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2D Design Tutor

Birmingham City University International College - Birmingham City University International College

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £27 per hour
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th January 2022
Closes: 24th January 2022

Contract Type: Variable hour

The role

Contribute effectively to the successful learning experiences of students in the College through effective teaching that meets or exceeds College standards and results in high levels of student retention and achievement. You will teach on our Foundation and Pre-Masters Programme, between 8-16 hours per week.  As a Lecturer, you will contribute to the design, development and production of teaching materials and delivery across the programme.  The pay rate is £27 per hour. Payment for marking/assessments and other activities will be explained in detail during the interview stage. The term commences in February 2022; 12 weeks teaching followed by post-examination activities.     

Indicative content

In-depth knowledge of the subject specialism is required. Contents to cover include:

  • Principles of visual communication
  • The design process and the creative process as applied to 2D design
  • Design tools/techniques
  • Project planning and project management
  • Manual and digital design communication skills, e.g. sketching, hand drawing and graphic software
  • Image editing and compositing
  • Vector graphics and illustration
  • Page design and layout for print and digital publishing
  • Basic typography
  • Sketching and still life drawing
  • Introduction to graphic software
  • Introduction to Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

About us

Birmingham City University International College is part of the Navitas Group. Navitas has helped generations of learners change their lives through education. Over the last 40 years, hundreds of thousands of learners from around the world have graduated from Navitas colleges, having experienced a teaching, and learning environment that supports them to harness their talents and achieve their dreams. From pre-university and pathway programs to university, to English language and vocational training and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, we reach more than 70,000 aspirational learners at more than 120 colleges and campuses across our global network each year, powered by a diverse and talented group of 7,000 employees.

Essential experience required:

  • Minimum Master’s degree in a relevant subject
  • Teaching and assessment experience in UK higher or further education
  • Teaching qualification or be prepared to work towards completion, with experience of working with international students
  • Commitment to and understanding of the development of students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and adaptably to meet the changing needs of the organisation
  • Understand equal opportunity issues as they may impact on academic content and issues relating to student needs

Desirable experience required

  • PhD or Professional Doctorate in a relevant subject
  • Experience in curriculum design and evaluation
  • Network with relevant employers and industry sector related to the specialism

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK on an ongoing basis. Birmingham City University International College is a safeguarding employer, and the successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS check.

What we offer

The Navitas Group offers outstanding long-term career opportunities within the UK and abroad and is an equal opportunities employer. Birmingham City University International College reserve the right to fill the position by invitation.

Enquiries and applications, including both a covering letter and curriculum vitae as well as the module(s) of interest should be sent to:

Geoff French geoff.french@bcuic.bcu.ac.uk  Director of Academic and Student Services

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 31st January 2022 

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