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Tutor in Product Design

The University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh College of Art

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £29,619 to £34,308
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd December 2022
Closes: 16th December 2022
Job Ref: 6015
 

Grade UE06: £29,619 to £34,308 Pro-rata  

Guarenteed hours: 191 hours minimum will be offered between January and May 2023. 

Open ended: Permanent

Applications are invited for a Guaranteed Hours (GH) contract as a tutor in Design.

  • DESI08084 Product Design: Electronic Things
  • DESI10057 Connected Things

The Opportunity:

Product Design is looking for an experienced tutor to join the teaching team, delivering electronics teaching to undergraduate product design students in semester 2.  The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering lectures, practicals and tutorials, and marking formative and summative submissions. Knowledge of Interaction Design, Electronics, Physical Computing and Hardware Development would be essential. One course is for undergraduate students at level 8 with no previous knowledge of Electronics. The aim of the course is to introduce students to electronics, develop their skills in the use of software and hardware for sensing, recording and reacting to data, developing data analysis skills, and introducing them to designing interactive and responsive artefacts.   A minimum of 97 hours are associated with this course.

The other course follows on from the above, for UG students at level 10 and introduces students to the use of electronics in creating connected products, develop student skills in the use of software and hardware for capturing, streaming and reacting to data, as well as skills in data analysis from the capture methods toward the iteration and evaluation of connected products. A minimum of 94 hours are associated with this role. 

The panel may recruit an individual to deliver one, or both courses.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • A degree in Product Design, Interaction Design, Computing or other relevant area.
  • Excellent level of knowledge of Physical Computing and Digital Product Design, including prototyping with Arduino kits and data-streaming platforms.
  • Highly effective design/computing based teaching and general communication skills
  • Ability to work confidently and effectively with a diverse student cohort

Click here for a copy of the full job description.

As a valued member of our team you can expect: An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

On this occasion the University will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK. 

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