Programme Leader – Diploma in Design Communication

Singapore (SG)
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Architecturally unique and spanning two campuses – McNally and Winstedt – LASALLE is a creative hotbed for diverse art forms to coalesce and co-mingle, providing an inspiring learning environment for students.

LASALLE College of the Arts is at the leading edge of contemporary arts education in Asia and works in close partnership with GOLDSMITHS, University of London, which validates its degree programmes and collaborates on teaching exchanges and research initiatives. It has set an agenda for excellence to bring the College to the forefront of international arts pedagogy, practice and research.

PROGRAMME LEADER – Diploma in Design Communication

The School of Design Communication, resides within the Faculty of Design seeks to appoint a Programme Leader for the Diploma in Design Communication programme. Reporting to the Dean and Head of School of Design Communication, you will be responsible for the academic leadership and management of the programme with the aim to achieve students’ learning outcomes.

Your key responsibilities include overseeing the curriculum and its continuing development, the planning and co-ordination of classes and managing students’ projects and exhibitions relevant to the programme. You will ensure high levels of quality assurance to meet the academic standards of the validating partner and the College. You will also manage the programme efficiently within the allotted resources and budget, which includes selection and management of part-time staff and a range of visiting artists.

In addition to the academic administration, the Programme Leader also undertakes teaching of Diploma in Design Communication programme and other programmes within the School of Design Communication and the Faculty of Design.

As Programme Leader you will also provide strong and active commitment to the encouragement and furtherance of staff professional development, practice and research, and we encourage applications from individuals with an established professional practice and research profile.


  • Postgraduate qualification, PhD or equivalent with substantial professional practice in a relevant field
  • At least 10 years of tertiary-level teaching experience with knowledge of Higher Education Quality Assurance Framework and at least 5 years of full-time professional experience
  • Some experience of teaching product design within a multicultural context, and an awareness of the design communication industry in Singapore
  • At least 7 years or the equivalent in course/programme management and the supervision and development of teaching staff
  • Substantial knowledge and extensive experience of academic framework of higher education in arts institutions
  • Knowledge of contextualizing academic programme content and curriculum development to fulfill requirements of accreditation and for programme enhancement
  • Proven ability in managing curriculum planning, programme budget and programme delivery
  • Teacher training qualification is an advantage.
  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to engage students through a range of delivery modes
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team and collaborate with colleagues at all levels 
  • Good pastoral care skills would be advantageous.
  • A positive attitude to research in design communication and educational fields, and preferably a personal research profile and able to mentor emerging researchers

Please submit your letter of interest, curriculum vitae indicating current and expected salary, and indicating clearly the position you are applying, by e-mail to: or in writing (stating clearly the position applying in the envelope) to:

Director - Division of Human Resources                                                            

LASALLE College of the Arts

1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940

Closing date is 31 October 2018 OR until position is filled.

Information on the Institution can be found at

For information about the School of Design Communication, please visit:

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified

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