Associate Lecturer MA Virtual Reality


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

17 September 2018 23:55

£52.70 ph

We seek an enterprising digital media practitioner with an interest in virtual reality to teach VR content creation on the MA Virtual Reality course. The role requires teaching and assessing of coursework. We are looking for someone with solid experience in the field of 3D and/or 360-degree content creation and with an interest in virtual reality. There will be an opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to the development of curriculum. Applicants must be in a position to begin teaching from Monday 1st October 2018.

Your main responsibility will be to collaborate with the MA VR course leader on the preparation, teaching, administration and assessment of a part of the Creative VR 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. 

Further information should be viewed on the course pages before application (

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.

The ideal candidates will have worked or are currently working with 3D software in virtual reality or related industries (e.g. gaming, engineering, architecture, product prototyping, visual effects, animation). You will have a good understanding of the VR pipeline and be proficient in and willing to teach industry standard software, such as Unity, Unreal Engine, Adobe Creative Suite, 3DsMax, Maya, and Gravity Sketch. The role requires delivery of technical workshops, tutorials, seminar and lectures for one or more of the software above on the Creative VR Unit, and also marking and assessing of coursework. Experience of working with higher education students and enhancing the student experience as well as connections to the industry are desirable. Candidates will be expected to have a degree in a relevant field.

The MA Virtual Reality is a practice-led course which seeks to develop technical computing skills, animation, editing and interaction with VR content, and culminates in a collaborative project preparing students for integrated roles in the VR industry.

If you have any specific queries about this role please contact the course leader –

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 to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

This opportunity is closed to applications.