Teaching Fellow or Senior Teaching Fellow in Environmental Design (Interior
Architecture and Design), China
Salary: £37,474 to £51,804 per annum
Closing Date: Wednesday 02 November 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
We are looking for creatives, designers and educators 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.
Our School is a laboratory for architecture and spatial design that is
establishing a distinctive approach to architectural, environmental and
spatial design education. We emphasise active models of teaching and learning
that synthesise traditional techniques with digital media. All of our
activities consciously face outwards to the world and engage diverse audiences
through exhibitions, publications and collaborations.
We provide students with a networked pedagogy across all of our projects,
engaging external communities and organisations, and share this mind-set with
the wider community of designers and designer-makers in China, where there is
an established culture of creative practice and agency, and throughout the
We explore the potentials of our disciplines through individual and collective
actions and agency. Our exceptional team of teaching staff see themselves as
facilitators and collaborators in the work of our students, providing
opportunities to develop models of live projects locally, regionally and
internationally. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an institution at
its inception and to contribute to its future direction and success.
The right candidates will hold a higher degree in Architecture or Interior
Design, 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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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.