Year Leader, MA Graphic Communication Design » Central Saint Martins, London

Job type:
Part time

Job term:

United Kingdom

03 Mar 2017

£43,961 - £52,965 pro rata, per annum


Why choose us? 

Central Saint Martins is a world-leading centre for arts and design education.  Its reputation stems from the creative energy of its staff and students and the stellar achievements of its graduates nationally and internationally.  The nine programmes at CSM explore the boundaries of their discipline.  Students and staff are continually alert to new ideas, and are curious and restless in developing beyond the expected norms of their subject, so emerging work is at the forefront of its area.  CSM sits at the heart of London’s creative scene, and of one of Europe’s most dynamic new culture and innovation quarters at King’s Cross, making the college increasingly important to London’s cultural life, and indicative of our general desire to open up CSM to as broad an audience as possible. 

The role

We are seeking to appoint two half-time (0.5 FTE) Year Leaders to join the MA Graphic Communication Design staff team. MAGCD pursues a direct and in-depth connection between the ‘applied arts’ tradition of graphic design and a critical and creative approach to communication. The course resides within the Graphic Communication Design Programme and contributes to a broader subject community alongside BA (Honours) Graphic Communication Design. You will be joining a diverse international student and staff community.

In addition to bringing a distinct and nuanced subject perspective to the course leadership team, each of the two MAGCD Year Leaders appointed will take responsibility for day to day management of one cohort of MAGCD students including delivery of the curriculum and assessment, pastoral care, planning and organisation, facilitation of hourly paid staff, recruitment and admissions, induction, events and exhibitions. Together with the Course Leader and other Year Leader, you will contribute to the curriculum, academic mission, vision and enhancement, development, positioning and shaping of the course and the subject at a time of complex social, cultural and technological change.

Your profile

You will bring a dynamic and critical perspective on the future of graphic and communication design and a passion for the exploration. You have a postgraduate qualification, an established practice and professional profile in graphic or communication design, or a related discipline, and/or a commitment to research and engagement with current disciplinary and interdisciplinary debates. You have experience of teaching and leadership within a higher education environment. You thrive on challenges and can manage time, resources and complex workloads. You are committed to and passionate about teaching and learning and providing excellent student support. You bring creativity, agility and intelligence to your work as an educator, practitioner and advocate for this increasingly vital discipline.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries about this role please contact James Couling, Staffing Administrator, email or telephone 0207 514 7885

University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity and UAL positively welcomes applications from black and minority ethnic staff who are currently underrepresented at this level.

Company's website:
Central Saint Martins

Company size:
1001-5000 employees

Company type:
Company - Privat

United Kingdom


$100 to $500 million per year


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Professor of Practice in Contemporary Design » Aalto University, Helsinki

Job type:

Job location:

30 Jan 2017

Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.

03 Jan 2017

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meets technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20,000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) is an institution of higher education for design, media, architecture, motion picture, art education and art. The current key areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, welfare architecture and emerging technologies as well as urban planning and design. The school produces specialists and innovators of art, design and architecture with strong artistic and technical skills.

The Department of Design is an academic community of approximately 850 students, 70 doctoral students and 70 faculty members. The department conducts research and provides education in bachelor, master and doctoral programmes across a broad range of subjects and themes. Additional information about the department is found online:

The Department of Design invites applications for:

Professor of practice in contemporary design.

Job description:

Applied art and design has a long and illustrious history at Aalto University and its predecessor with consistent international visibility and recognition. In order to maintain its leadership in the field, Aalto ARTS has opened a call to find a professor of practice in contemporary design.

The university is looking for a person who excels on the field of experimental product design and builds collaborative dialogue with contemporary arts, media and culture at large. The professor explores new forums of presenting design and new models of entrepreneurial design activity. Professor of practice in contemporary design strategically updates the field to meet the complex demands of today and the future. The professor elevates and redefines the field of exploratory product design by developing teaching and artistic/professional activities and creating interfaces towards research. The professor broadens the perspectives of design by embracing new technologies and materials and establishing active multidisciplinary collaboration with stakeholders within and outside Aalto University. The professor instils entrepreneurial spirit to teaching.

Professor of practice in contemporary design exercises and leads creative design practice, plans, leads and provides education, engages in the local and international development of the field, and participates in service to the Aalto University community.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a fixed five year term with the title of professor of practice. The position will commence on the 1 August 2017 or as agreed.


