Associate Professor in Graphic Design & Course Leader

Kingston University
August 26, 2024
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Associate Professor in Graphic Design & Course Leader


Kingston School of Art


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  • Role Profile (PDF, 258.66kb)
  • An Associate Professors will have a combination of teaching, research, knowledge exchange, responsibilities with particular emphasis on one of these, combined with leadership and management skills. Those with a focus on teaching will be innovators in learning practice, who study and promote new and good practice across the institution and beyond. The Associate Professor responsibility will involve taking the organisational responsibility working with the Head of Department in relation to Department vision, staff development, appraisal processes, instigating external links with studios/employers.

    As an Associate Professor in Graphic Design and Course Leader you will be responsible for student experience of the course, through co-ordination of the course team, planning, managing, organising assessment and reviewing the course. You will monitor student progress, working closely with Module Leaders and Personal Tutors to ensure the student experience is positive.

    You will co-ordinate the work of the course team (through regular team meetings) for factional and HPL staff, ensure the effective and efficient delivery of an academically coherent course, ensure the course team adhere to University regulations, policy and procedures, and Academic Framework principles, promoting the development and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment (LTA) on the course and ensure a culture of continuous improvement in collaboration with Heads of Department, Faculty Senior Leadership Team, Faculty Advisory Boards, industry experts and alumni, including making teaching staff preference requests to enhance the student experience of the course.

    The Person

    The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about the discipline of Graphic Design, have significant practical graphic design experience. A substantial experience of teaching and managing Graphic Design Educational Programmes or courses. The successful candidate will have strong organisational skills and interpersonal skills to develop support emerging discipline practice and future facing pedagogy. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Graphic Design or significant professional experience, preferably a teaching qualification and achievement of the relevant level of UKPSF recognition by the end of the probation period (if this has not already been obtained). For those experienced in teaching, this can be achieved through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

    The Faculty

    Kingston School of Art (KSA) has a strong heritage. Since its origins in the late 19th century it has established an exceptional reputation and become one of the UK's leading art and design educational institutions.

    The Faculty combines a dedication to creative risk-taking, innovation and experimentation with a commitment to working with numerous local, national and global partners and collaborators to lead and shape the future of the creative and cultural industries. As an Art School within a university, KSA fuses the benefits of an art and design-focused identity with the ability to be at the forefront of exciting cross-disciplinary developments in diverse areas such as health, business, engineering and the humanities and social sciences.

    Ranked in the top five per cent of the world for art and design education by QS Top Universities, KSA produces globally celebrated alumni, high performing courses, impactful research performance and regularly achieves industry and student awards while engaging with the latest thinking from industry practitioners.

    The Faculty works with leading brands and institutions forging exciting partnerships with organisations like the ICA, the Design Museum and the BFI. More recently, the Faculty has expanded its international presence through partnerships with the Indian Institute of Art and Design and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, America.

    With a wide variety of disciplines taught within the Faculty, KSA offers opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration in research and teaching – providing both exceptional choice for students and a stimulating environment for academics in the creative fields.

    Further information

    This is a full time, permanent position with a starting salary of £58,687 per annum.

    Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 4 September 2024.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Mr Andrew Haslam, Head of Department of Graphic Design & Associate Professor.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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