (i.e. Moodle). 

Course title: Sound Arts & Design: 

3 Associate Lecturers are sought to deliver part of our undergraduate Sound Arts and Design Course.

For each of these roles we would hope for previous experience of undergraduate teaching and curriculum development, timely production of teaching materials (including digital assets i.e. Moodle), formal assessment and a passion for student facing pedagogy. 

Sound Culture

B.A. (Hons) Year 1 (Theory / Essay Unit)

9 sessions beginning January 7th 2019.

Mondays 1000-1300 

Sound Capture

B.A. (Hons) Year 1 (Practice-based Unit)

9 sessions beginning January 7th 2019.

Mondays 1400-1700 

Radiophonic Workshop Leader

B.A. (Hons) Year 1

Thursday March 7th 1000-1300

Thursday March 14th 1000-1300

Friday March 15th 1000-1700 

Role 1: Associate Lecturer for Sound Culture: Perception and Communication

You will be delivering the Spring term of the Sound Culture module. Mondays 1000-1300.

10 sessions beginning January 7th 2019.

January 7th | January 14th | January 21st | January 28th | February 4th | February 11th | February 18th | February 25th | March 4th | March 11th |

The first part of this contextual (research and essay-based) unit has covered conceptions of noise and silence, soundscapes and acoustic ecology, sound and power relations, basic psychoacoustics and aural architecture. The emphasis is aesthetic, ideological, technological and socio-political concerns relating to contemporary and historic sonic praxis and poesis. Your sessions will be followed in the Spring term by a series of lectures by Professor Angus Carlyle around the theme of “Wilderness”.

We are looking for an imaginative rendering of the various histories and practices of sound art and design. Indicative content might include, but is not restricted to, radio art and networked audio media, audio-visual composition, performance art, sound and contemporary dance, curatorial strategies of sound art and experimental music, sound and screen, immersion and (dis)embodiment, VR and XR, sound sculpture, new instruments, interface design, retail audio branding and so on.

The scope of the content is broad and should be based in your current practice and research. Further considerations include sonic research methodologies, semantics and representation, sonic canons, anti-canons and ca(non)s, sound and social relations, sound archives, identity narratives, critiques of audio-technical discourse, performance and performativity, essay writing skills as well as site visits, exhibitions, concerts and so on.

Role 2: Associate Lecturer for Sound Capture

5 sessions beginning January 7th 2019. Mondays 1400-1700

| January 7th | January 14th | January 21st | January 28th | February 4th |

You will be delivering the Spring term of the “Sound Capture” module, a practical unit providing the technological background and hands-on experience for students to develop recording skills for different media (animation, film, radio, theatre, games, V.R/ XR, internet, mobile). Emphasis is upon creative recording techniques and broader contextual issues around the so-called “capture of sound”, it authoring, distribution and consumption.

Indicative scope of your teaching will include:

The nature of sound and hearing. · Microphone operating principles, selection and handling. · Cables, interconnection and important microphone accessories. · Electromagnetic and contact microphones. · Spatial sound (mono, stereo and surround techniques). · Location management and recording disciplines · Working with field recordings in Pro Tools

Role 3: Practitioner to lead a Radiophonic Workshop (B.A Year 1)

Thursday March 7th 1000-1300

Thursday March 14th 1000-1300

Friday March 15th 1000-1700 

This is a short class project based around Foley, special effects recording and working from script to create an experimental radiophonic hörspiel composition.

London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in design and media education. With the communications sector constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. Our course provision reflects the breadth of expertise housed within the most diverse creative agency including: journalism, advertising, PR and publishing; photography; film, television and sound; communications and media; graphic communication; spatial communication; design cultures; and interactive and visual communication.

We offer excellent hourly rates for lecturing part-time, either during daytime or evenings. This is a teaching role without comparison offering you the opportunity to work with some of the finest students in your field. You will also have the chance to freshen up your own thinking, to learn in an environment supportive of everyone's development, and to enhance your career.

If you have any specific queries about this role please contact the course leader: Dr J Milo Taylor

For general queries contact Lesley Wilkins -

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.