Associate Lecturer, School of Communication – College Wide – (0.08FTE)

Royal College of Art

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world’s number one art and design university for a remarkable nine consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – the worldwide survey of academic and industry opinion.

The Associate Lecturer will be responsible for contributing to high-quality teaching and tuition to complement and enhance core teaching delivery of the College-wide Unit: AcrossRCA.

Applicants should demonstrate knowledge and experience of current approaches to group and collaborative working, and online and blended delivery.

Associate Lecturers (ALs) at the Royal College of Art (RCA) contribute high quality, postgraduate teaching and tuition to complement and enhance core teaching delivery of Programmes across Schools and Directorates.   ALs bring leading industry expertise and specialism, often from diverse  disciplines and sectors, ensuring students receive depth and diversity in their Programme learning, and multi-disciplinary input during their studies. Depending on the specific scope of your employment you will be required to fulfil elements of the following as appropriate, directed by your Tutor, Senior Tutor, Head of Programme, or Dean.   

Learning & teaching

  • Contribute to teaching, delivering high-quality teaching content that meets the needs of individual students.
  • Provide academic, pastoral and technical (as appropriate) tutorial support to students, including regular group meetings as agreed.
  • Provide regular feedback to students to help them develop their skills and improve the quality of their work.
  • Provide up-to-date knowledge of subject area and professional contexts.
  • Keep abreast of developments and best practice in learning and teaching.
  • Continually update own knowledge and understanding in academic specialism.
  • Engage in staff development and pre-delivery planning events.
  • To advise their Tutor Groups on issues of ethics, equity and inclusion, including supporting students to mitigate ethical risk. 

Please see Information pack for further details.

The Royal College of Art (RCA)  aims to foster an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students and stakeholders are respected. 

We recognise the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings and how this  strengthens our research and enhances our teaching. In order for RCA to remain a world-leading institution we are committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles throughout all of our processes, from application through to appointment.

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