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University of the Arts London

Working at UAL

The University has a world-class reputation and is made up of 6 equally renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

UAL is built upon the achievements of its students and staff and their contributions to the global creative economy and community. Our talented staff help form a diverse and collaborative learning environment which inspires our students.

We are proud to have the best creative and professional individuals teaching and providing support services at University of the Arts London.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. 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.

Please visit our website for more information on our equality objectives and reports

Staff development

We aim to do everything we can to support your personal and professional development and offer a range of courses and opportunities to nurture this, e.g. coaching and mentoring, part-funded further study.

Academic Career Pathways

Our staff development programme can help you focus your skills and grow your academic career.

As a member of our academic staff, you will be on one of 3 pathways: Teaching, Knowledge Exchange or Research. By framing personal development across these pathways, we can ensure we strive for excellence within all 3 areas as a university.

We recognise staff equally who focus on Teaching, Knowledge Exchange or Research as all are vital to the student experience. All pathways have core duties which include: teaching, curriculum development, academic administration, assessment, scholarly activity and practice.

All pathways provide a clear progression through to Reader and Professor posts.

Placement on a pathway is individual and will reflect the focus you have in your career. You will discuss with your line manager which pathway may be right for you in the first instance, but it is possible to change pathways and personal development is offered to help you do that. If you are new to UAL, you will be placed on a pathway as you come to the end of your probation period.

Key Facts

  • UAL is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university.
  • A renowned institution for education in arts, design, fashion and communication.
  • Our talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional and technical staff and offers great career opportunities across 14 sites in London.
  • For the 3rd year in a row, UAL have ranked 2nd in world for art and design in QS World University Rankings 2021.
  • Our staff have access to a range of benefits, which recognise and reward their contributions. Please visit or staff benefits page for more information.

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