Hourly Paid Lecturer for ‘Thinking Teaching: An introduction to teaching in higher education’


Academic Development and Services
UAL - Various sites
Hourly paid
Teaching and Learning Exchange
Fixed Term
7 months

27 November 2017 23:55

5 December 2017
Associate Lecturer rate £51.83 per hour

Your main responsibilities will be the preparation, teaching and administration of the two-day ‘Thinking Teaching’ staff development course.  

The ‘Thinking Teaching’ course has been designed to orient participants to the purpose and practice of teaching in higher education. It situates participants’ teaching in a meaningful context of practice and pedagogic theory and is geared towards UAL staff who are new to teaching/student-facing activity or who have minimal teaching roles.


You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of arts educational development within a supportive environment and to enhance your career. You will work closely with other academic staff, including the Programme Director and Course Leaders of the PgCert and MA in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication.

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. UAL’s Teaching and Learning Exchange supports teaching and learning enhancement, working in partnership with staff and students.

The Teaching and Learning Exchange is seeking a part-time hourly-paid Associate Lecturer in Academic Practice to deliver a number of iterations of the two-day ‘Thinking Teaching’ course across the University. The role will equal approximately 100 hours across the academic year.


Other teaching across the PgCert Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication course might be available, subject to the applicant’s availability and timetabling.

You will have knowledge and experience in educational development in the arts or related fields (e.g. social sciences or humanities). A teaching qualification is a requirement, as is a postgraduate degree in a related subject area. This will complemented by disciplinary knowledge and expertise; effective teamworking skills; and a commitment to enhancing the student experience.

Applicants should have:

  • extensive educational development experience, for example teaching on a PgCert in higher education
  • good awareness of HE teaching and learning in the creative arts
  • Fellowship of the HEA.

If you have any queries about this role, please contact the Academic Practice Programme Director, Catherine Smith at: c.h.smith@arts.ac.uk




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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.