Lecturer in 3D Design (Making)
Lecturer in 3D Design (Making)
(Fixed Term Contract to August 2021)
HBU-UCLan School of Media, Communication & Creative Industries
Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei Province, China
£25,750 per annum (pro rata) plus attractive benefits including additional £1,500 (pro rata) bonus at the end of the academic year following a full year’s service
HBU-UCLan School of Media, Communication and Creative Industries is a partnership between Hebei University in China and the University of Central Lancashire in Preston UK. It was established in 2014 and now has 800 students studying for UCLan validated degrees. This is an exciting period for the School as, in the early part of 2020, the School will move to a new purpose-built building on campus in Baoding. This will provide students with some of the best accommodation and facilities for Art, Design and Media in China.
The School is looking to recruit a Lecturer in 3D Design (Making) to join the team delivering the BA (Hons) in Interior Design. This is an outstanding and quite unique opportunity to work as part of a team out in China, to develop a high quality creative industries facility on a large modern campus at Hebei University.
HBU is the most significant university in Hebei Province, and the closest university to the Xiong’an development, which will be the world’s largest construction project over the next 30 years.
Suitable candidates may come from a range of art and design disciplines, but must be comfortable in a workshop situation and able to supervise and demonstrate the safe use of tools and machinery. Competence and experience in using CAD packages and digital printing technologies is an advantage.
Applicants need to be qualified to Master’s level.
The School has joint non-independent status and has approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education. We are now looking towards the second phase of the partnership and recently received approval from the MoE to start the development of Masters level provision. We are also in discussions with relevant professional sectors in Hebei Province looking towards the establishment of research and innovation centres in key areas such as digital content and cultural heritage. This presents an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to build a professional profile within a unique cross-cultural and dynamic environment.
Hebei University (HBU) is located in the historic city of Baoding, approximately 36 minutes from Beijing by the new fast train. The city is becoming a commuter base for Beijing and Hebei Province has a total population of over 77 million people.
The programmes currently validated and running in the joint School are:
BA (Hons) Advertising
BA (Hons) Animation
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Interior Design
BA (Hons) Media Production and Technology
BA (Hons) Media and Film and Production
The role is subject to references, DBS Check and obtaining a China work Z visa (restrictions apply).
In addition to the competitive salary, there is a bonus upon completion of a full year’s service of £1,500 (pro rata) payable at the end of the academic year; the attractive benefits package also includes accommodation, visa and two return economy flights (up to a value of £1,000 per return flight) per academic year to the Lecturer’s home country.
For further information about the HBU-UCLan School of Media, Communication and Creative Industries, please visit http://www.uclan.ac.uk/campuses/hebei_china.php.
To request a copy of the job description and person specification, please email Tony Fitter, Administration Manager at TFitter@uclan.ac.uk
Applicants are requested to submit a CV with a covering statement demonstrating how they meet the person specification to TFitter@uclan.ac.uk
Application Closing Date: Monday 6th January 2020