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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in in Visual Communication

School of Art

Location:  Brighton - Grand Parade
Salary:  £35,845 to £51,034 per annum
Closing Date:  Tuesday 20 April 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 13 May 2021
Reference:  AR3134-21-090

Join our team at our vibrant city centre campus and play an important and active part in developing our Visual Communication subject area. You will be working with students and colleagues to realise a collective vision that will take the courses forward in their next iteration. Central to this will be your capacity to draw together practical and theory learning to support students to make productive synergies between their studio work and the theory sessions, enabling practical wisdom, that combines making and thinking to emerge. 

You will have the opportunity to work at all levels of study on the Visual Communication programme including BA(Hons) Graphic Design, BA(Hons) Illustration, BA(Hons) Games Art and Design, BA(Hons) Animation, BA(Hons) Design for Digital Media, MA Graphic Design and MA Sequential Design/Illustration, however the main focus of the posts will be in Graphic Design at undergraduate level. 

The programme is a vibrant set of courses focussed around the exploration of visual communication and forms part of the School of Art + Media. The courses are a mix of established programmes of study and innovative new offerings responding to industry and societal changes. The programme has a heritage linked to print and analogue process but also embraces digital media and technology. 

You will have:

  • An established research-led practice that demonstrates a significant contribution to the field of contemporary visual communication.
  • An academic with the capacity to meaningfully introduce their own research interests into the learning experience and to contribute to the core curriculum themes of creativity, wellbeing, identity, global citizenship, sequence, audience and contemporary collaborative practice.   
  • The ability to build a peer learning community which is both supportive and stable and at the same time challenging, vibrant and dynamic. 
  • Proven organisational skills and be able to design teaching materials, identify areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement, supervise student projects, and field trips. 
  • The ability to lead tutorials, deliver lectures and conduct seminar groups. 

The role will also include formative and summative assessment responsibilities and engagement in all aspects of course promotion and admissions.

You will be based at our campus at Grand Parade in the city centre, a hub for the University’s creative courses, ground-breaking exhibitions and international research.

This is a full-time, permanent role. Job-sharers are welcome to apply.

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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.



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