Lecturer in BA Graphic Design

Kingston University

United Kingdom

July 17, 2022


Lecturer in BA Graphic Design


Kingston School of Art


The Design School

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  • Lecturer in Graphic Design (PDF, 110.32kb)
  • This is an opportunity for two lecturers with specialist practice or research in Photography and Moving Image to join the Graphic Design Department at Kingston School of Art (KSA). Photography and moving image are integral parts of current and emerging Graphic Design practice and research.

    The Graphic Design Department is one of four Departments within the Design School: Fashion, Three Dimensional Design, Illustration Animation and Graphic Design. These appointments are to support students develop a wide range of each photography and or film/moving image in relation to Graphic Design. The successful candidates will initially be working on the BA Graphic Design Course, though there are opportunities within the Department to teach on postgraduate Graphic Design. The extremely successful undergraduate course has, was for years, been no:1 in The Guardian League Table for Design and Craft 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and has been top 5 for 5 years.

    The Person

    You will be joining an experienced team to deliver a range of teaching, academic, professional and design research activities. You will teach and support student development, ensuring high quality pedagogic delivery and student centred learning. Working closely with the Course Leader and Head of Department, and the staff team you will have the opportunity to contribute to the direction of the department and school, drawing on your experience of research photographic and or moving image practice, design and education. You will be committed to student support, through cultivating a combination of ‘studio culture' and ‘blended learning', developing analogue and digital learning opportunities.

    You should have industry experience, practice and/or high-level research upon which you can draw to support students in relation to contemporary and emerging photographic, moving image, and design practice.

    Ideally you will have experience of delivering and leading teaching & learning in Higher Education in Photography or Film/moving image. You may have a specialist knowledge or experience of a particular aspect of Photography and or moving image which relates to Graphic Design practice eg: Editorial/Book Design, Art Direction, Architecture, Studio, Portrait, Social political/visual commentary, studio photography and or and short film, motion graphics, data mapping, projections etc. The successful candidates are likely to have experience of both analogue and digital photographic practice.

    You will be able to contribute to current debates and innovations in teaching and learning to enhance best practice within the school, as part of the community of educators, practitioners, and researchers. You will contribute to the research, enterprise and pedagogic development in your discipline and be committed to your continuing professional development.

    Applications should be supported by a digital portfolio of your photographic/film or moving image work, research or practice, and/or examples of project work undertaken with students.

    We actively encourage applications from under represented communities.

    The Faculty

    Tomorrow's designers need to be able to think critically and act practically. They are required to be insightful and creative to meet new challenges in a strategic, ambitious and entrepreneurial manner. The Design School is committed to creative rigour in the context of design education, practice, research and enterprise. It is a critically engaged community of design practitioners, educators, researchers and entrepreneurs.

    The Design School believes that discipline, excellence and knowledge are key to the creation of confident, agile and creative contemporary design practitioners. Thinking and doing underpins design practice across the School – supporting the students as their work traverses disciplines and subjects in defining the emerging roles and responsibilities for designers of the future.

    The Design School is made up of the Department of 3D Design, Department of Fashion, Department of Graphics and the Department of Illustration and Animation. The School attracts five applicants for every student place and enjoys world-wide recognition.

    Further information

    We are looking to recruit 2 X part-time, permanent Lecturers with a starting salary of £23,959.20 (60% to £39,932) per annum

    Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th August 2022.

    If you require further information about this role, please contact Andrew Haslam, Head of Department of Graphic Design.

    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 jobs@kingston.ac.uk or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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    Founded in 1899, Kingston University London began its operations with courses specialising in chemistry, electric wiring, building construction, nursing, dressmaking and clay modelling. In 1926, it was recognised as a technical college by the Board of Education. In 1992, the...