International Lecturer in Design (Teaching and Scholarship)

Lancaster, Lancashire
£35,845 - £40,322
03 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Ref: A3032B

International Lecturer in Design (Teaching and Scholarship)

Department: Institute for Contemporary Arts

Salary: £35,845 - £40,322

Closing Date: 30 June 2020

Contract: Fixed Term

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 interaction, covering user experience, application development and prototyping, and support teaching in design studio and related contextual studies, alongside research and/or scholarly activity in design. The post will normal require 2 teaching assignments in China each year, with online delivery if international travel continues to be restricted due to Covid-19. 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 teaching assignment. 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 appointment for 12 months, from July 2020 to end June 2021. Appointment will be made at Lecturer level, in accordance with the criteria detailed in the person specification.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.