First Year Leader, MA Material Futures

University Of The Arts London - Central Saint Martins

Location: Central St Martins - King's Cross

Why choose us?: 

Central Saint Martins is a world-leading centre for arts and design education. Its reputation stems from the creative energy of its staff and students and the stellar achievements of its graduates nationally and internationally. The nine programmes at CSM explore the boundaries of their discipline.Students and staff are continually alert to new ideas, and are curious and restless in developing beyond the expected norms of their subject, so emerging work is at the forefront of its area.CSM sits at the heart of London’s creative scene, and of one of Europe’s most dynamic new culture and innovation quarters at King’s Cross, making the college increasingly important to London’s cultural life, and indicative of our general desire to open up CSM to as broad an audience as possible. 

The Role: 

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious academic practitioner/ researcher to lead the first year of MA Material Futures and to play a key role in delivering our world leading and unique course. As First Year Leader you will provide a highly stimulating and nurturing environment for students and colleagues alike. You will be responsible for assuring the academic standards of the year and its delivery through your academic leadership and the effective management of resources.

You will contribute to the the vision and strategic thinking of the course to shape the design, development and future of the MA Material Futures first year curriculum and play a significant role in the course team. You will build on the international reputation of the course and enhance professional, academic and research partnerships to ensure that the course continues to anticipate the changing needs of the global industry, commerce and society.

Your Profile: 

As a sophisticated and innovative materials futures designer / researcher and academic, you’ll be regarded as a leading authority within your own area. You will have an in depth understanding and personal experience of the relationship of materials futures education with industry, both nationally and internationally.

As an experienced, creative and highly motivated academic, with an inventive approach to the enlivenment of students’ learning experience and high aspirations for their achievement, you’ll be able to take up the challenges of enabling diverse student cohorts to explore the discipline of Materials Futures Design at Central Saint Martins, and foster new approaches to design and research. Previous experience of teaching materials futures at postgraduate level is essential.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries about this role please contact the CSM Staffing Team via email or telephone 0207 514 7879.

University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity and UAL positively welcomes applications from black and minority ethnic staff who are currently underrepresented at this level.

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