Teaching Assistant, Creating Narratives and Visual Literacy

21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The need for effective communication amongst designers, architects, and engineers, has become a forefront issue for the university. In support of this, the Division of Industrial Design will offer course modules in Creating Narratives, Communication Practices and Visual Literacy. These modules are compulsory for students studying Industrial Design, Architecture and Engineering. 

To adequately scale these course offerings, the Division of Industrial Design in seeking a Teaching Assistant to work with the course lead in developing content, assist in course delivery, and eventually teaching course modules independently. Courses will be designed to be delivered using a synchronous and asynchronous teaching model.

Course content will be focused on the importance of storytelling for communication, information, and persuasion. It will teach students the visual components to support these concepts such as organizational principles, typographic hierarchy and layout, visualization strategies, color usage, and presentation skills. Textual components will be supported in collaboration with CELC (Centre for English Language Communication).

We are currently looking for dynamic, passionate and inspirational teaching assistants who have a clear knowledge of the visual communication practices. You will also need to be able to communicate concepts effective to students and contribute to continued improvements to content and teaching pedagogy.

This is a full-time post and offers a fantastic opportunity for professional development. Candidates will receive training in teaching and design facilitation. All course materials will be provided.

Job Requirements

The candidate will actively work with the faculty content creator and lead instructor. The candidate will be responsible for co-teaching an overall course module (of 50 students), then managing a section of students independently (25 students). The candidate will also assist in developing online content to be delivered asynchronously in subsequent semesters, then managing several sections of the same course module to approximately 25 students. In this scenario the candidate will providing feedback and assessment during class hours and consultations, as students work through a series of communication applications. As a staff member in the Division of Industrial Design, you will also provide support to various activities and service areas.

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related discipline, with a keen interest in teaching, as well as a track record of design excellence, research and/or practice. Remuneration will commensurate with experience and degree. 

The Division of Industrial Design is an equal opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity.

Successful applicants may start immediately, applicants should be able to commence work prior to academic year 2021/22. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Applications are to include:

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Publication and/or Project list;
  • Design portfolio if available;
  • Statement of Interest;
  • A list of referees (min. 2) with contact details (who will be contacted only with your concurrence);

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: School of Design And Environment
Department : Division of Industrial Design
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 6865