Course Leader, BA Graphic Design Communication


Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges
CCW - Millbank, London UK
Full time
Fixed Term
2 Years

16 May 2021 23:55

£46,423 - £55,932 pa
We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious academic researcher and/or practitioner to take on the Course Leadership of the BA (Hons) Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts. In this key role, you will be responsible for the academic leadership and management of the course including the maintenance and enhancement of standards and responsibility for the design, development and delivery of the curriculum. The post 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. This is a two-year fixed-term contract with the possible opportunity for renewal.

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.

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

You will be a leading authority in Graphic Design. You have the enthusiasm, expertise and communication skills to inspire and fully engage our diverse cohort of students. You will have experience of leading and/or directing a course in higher education (or comparable context), an ability to participate in curriculum development and assessment, have a sound knowledge of the theories and practices in Graphic Design, and contribute to the Programme’s research profile.

You should be comfortable working with diverse cohorts of students and committed to a teaching approach that integrates theory and practice and will engage students through a combination of innovative pedagogy, knowledge exchange and/or research.

An MA in Graphic Design or associated fields is essential. You will have a relevant teaching qualification or recognition. Candidates should possess a record of professional practice/research, with a proficiency in graphic design practice, theory and concepts.

You should be a researcher and/or a specialist practitioner who is keen to academically lead the BA (Hons) Graphic Design Communication course. You will be proactive and actively contribute to the programme and course aims and vision. You should have a strong understanding of the contemporary context of Graphic Design in an academic and/or professional setting and be engaged in relevant networks and communities of practice within this and/or related fields.

UAL 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.

If you have any queries about this role that are not covered in the available documentation, please contact Adele Morris, 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.