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Lecturer in Design

Northeastern University London

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Northeastern University London (NU London) is a prestigious higher education institution based in the heart of London and is part of Northeastern University’s global campus network.

Overlooking the River Thames near Tower Bridge, NU London offers academically challenging educational programmes designed to inspire innovative thinking, encourage interdisciplinary study, and provide global experiences. The bright and modern campus offers award winning, contemporary facilities for students and staff including state of the art audio visual technology in its teaching and meeting spaces.

Inspired by excellence, infused with an energy of ideas and ability in motion, at NU London, being a part of our staff is to be a part of a collective of entrepreneurs and educators, builders and thinkers. NU London is growing quickly, offering opportunity and growth for our staff. Currently hosting 1,500 students, our aim is to have 4000 students by 2028/29.

The role 

NU London wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Design. You will teach the course Experience & Interaction, a Level 4 (1st year undergraduate) course which examines interactive experience through the lens of speculative design, tactical media, contemporary art, and social scenarios.

In this role, you will be responsible for conducting lectures, facilitating technical workshops, and evaluating student coursework. The ability to communicate complex concepts and provide constructive feedback is essential.  We wish to appoint a specialist in User Experience Design and you should have a comprehensive understanding of the current landscape of UX design and be updated on industry trends and best practices. Preference may be given to candidates with active interests in the relationship of Design to one or more of the following areas: commercial/industrial activity and student employability..

Core duties will include teaching a double-taught course (2 x 3h per week, each session taught twice to two different groups) for a semester of 12 weeks. The teaching should be interactive and engaging, rather than traditional lecturing. In addition, you will mark assessments for up to 60 students, hold office hours, and maintain a course VLE site in accordance with University policies and student needs. Attendance at regular team and faculty meetings is desirable where possible. The role requires availability for teaching on two separate days of the week. All teaching in this subject area takes place on campus in central London.

Person Specification

To excel in this role, you will have the following skills and experience, or transferable skills.

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent professional experience, in a relevant area (essential).
  • PhD completed, or near completion (all but dissertation), or equivalent professional experience, in a relevant area (desirable).
  • FHEA status, or equivalent, achieved or expected (desirable).
  • Demonstrate, through evidence, excellent ability to be adaptable, innovative, and inclusive in teaching, including teaching to diverse audiences.
  • Teaching competency in User Interface Design at Level 4 (1st year undergraduate international exchange students).

Choose NU London

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, the University supports staff maintaining a good work/life balance, your health and wellness are of utmost importance to us, and our offerings encompass: 

  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays and winter break holidays (normally 2 days between Christmas and New Year).
  • Access to personalised Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plans and opportunities.
  • Support with private medical insurance.
  • Eye test reimbursement.
  • Cycle Scheme vouchers.
  • 24/7 employee assistance/ support via our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to deals and discounts for food & shopping in the local area.

We are hoping to move to a timetable where Wednesday afternoon’s are available for student clubs/ activities and staff CPD.

How to apply

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and will be judged on merit alone.

To apply, click the apply button above. NU London currently uses Google Forms for applications, so you will need a Gmail account to log in and apply. Applications must include a covering letter of no more than one page and a full curriculum vitae.

You can consult our academic job description by clicking the button below.

Submission Deadline 23:59 on Sunday 17 March 2024. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Marianna Koli, Faculty Director for Social Sciences (marianna.koli@nulondon.ac.uk).

Location: London
Salary: £40,847 to £45,949 Per annum pro rata (7.5 months, part-time; Fixed term), depending on experience
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: LID0224
   
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