Professor of practice position is subject to external evaluation. A successful applicant is expected to have significant internationally recognised artistic achievements in the field of design, strong experience in contemporary design practices and wide leadership experience in the field of design.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of the following areas:

  • artistic merits in design practice
  • teaching experience and achievements
  • research and/or professional publishing
  • cross-disciplinary collaborative and leadership skills
  • activity in the design and/or academic community

For additional information please contact chairman of the departmental committee, Professor Turkka Keinonen (

In recruitment process related questions, you may contact HR-coordinator Piia Vaisanen, or tel. +358 50 408 3097.

The application process includes two phases. In the first phase the applicants are required to submit the following material:

  • motivation letter
  • curriculum vitae, maximum five pages, including contact information
  • list of publications including design and artistic productions (the most important ones to be marked with an asterisk)
  • design portfolio including five most significant projects and/or publications in a PDF form (maximum file size 100 MB)
  • statement describing the applicant´s vision of contemporary design field and teaching (maximum two pages)

All application materials should be submitted in English. Aalto University does not accept any letters of recommendations during the application process.

From amongst the applicants in the first phase, Aalto University will select those who will be asked to supplement their application materials with eg a teaching portfolio, and to visit the School of Arts, Design and Architecture on March 17, 2017. Supplemented applications are submitted for review by external experts (the second phase of the application process).

Organisation's website:
Aalto University

Organisation size:
501-1000 employees

Organisation type:
College / University




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Sr. Brand & Design Specialist » WWF, Woking, UK

We have an exciting role within our communications and fundraising department, working in the brand & design team.

The brand & design team has a mandate to champion creativity and our iconic brand for WWF-UK. The team is responsible for promoting good design thinking, our visual and verbal identity, as well as for internal communications, corporate content, loyalty communications and our retail operations, making the most of these channels for promoting our brand with our supporter audiences.

We’re looking for a talented brand and design specialist to join this thriving team. This role ensures that our brand voice is strong and consistent, guiding colleagues as they work with our brand and leading our growth.

This role is vital in ensuring that our brand and design philosophy is a central part of everyone’s strategy, and that we are leading the way using our digital channels to meet our audience needs.

This position will suit someone who thrives on problem solving, who takes a lead but also enjoys working as part of a team, and who’s creative and innovative – with a can-do attitude and ability to spot a great opportunity.

For further information please view the attached role insight.

To apply, please complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV and cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this role and why you are a suitable candidate.

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance


Job Type:

Contract Type:

United Kindgdom

Circa £40,000 plus excellent benefits

2 Jan 2017

27 Dec 2016

Sr. Tutor in Information Experience Design » Royal College of Art, Kensington

The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities. Its international reputation for excellence in teaching, practice and research has been recognised for two successive years by the highly regarded QS World Ranking survey, with the College as the world's number one art and design university in both 2015 and 2016.

In a rapidly changing world of technological and behavioural shifts, the School of Communication, with its core disciplines of Animation, Information Experience Design and Visual Communication, has been thrown into the centre of an exciting vortex of new possibilities and challenges.

We are currently seeking to appoint a new Senior Tutor in to provide academic leadership of the Experimental Design pathway within the Information Experience Design (IED) programme, contributing to the intellectual life of the pathway, primarily in terms of research and secondarily in teaching. Working with the Head of Programme, the person appointed to this role will be responsible for coordinating high-quality research, supervision and teaching practice.

The postholder will oversee the development of the pathway’s research profile in the form of funded research, PhD supervision, the development of research labs and projects, and an MA seminar series. They will ensure effective communication with the School’s research community and with external partners, maintain the programme’s academic standards for research degree study and supervision, and develop and lead new initiatives to enhance the pathway’s research. The postholder will maintain an international research profile, initiate, plan, lead and deliver externally funded research and knowledge exchange initiatives, and undertake research degree supervision and examination in one or more of the programme’s areas of expertise.

Applicants should have an acknowledged international standing in their subject or profession together with significant and relevant teaching experience in Higher Education. A postgraduate qualification and either a PhD in a relevant discipline, experience or qualifications in research degree supervision are essential. Enthusiasm and an ability to work collaboratively with a small staff team are also essential.

Interviews will be held in the morning of 23 January 2017.

Royal College of Art

Job Type:

United Kingdom

4 Jan 2017

26 Dec 2016