Job opening at Glasgow School of Art

The Innovation School at The Glasgow School of Art is looking for a permanent Lecturer in Innovation and Emerging Technologies (0.6 FTE).

The Innovation School at The Glasgow School of Art has an exciting opportunity to shape the territory defined by the relationship between scientific knowledge, technological advance and social experiences. In a social world shaped by the Internet of Things, Machine Learning/AI, the manipulation of genetic materials and pervasive computing and set against dramatic ecological challenges, designers and design practice have a crucial role to play.  The successful candidate will contribute to a growing and unique international academic portfolio exploring the future of design and innovation beyond the human-centred, charting the technological, economic and cultural developments that facilitate, challenge, and shape contemporary life.

As a maker/thinker with the ability to support students in developing concepts, prototypes and compelling narratives you will be aware of contemporary approaches to the delivery of practice-based exploration and learning. You will also be keen to participate in assessment, course and curriculum development, and related administration.

You will be qualified to Masters level or beyond, or possess equivalent professional, research or industrial experience. Preferably having prior experience of teaching within higher education, you should be able to contribute to teaching and learning at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate (PGT) level.

The role will primarily focus upon teaching approaches to design innovation with Masters level students, as well as contributing to our undergraduate programme in Product Design (and a forthcoming programme in Design for Health & Well-Being).

You will have an awareness of current trends in technological/scientific advance and future developments in design innovation, as areas of creative practice and intellectual exploration. Engagement with a network of practitioners and/or researchers, and an international focus would also be advantageous. You will be encouraged to maintain your academic and/or professional credibility in the role.

As a member of a close team of teachers, researchers and support staff you will have the opportunity to develop the course and create opportunities for collaborations at home and abroad.

Closing date for submission of completed applications: 3rd May 2021

For full details and how to apply, please visit: www.gsa.ac.uk/jobs

The Glasgow School of Art is an equal opportunities employer.

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