Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries

Kingston University
December 11, 2022
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Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries


Kingston School of Art


School of Creative & Cultural Industries

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  • This is an excellent opportunity for a Lecturer to join the rapidly growing Creative Industries department at the Kingston School of Art - where you will have the opportunity teach and inspire a diverse group of young people who hold wildly different creative and professional ambitions.

    You'll join a close-knit group of practitioner/academics who are behind a varied programme of research-led teaching, workshops, seminars and forward- thinking studies that aim to prepare students to successfully find, or create, opportunities within the fast-changing creative industries sectors, with a focus on art direction, design marketing, and events and experiences design.

    We have 2 part-time roles available. The first role is for a technology- focused designer with at least three years of experience working as a visual designer (digital and/or editorial) for a brand or agency and an interest in how technologies like AI, VR and XR are changing the visual communications landscape and/or you may have been teaching these skills already in higher education. Some of the modules you might teach on include the first-year visual narratives module, or second- or third-year modules in art direction or design marketing.

    The second role is for a business-focused designer or manager with experience and skills in project management and entrepreneurial business skills gained through work in an agency, running your own agency, elsewhere within the creative industries, and/or teaching these skills in higher education. Some of the modules you might teach on include our second-year creative project management module or our third-year culturepreneurship module.

    Whichever modules you teach, you will be using a variety of technologies and approaches to deliver a vibrant education to your students that can be translated into real-world skills. At the Senior Lecturer level, you will take responsibility for a subject area or range of modules, coordinating a team of lecturers to deliver the vibrant, real-world education your students deserve.

    Research is, naturally, a key part of our make-up and you'll undertake your own research challenges, seeing projects through their entire lifecycle – from developing proposals to producing outputs ripe for publication or other forms of knowledge exchange. You may also focus on other academic domains such as professional practice or business and innovation. You will be expected and supported to develop new knowledge, apply for external funding, and evolve as a practitioner, educator and academic. Working side-by-side with talented colleagues, you'll share knowledge and expertise through professional consultancy, pursuing opportunities that will generate profitable income and supporting students with valuable placements wherever possible.

    The Person

    You will have a Master's degree in a related area (or equivalent professional experience), or you may hold a doctorate or be working towards a doctorate in a related field, and bring with you a recognised teaching or learning qualification. If you haven't already achieved the relevant level of UKPSF teaching recognition (Fellowship level of AdvanceHE), we'll need you to do so before the end of your probation period and we will offer you assistance in achieving this. For those who have been working in higher education already, the role of Senior Lecturer may be available; otherwise appointment will be at the level of Lecturer with a structured plan in place for your promotion to Senior Lecturer.

    On a personal level, going above and beyond to deliver exceptional teaching and support to our students will be your core motivation. You will use your experience of working in the creative industries to promote integrated professional practice across everything you do, imparting practical design, advertising, marketing, business, or events/live experiences knowledge to students that they will take with them in their future careers. Constantly seeking to improve, you'll scrutinise your own work, build private and public sector networks, and work collaboratively to enhance the faculty's reputation in higher education and occupational circles.

    The Faculty

    The School of Creative and Cultural Industries has a broad reach with departments focused on both cutting-edge industry practices and more traditional academic disciplines. The school is united by its forward-thinking approach to engaging students with these subject areas, valuing innovation, critical thinking, interdisciplinary and collaborative working, problem solving and creative exploration.

    Activities are underpinned and supported by a rich, varied and well- established research culture, particularly in areas such as Design History, Creative Writing and the Humanities more generally. A number of partnerships with industry, museums and the third sector enrich the learning experience of our students.

    Comprising the Department of: Creative Industries; Critical and Historical Studies; Foundation Studies; Journalism, Publishing and Media and Humanities the school provides a student experience that prepares its graduates for further study and/or a fulfilling career at the forefront of the Creative and Cultural Industries.

    We actively encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities, and those with disabilities.

    Further information

    We have two part-time (18.5 hours per week) roles available, each with a different skill-set as outlined above. We would consider one full-time hire if a candidate has the right experience and knowledge to cover both teaching areas. In either role you will plan, deliver and assess a range of modules related to your expertise and experience.

    The starting salary for this role is £20,565.50 per annum (if 18.5 hours per week), or £41,131 per annum (if full-time - 37 hours per week).

    Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 19 December 2022.

    If you would like to have a conversation about this role, please contact the Head of Department, Creative Industries, Dr Steven Sparling.

    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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