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Lecturer in Product Design

Arts Institute Keass (AIK)

Location: Chongqing - China
Salary: £30,000 to £33,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th May 2021
Expires: 6th July 2021

Reporting to: Course Leader

Contract Length: 2 years initially; potential for permanent or long-term thereafter

FTE: 1.0 (full time)

Salary Range: £30,000 - £33,000 plus competitive benefits (Lecturer) 

Location: Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China


Applications are invited for a teaching post at Arts Institute KEASS (KEASS), to deliver academic programmes at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (SFAI) campus in Chongqing, China.

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 Product Design; 3D Design; Industrial Design; Furniture Design; Service Design - or closely related discipline. The candidate should have at least two years of experience and a creative approach to designing and delivering HE curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level in subject specific and interdisciplinary contexts. The applicant must hold a master’s degree, although a doctoral degree is ideal.

Main Purpose of Post: 

To contribute to the successful delivery of KEASS courses, 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 work with Chinese academic colleagues at SFAI and KEASS’s UK partner institutions, to develop and deliver new academic provision; to maintain appropriate standards of quality in teaching, assessment and curriculum and programme monitoring and development.

Principal Roles and Responsibilities:

  • to contribute to course delivery in teaching and assessment at foundation, undergraduate, and pre-masters levels, and to the development of programmes and curricula through the 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 course 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
  • 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, summer schools, 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, in liaison with KEASS Registry and administrative support staff
  • 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 KEASS and its 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 [Course Leader: to support staff in personal and professional development, and conduct staff review and appraisal processes]
  • to perform duties consistent with the role as may be required by Line Manager, or by KEASS Senior Management

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