Senior Tutor (Research) School-wide

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-level institution 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.

We are seeking outstanding practitioners and researchers to contribute towards the ongoing work of the School of Design and the Royal College of Art more broadly.

Taking a role in the shaping and delivery of curriculum within the programmes in the School of Design, the successful candidate will lead on the organisation of exhibitions and events, deliver workshops, seminars, crits and tutorials, including participating in and chairing examination panels. You will contribute to discussions about the development of the programmes and School and pioneer new ways of teaching and conducting research. This is an interdisciplinary design role and the successful candidate will contribute to all Programmes, particularly Across RCA, the Grand Challenge, Electives and the new Design Futures programme.

Your research will be expected to operate at a high level, consistently producing research outputs of at least 3* REF quality to enable submission to the REF. You will pursue funding opportunities for your research and involve colleagues in collaborative projects and contributing to the rich research culture and environment of the School as described in the School’s Research Plan.

The successful candidate will seek always to promote the college and its staff and students, acting always as a positive advocate for the Royal College of Art. You will have a commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students, as well as continuous professional development. You will have evidence of the ability to supervise academic work at masters and doctoral level.

Please see the information pack for more 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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