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.