Senior Tutor - Graduate Diploma

Royal College of Art - College-wide

The Royal College of Art is the UK’s only entirely postgraduate art and design university. In 2017/18 the College has some 2,000 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design prepares students for Master’s study in Art and Design. The programme focuses on developing proficiency in the discursive languages and independent learning methods and practices of art and design, and on introducing students to the role and influence of art and design in the world today. 

The College is seeking to appoint a Senior Tutor on a full-time basis to lead the Graduate Diploma. As well as being able to support and respond to the work of students on the Graduate Diploma, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach from their own research by delivering lectures, workshops, seminars and crits across other programmes in the School. There will be opportunities to undertake PhD supervision where relevant.

The Senior Tutor will be expected to lead discussions about the development of the curriculum and undertake administration around their teaching as required by the well-established structures present across the College. The successful candidate will be expected to chair admissions and exam boards and undertake the day-to-day leadership, planning and management of the programme. The post-holder will be producing research outputs of at least 3* REF quality to enable submission to the REF, and will be expected to pursue funding opportunities.

It is essential that candidates have a degree or higher degree, in a relevant discipline, as well as a recognised qualification in learning and teaching in higher education and/or be an accredited fellow of the Higher Education Academy. The successful candidate will have experience of curriculum development and assessment, and have experience of leading modules, units or courses and the management of other staff. In addition, they will have a proven record of producing research outputs of at least 3* REF quality.

Candidates must have experience of teaching in higher education and working with students of mixed ability and from a broad range of backgrounds. In addition, candidates must have demonstrable commitment to diversity and equality.

Closing date: 23 March 2018

Further details: Information Pack 

The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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