Course Leader BA User Experience Design


London College of Communication
LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Full time
School of Design

8 June 2021 23:55

29 June 2021
£46,423 - £55,932

The Course Leader will be responsible for leading and managing the BA User Experience Design course in terms of curriculum development, teaching & learning and on-going research and scholarship.

You will work collaboratively within the programme and lead the course team, deploying specialist expertise to develop innovative pedagogy and the curriculum in critical and inventive directions.  

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. 

•        Day-to-day management of the Course including all areas of learning, teaching and assessment of students as well as resources allocated.

•       Observing and implementing the policies and procedures of the University and the College.

•       Developing the curriculum that situates user experience design within human and post-human centred debates and critical practice.

•       Engaging with and contributing to school and college level activities related to socially and ecologically responsible design.   

Further information should be viewed on the course pages before application

London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in creative communications 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.

You will have previous experience of teaching in Higher Education or a comparable context, and in delivering a high-quality student experience, as well as experience of academic leadership and management of courses or year groups, and curriculum development. You engage students through a combination of innovative pedagogy, knowledge exchange and/or research. You will have or should be willing to attain, with UAL’s support, a relevant teaching qualification or recognition.

An MA or equivalent relevant industry experience in fields associated with experience design or closely related disciplines is essential. You will have a strong commitment to the advancement and expansion of your field, and to critical practice using emergent technologies and applying these in an academic or professional context. You will be motivated to effectively manage and lead the course team, working closely and actively leading on the course’s aims and vision.

You should be a specialist practitioner and/or researcher who is keen to use your academic and/or industry-based experience to develop the vision of the course and support the development of student work. You should have a strong understanding of the contemporary context of experience design in an academic and/or professional setting and be engaged in relevant networks and communities of practice within this and/or related fields.

You should bring an understanding of the critical and ethical potential of experience design practice and relevant theory and be invested in keeping your knowledge in this area current and up to date. 

If you have any general queries, you may contact Lesley Wilkins, Staffing Administrator,

Closing date: 8 June 2021 23:55.

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.