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International Lecturer in Design

Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Salary:   £35,210 to £48,676
Closing Date:   Sunday 07 July 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A2714

Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Design (Teaching and Scholarship) at grade 7 or 8 to cover a period of maternity, working at both our Lancaster campus and at our partner institution, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) in China. 

The lectureship is open to candidates with expertise in design practice and contextual studies in design to teach on our undergraduate course in Design Interactions.

Lancaster University has a joint institute with its highly ranked partner Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU). Design teaching of the Lancaster University course at BJTU will soon be entering its third year. The campus, called Lancaster University College - Beijing Jiaotong University, is located in Weihai in the Shandong province in China. Key responsibilities will include:

  1. Delivering up to two visits of 10 weeks duration each, teaching at the Weihai campus; 

  2. Engaging with the administration and day-to-day running of the Department.

You should be able to demonstrate potential to teach into our existing strengths in product design, digital design, design for sustainability, design theory, design management and strategy, or service design, with capacity to deliver practical and theoretical modules. You will be a member of the Design section in LICA, and will be expected to pursue scholarship alongside your teaching role. 

We encourage a wide and diverse range of applications and are open to broad interpretations of the role of design in the 21st century.

This is a full time, fixed term post to cover a period of maternity to begin as soon as possible until the end of April 2020. 

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Judith Mottram, Head of Department, LICA. Tel: 01524 594395.

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