NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

Senior Lecturer: BA (HONS) Graphic Communication

Location
Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
Salary
£40,792 to £48,677 per annum
Posted
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

SENIOR LECTURER: BA (HONS) GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
£40,792 to £48,677 per annum 

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is a successful and expanding specialist university, offering high-quality education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our dynamic, contemporary and creative provision in arts, design, architecture and media is delivered from a unique campus in the heart of the City of Norwich. Teaching at NUA has long been recognised as being of the very highest standard, and this was recently confirmed with the University achieving a Gold Award against the metrics of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. Graduate employability curriculum relevance and creative practice are key factors in our acknowledged success and national profile. 

The University is known for its distinctive research and innovation and is a leading contributor to the cultural and economic life of the city and country, and a distinctive, high-quality specialist university educating the future workforce for the creative industries.

The BA (Hons) Graphic Communication course at NUA equips students with the skills and knowledge to solve complex graphic communication problems across a broad range of media and supports them to anticipate and shape future emerging trends and needs of the industry.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer to act as Subject Lead for the Graphic Communication course. The role involves coordinating, developing and delivering the Year 2 and Year 3 programme of the course and contributing to teaching across the three Graphics awards as required.

You will work within a team of seven full-time academic staff who support the three awards under a single Course Leader. 

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of contemporary graphic design practices and their multiple applications in industry, and will be able to articulate their vision of current and future industry needs. Skills and experience in applying graphic design across a wide range of screen/digital environments, including design for web, app design and UX, as well as print applications, is essential. You will be fluent in the current demands of industry and confident in helping to prepare students for a highly competitive employment market. Experience and understanding of interdisciplinary working, design-thinking, creative coding and human-centred/issue-based problem-solving is highly desirable. 

You will have a credible and up-to-date background in graphic design, through both professional and relevant academic experience. You will be able to demonstrate high levels of organisational skills and the ability to work with colleagues across the university to ensure a high-quality student experience. You will be an engaging and innovative teacher who is focused on enhancing the student experience.

The post holder will be proactive and innovative in their approach to the role with strong team working skills and an ability to contribute to the management of the course in collaboration with the Course Leader and team. 

Closing date: Monday 26th November 2018 

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 13th December 2018 

Application packs and further details for the above post are available at https://www.nua.ac.uk/about-nua/work-at-nua/  

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from the BAME community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.  All appointments will be made on merit.