Associate Lecturer, School of Communication – School Wide – (0.05FTE)

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.

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.   

The School of Communication is seeking Associate Lecturers who will be responsible for contributing to high-quality teaching and tuition to complement and enhance core teaching delivery of the School-wide Unit: Making Worlds with Others. The School Wide Unit focuses on developing, delivering and critically reflecting on  community focussed participatory activities led by students. 

Applicants should demonstrate knowledge and experience of current approaches to community engagement and collaborative working.  Experience of devising and delivering participatory workshops outside of a formal academic environment and have a demonstrated experience in community-based arts practice.

You will have a degree in relevant specialism with demonstrable experience in a media-based practice such as photography, curation, moving image, publishing, digital or narrative environments, along with experience of one to one and group teaching and tutoring on-line and through blended learning modes.

The successful candidate will foster a commitment to equality of opportunity and evidence of the ability to work harmoniously with students of all cultures and backgrounds, along with a commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students.

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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