Reader in Graphic Design


Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges
CCW - Millbank, London UK
Full time

21 May 2021 16:30

28 June 2021
£53,011 - £64,032 pa

The Graphic Design Programme at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art is looking to recruit a Reader in Graphic Design, based at Camberwell College of Arts and Chelsea College of Arts. The post-holder will contribute to the School of Design’s commitment to Social Design and belief that Design has the ability to make a substantial and positive contribution to the development of society through engagement with sectors beyond the creative industries.

The Graphic Design Programme is composed of five courses: BA Graphic Design, BA Graphic Design Communication, Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design, MA Graphic Design Communication and MA Global Collaborative Design Practice.

As part of the core teaching team within the Graphic Design Programme you will be expected to make significant research contributions to your field of expertise, support research activities and outcomes, actively participate in public, national and international forums for debate and contribute significantly to UAL’s events. You will develop and locate your teaching, research and practice within the research aims and remit of the University of the Arts London through work in the field of Graphic Design. You will develop and lead research projects and significantly contribute to the academic research profile and activities of the university.  Applicants will also be expected to contribute towards teaching in the Programme, which offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Graphic Design. You will be expected to act as Directors of Study and/or supervisors to research degree students as appropriate.

The post-holder will be expected to:

  • To produce research and scholarship which makes a significant contribution to teaching and learning and the furtherance of knowledge and its application within Graphic Design.

  • Support and develop the activities of the Programme/School/College/Research Centre.

  • Contribute to the academic research profile of the Programme/School/College/Centre.

  • Lead the development of external funding applications to research councils, charitable trusts and arts agencies as the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator.

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. 

Camberwell College of Arts and Chelsea College of Arts are prestigious establishments with a track record of teaching and nurturing impressive talent. Much of their success is down to their dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

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.

  • PhD in Graphic Design or associated subject (Essential).

  • Experience of teaching and assessment in a Higher Education environment.

  • An in-depth understanding of the subject area, including recent developments in the field.

  • Strong record of research outcomes (through exhibition, performance, publication and conference presentation).

  • Applies an inquiring, innovative and reflexive approach to teaching and research.

  • Considers equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of teaching and research practice.

  • Evidence of research, knowledge exchange and/ or professional practice that contributes to the advancement of Graphic Design activity and is relevant to the goals of the Programme, College and University.

For any other matters about this role that are not covered in the available documentation, please contact Christine Crouch, Staffing Administrator, email

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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.