Lecturer in Product and Furniture Design

Kingston University
May 28, 2024
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Lecturer in Product and Furniture Design


Kingston School of Art


The Design School

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  • Role Profile (PDF, 106.47kb)
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic lecturer to join us to lead modules in L4 in Product Design. This is an opportunity to work with a creative team in the 3D Department, Kingston School of Art. You will contribute to the teaching, professional engagement, and research activities of the department. You will be expected to teach L4 students in the first instance. You will be expected to support the team and Head of Department to develop the Product Design subject within the department and to engage with validation of new courses.

    You will have a profile as a product designer and maker with the necessary experience of teaching in product & furniture design. You will have a role in retaining our reputation and enhancing our teaching and learning experience as part of the community of educators, practitioners and researchers working at undergraduate and postgraduate level within the 3D Department, which is part of the Design School at Kingston School of Art.

    The Person

    The 3D Design Department is one of the four departments in the highly successful Kingston School of Art's Design School. The 3D Design Department's portfolio consists of BA Interior Design, BA Product & Furniture Design, 3D Graduate Diploma, MA Interior Design, MA Product & Furniture Design and MA Sustainable Design. The ethos of the department is Thinking Through Making. We are a close-knit community, with good industry links, excellent research, and an enterprise culture. Our graduates are sought after, with many winning awards for their graduate projects at prestigious forums such as New Designers and Arts Thread. Many of our staff are well established industry practitioners.

    We are looking for an exceptionally talented and enthusiastic lecturer, with an inspiring approach to teaching product design to undergraduate and/or postgraduate design students. We believe that distinct courses in our subject are identified through their ambitious approach, that nurtures student's skills and sensibilities. We are looking for a key person to join our growing academic team – to help retain the quality and enhance the experience of students and staff of an ambitious undergraduate course. We aim to grow our digital capability and develop further new technology use in the subject.

    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 part-time fixed term position (7 months) with a starting salary of £34,549.60 per annum (80% pro rata to £43,187.00).

    Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 17 June 2024.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Mark Gower, Head of School of 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 [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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