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International Lecturer in Design (Teaching and Research)

Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Salary:   £35,845 to £40,322
Closing Date:   Friday 27 September 2019
Reference:  A2807

Applications are invited for the position of International Lecturer in Design delivering teaching at the Joint Institute in Weihai, China as part of the international strategic partnership that has been established between Beijing-Jiaotong University and Lancaster University (BJTU-LU). 

Since September 2016 undergraduate programmes in Computing, Design, Engineering and Environmental Science have been on offer to Chinese and international students, co-delivered by Lancaster and BJTU academics. Masters courses in Computing and Engineering were available from 2017 and courses in Business, Accounting & Finance and Logistics from 2018. Graduates will receive a degree from both institutions and a joint academic transcript.

You will deliver undergraduate modules in design studio and related contextual studies and to undertake research in design. The post will require 2 teaching assignments in China each year, of 8-10 weeks duration each. You must hold a doctoral degree in design or equivalent professional experience and you are expected to have records of scholarship, research, and two-year teaching or equivalent industry experience.

You must be capable and willing to work overseas with a teaching workload for reasonable periods (i.e. 10 weekly durations) and effectively use the time in between preparing and assessing at Lancaster University, alongside their scholarly activities.

You will have a comprehensive induction at Lancaster University before your first assignment to China in winter 2019. During the induction period and as part of your development programme, you will be assigned a mentor at Lancaster University before going out to Weihai. 

Members of academic staff are entitled to paid accommodation in Weihai, travel allowances and medical insurance by Lancaster University’s International (Short term) Assignment policy.

Lancaster is committed to providing students at Lancaster University College - Beijing Jiaotong University with excellent student experience and many of Lancaster’s resources will be available to them. Academic standards will be subject to rigorous quality assurance, including continuous moderation of assessment setting and marking.

This is a full time, indefinite appointment.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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