​​​​​​​Programme Leader (MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice)

16 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

LASALLE College of the Arts is Asia’s leading contemporary arts and design institution with 30 diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in arts and design. LASALLE provides a nurturing, interdisciplinary learning environment to inspire the next generation of forward-looking, globally engaged artists, designers and leaders of creative industries. Its faculty comprises a community of award-winning artists, designers, educators and researchers, whose practice-led research sets LASALLE apart as an international centre of excellence. LASALLE is ranked within the top 151-200 institutions globally for art and design (QS World University Rankings 2023). LASALLE is part of the new University of the Arts Singapore which will open its doors for its first degree intake in 2024.

Programme Leader (MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice)

MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice is a pioneering and successful programme that seeks to explore the particularities of the teaching and learning of arts and culture. The programme prepares artists, designers, cultural practitioners and creative industry professionals for careers as arts educators. Graduates apply their practice across a number of settings including public education programmes, schools and tertiary institutions.

We are seeking to appoint a Programme Leader to direct and teach this one of a kind  programme.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished academic in arts education with a strong creative practice or research practice. You will bring a keen interest in shaping the future of arts and culture education through exploring innovative pedagogies and creative education practices.

The programme sits within the School of Creative Industries in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Media and Creative Industries. Reporting to the Head of School and Dean, your key responsibilities will include the organisation, planning and delivery of the programme. As  Programme Leader, you will be responsible for creating a stimulating environment for students, ensuring the programme maintains its current high standards, and setting the programme’s strategic direction for the future. As an academic or scholar-practitioner, you will be expected to contribute to the research culture at LASALLE through scholarly work and/or practice-led research, while also teaching modules and supervising MA theses.

Your key operational responsibilities include overseeing the curriculum and its development, planning and coordination of classes and assessment, ensuring high levels of quality assurance to meet the academic standards of the College; and managing 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 line with the breadth and range of different practices across the arts education field, we are keen to consider applicants with diverse experience and backgrounds in art, design and culture. Please apply if you feel you could bring leadership to this exciting and successful programme.


  • Ph.D., EdD, or other terminal degree in a relevant field. 
  • A publication record appropriate to senior academic standing.
  • At least 10 years’ of related professional practice and teaching experience in art, design or creative industry education, preferably at tertiary level, and at least 4 years’ experience in course or programme management and the supervision and development of teaching staff.
  • Substantial knowledge and extensive experience of the academic framework of higher education in arts institutions.
  • Experience in supervising MA level student theses.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills. 
  • Ability to engage students through a range of delivery modes.
  • A strong belief in the importance of collegiality and demonstrable ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • A positive attitude to research and able to mentor emerging researchers. 

Interested applicants are invited to apply directly at the LASALLE careers portal. Closing date is 15 April 2023 or until the position is filled. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.