Job opening at London College of Communication (UAL)

London College of Communication at University of the Arts London is looking for an ambitious practitioner/academic/researcher for the role of Course Leader BA User Experience Design. Further details and application here: Course Leader BA User Experience Design – University of the Arts, London (tal.net).

As Course Leader, you will be responsible for leading and managing the BA User Experience Design course in terms of curriculum development, teaching & learning and on-going research and scholarship. You will work collaboratively within the programme and lead the course team, deploying specialist expertise to develop innovative pedagogy and the curriculum in critical and inventive directions.

You will have previous experience of teaching in Higher Education or a comparable context, and in delivering a high-quality student experience, as well as experience of academic leadership and management of courses or year groups, and curriculum development. You engage students through a combination of innovative pedagogy, knowledge exchange and/or research. You will have or should be willing to attain, with UAL’s support, a relevant teaching qualification or recognition.

An MA or equivalent relevant industry experience in fields associated with experience design or closely related disciplines is essential. You will have a strong commitment to the advancement and expansion of your field, and to critical practice using emergent technologies and applying these in an academic or professional context. You will be motivated to effectively manage and lead the course team, working closely and actively leading on the course’s aims and vision.

You should be a specialist practitioner and/or researcher who is keen to use your academic and/or industry-based experience to develop the vision of the course and support the development of student work. You should have a strong understanding of the contemporary context of experience design in an academic and/or professional setting and be engaged in relevant networks and communities of practice within this and/or related fields.

You should bring an understanding of the critical and ethical potential of experience design practice and relevant theory and be invested in keeping your knowledge in this area current and up to date.

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university – a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

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