Senior Lecturer Interior Design

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
£41,624- £49,224
31 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Senior Lecturer Interior Design
£41,624- £49,224 incl. LW
Permanent, Part Time
Ref: 2835

The Role

We are looking for an exceptionally talented and enthusiastic lecturer with an inspiring current practice. Interior Design at Kingston explores the resourceful adaption and appropriation of built internal space in response to the diverse needs of prospective inhabitants. Our work spans a broad and challenging territory; from temporary interventions into culturally significant spaces to the significant alteration and repurposing of inherited built fabric. Our approach is underpinned by the critical exploration of inhabitation and the spatial and material resolution of propositions in challenging contexts that simultaneously mirror and question professional practice in this field.

Interior Design sits alongside Product & Furniture Design, Fashion, Graphic Design and Illustration Animation within the Design School where an open-minded, interdisciplinary outlook is favoured. The course is part of the unique disciplinary provision at Kingston, including our recently appointed Professor of Interior Design, Ben Kelly and the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC). A key area of focus within the School is problem finding and the role of research, investigation, creativity and imagination in the process of making Interior Design. You would be a year group leader in the first instance.
You will have a proven track record as a designer and have the necessary experience of management, teaching and research in higher education to help lead the ongoing development of this area. As part of the community of educators, practitioners and researchers working at undergraduate and postgraduate level within the newly created 3D Department within the interdisciplinary Design School at Kingston you will have a significant role in describing the future direction of the subject and the school itself as we continue to advance our approach and grow our offer.

The Person

  • A postgraduate degree in Interior Design or a related discipline.
  • A critical approach to professional practice and/or research
  • A thorough understanding of contemporary national and international Interior Design practice.
  • Significant teaching experience at undergraduate and/ or post graduate level
  • Experience of assessment processes and procedures in higher education
  • Evidence of ability to manage resources, keep records and monitor performance.
  • Evidence of ability to conduct and manage research projects.
  • Evidence of ability to attract research funding from research councils and other agencies.
  • Supervision of Ph.D students to successful completion.
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively as part of a team and communicate/collaborate with colleagues.
  • Evidence of good networking skills and awareness of future direction of this specialist subject area and key scholars in the field.

The Faculty/Department

The Design School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research level study in a challenging and stimulating environment where diversity, individuality and inventive solutions are encouraged and explored. Our courses enjoy national and international recognition and reputation across the broad spectrum of design disciplines, with real-world practice and research driving the development of our programmes and with high-level professionals engaged in teaching our students. Our graduates are practicing across the design and creative industries on a global perspective – The Design School provides an unrivalled grounding for professional life.

Further Information and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 2 May 2017.

Kingston University is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

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