Teaching Fellow or Senior Teaching Fellow in Design Foundations, China
Salary: £37,474 to £51,804 per annum
Closing Date: Sunday 13 November 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
We are looking for skilled creatives, educators and designers to join us at
the Institute of Creativity and Innovation (ICI), a dual-degree institute
founded by Xiamen University (XMU) and the University for the Creative Arts
(UCA) in 2020.
We are offering two positions teaching foundational level analogue and digital
design skills to first year students at our institute. The purpose of these
modules is to introduce students to a range of core analogue and digital
skills that can be used and developed within interdisciplinary design fields.
You will be part of a unique department at the ICI specialising in core skills
shared by all disciplines. As such, the modules you teach allow the students
to develop interdisciplinary skills that enhance their knowledge base that can
apply to a range of personal, creative and theoretical abilities. We embrace
and strongly encourage innovative and collaborative teaching styles across all
our modules and encourage teachers to adapt and modify content to suit their
styles and specialisms. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an
institution at its inception and to contribute to its future direction and
The right candidates will hold a higher degree in relevant art or design field
along with a teaching qualification or equivalent professional experience with
at least two consecutive years of higher education teaching. Active research
in the field or ongoing professional practice are considered assets.
ICI is located on XMU's Zhangzhou campus, which boasts a park-like
environment, with mountains to the west, Amoy Bay to the north, and the South
China Sea to the east. It's a short commute to beautiful beaches, or the city
of Xiamen, the multicultural centre of South-East China.
UCA offers a competitive compensation package including visa application
expense allowance, relocation allowance, health and accident insurance, annual
repatriation allowance, and accommodation. If you would welcome an informal
chat about the role before applying, or any aspect of living and working in
China, please contact Cindy Choquet by email (email@example.com)
providing your contact details.
HOW TO APPLY?
Please apply with your updated CV and a covering letter stating your
suitability for the role. You can also upload your portfolio, which would be
Priority will be given to applicants with experience of working in the UK, or
other countries where courses are taught in English.
Candidates must be able to meet the Chinese visa requirements which are
available here . UCA will assist with obtaining a visa.
Interviews will be ongoing; this role will remain open until filled.
At UCA, creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. Our legacy
of educating eager and passionate artists, makers and thinkers runs back
almost 160 years, and today we're helping shape a global future that supports
and nourishes talent worldwide.
This role has come up as a result of an international partnership joint
venture between University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK and Xiamen
The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) aims to be a welcoming and
inclusive University that is truly representative of all of the diversity in
society. We particularly encourage applications from people from minoritised
ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented
within the University.