Lecturer in Design

International Academy of Art & Design - Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

Contract Length: 2 years initially; potential for permanent thereafter.

Applications are invited for two teaching posts to deliver academic programmes at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (SFAI, one of the top art schools in China) campus in Chongqing, China. Programmes begin in September 2018.

The programmes are a combination of broad-based preparation courses and joint/articulation programmes between SFAI and UK HEIs. The curriculum covers a range of skills and subjects, and applications are welcomed from individuals with experience in any art - or design-related discipline, however, the following specialisms are particularly relevant: Historical/Critical Studies; Product Design; Fashion and Accessory Design; Design Theory; Visual Communications; Digital/interactive Media.

Applicants with suitable experience and expertise may be considered for the role of Programme Leader, whose primary role, besides teaching, is to manage the delivery of all provision at SFAI.

Main Purpose of Post:
To contribute to the successful delivery of programs, at foundation, undergraduate, and pre-masters level, designed to prepare students for application and progression to further study in the UK (or other English-speaking countries); to maintain appropriate standards of quality in teaching, assessment, and curriculum and programme monitoring and development.

Principal Roles and Responsibilities:

  • to contribute to programme delivery in teaching and assessment at undergraduate, foundation and pre-masters levels, and to the development of programmes and curricula through monitoring and review processes;
  • to ensure that courses, projects and content are appropriately designed and integrated within the relevant programme structure(s) and delivered accordingly;
  • to contribute to the planning and organisation of programme delivery in terms of resources, logistics and timetabling, ensuring that all students are adequately inducted into workshop processes, and related Health & Safety;
  • to work with Chinese subject specialist academics in SFAI, guiding and mentoring, where appropriate;
  • to work with visiting academics and industry specialists in the delivery of live project briefs, student commissions or competitions;
  • to work with external partners in local and regional industry, in the development of commercial short courses or training and development opportunities, and to deliver such provision as appropriate;
  • to provide academic and career development guidance to students, and liaise with SFAI staff, and pastoral and student support services, as appropriate;
  • to maintain accurate records of student progress and development, and report to Programme Leader regularly;
  • to participate in the recruitment and selection of applicants, through promotion events, admissions exercises and portfolio interviews, as appropriate;
  • to liaise as appropriate with academic or administrative staff from partner institutions overseas, in relation to student applications or progression;
  • to promote the programmes and our partner institutions in a positive and pro-active manner;
  • to identify opportunities for, and undertake, personal and professional development, as appropriate and feasible, in consultation with Line Manager.

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