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International Lecturer in Design (Teaching & Scholarship)

Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Salary:   £41,526 to £59,135
Closing Date:   Friday 06 December 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 07 January 2020
Reference:  A2874

Applications are invited for the position of International Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Design delivering teaching at the Joint Institute, located in Nanhai New District in the Weihai city-region of Shandong Province, China, as part of the international strategic partnership that has been established between Lancaster University and Beijing-Jiaotong University (LUC@BJTU).

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. Graduates of the programmes 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 undertake research and/or scholarly activity in design. The post will require 2 teaching assignments in China each year. You must hold a doctoral degree in design or have equivalent professional experience, a record of scholarship and/or research, and at least two-years’ experience in teaching at University level in a Western university. 

You must be capable and willing to work overseas with a teaching workload for periods of 8 to 10 weeks in duration, and effectively use the time in between for preparation of teaching materials and assessment of coursework at Lancaster University, alongside research and scholarly activities.

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

Members of academic staff are entitled to paid accommodation in Nanhai, travel allowances and medical insurance under 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. Appointment will be made at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level, in accordance with the criteria detailed in the person specification.

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