Senior Lecturer - MA Interior Design

Kingston University

United Kingdom

September 30, 2021


Senior Lecturer - MA Interior Design


Kingston School of Art


The Design School

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  • Job description (PDF, 146.78kb)
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic Course Leader to lead the MA Interior Design in the renowned Design School in the faculty of Kingston School of Art. As such, for this role, you will be responsible for delivering leadership, high quality teaching, curriculum development and assessment for this exciting postgraduate course. You will be expected to shape the course successfully aiming to provide a distinct MA Interior Design experience, with a focus on industry practices and sustainability. We are looking for an energetic person with vision and ability to lead, inspire research and develop learning through an industry-focused postgraduate curriculum.

    This is an opportunity to work with a wonderful creative team in the Design school's 3D Department. You will contribute to the teaching, professional engagement and research activities of the Department/School. You will be expected to teach and collaborate with other courses across the faculty to develop the subject discipline of Interior Design.

    You will have a profile as an interior designer and have appropriate experience of teaching, organisational structure and research. In this role you will develop the subject reputation and enhance our teaching and learning experience as part of the community of educators, practitioners and researchers working at UG and PG levels across the 3D Department able to build on the trans-disciplinary community culture at Kingston University.

    The Person

    We are looking for an exceptionally talented and enthusiastic Senior Lecturer with experience and expertise in postgraduate Interior Design learning and teaching.

    Ideal Attributes:

    - A postgraduate degree in Interior Design or a related discipline

    - Experience in design and delivery of Interior Design programmes

    - Achievement of the relevant level of UKPSF recognition/ Higher Education Academy Fellowship

    - Evidence of postgraduate supervision in Interior Design

    - Evidence of research

    - A thorough understanding of contemporary national and international Interior Design / Architectural practice and / or education

    - High achievements in one or more of the domains: business and innovation, learning and teaching, professional practice or research in Interior Design

    - Commitment and experience in delivering excellent student experience and ability to nurture diverse body of students to achieve

    - Sustainability expertise demonstrated in research and/or practice is desirable

    - Evidence of using digital tools for Interior Design, and excellent digital literacy and flexibility to learn new tools

    - Evidence of industry experience in Interior Design is desirable

    You will be joining an environment that values equality and diversity and we aim to support all members of staff to excel and feel supported.

    We value equality and diversity and we welcome applications from under- represented groups. We encourage applications from minority groups and women.

    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

    This is a part time (22.2 hours per week) permanent position. We are looking to appoint at a starting salary of £26,768.40 per annum (60% pro rata to £44,614 per annum).

    Interviews will be held the week commencing 11th October 2021.

    If you require further information about this role, please contact Sylvia Tzvetanova Yung, Head of Department of 3D Design & Associate Professor.

    Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

    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 or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.