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Contextual and Theoretical Coordinator

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20 Aug 2021

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Critical and Theoretical Studies (CTS) occupy a central position across the Design School and underpin all UG courses with a framework of critical, contextual and theoretical thinking which supports an international and diverse body of students in becoming confident in the research, analysis, critique and presentation of complex theoretical ideas and contexts linked to their emerging design interests.

Reporting to the CTS Lead, the CTS co-ordinators are responsible for the co-ordination of CTS teaching, curriculum development, and on-going scholarship within a programme. The post-holder will work collaboratively within the CTS team and liaise with UG course leaders, deploying specialist expertise to develop pedagogy and the curriculum in innovative and critical directions, and will be expected to undertake -
  • Pedagogic and curriculum development that stimulates thought and practice which challenge the canon of the Design disciplines represented in the School with the aim of promoting diversity, inclusivity and responsible design thinking.
  • Expansion to the capacity for optionality within the course design to meet the needs and individual interests of diverse and international student groups.
  • Responsibility for a group of undergraduate students' pastoral support, progress and attendance, maintaining records and liaising with course teams and colleagues at Programme level as appropriate.

The role offers an exciting opportunity to take an active role in the development of the CTS curriculum as the Design School works to embed key principles and shared values centred on Sustainable Design Futures and Social Justice, as suggested by the Responsible Design Framework, and the opportunities presented by recent advances in Digitally Enhanced Learning models.

Why choose us

London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in creative communications education. With the communications sector constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future.

Your profile

You will be someone who can combine teaching and assessment experience at Higher Education level with knowledge and critical understanding of the social, cultural, environmental, political and economic issues that shape contemporary design practices and theoretical discourses.

You will be able to apply innovative digital approaches to teaching and learning and be able to apply your own research, including pedagogic research, to the development of learning and assessment practice and innovative approaches to course development and delivery. You will have an ability to motivate a team effectively, setting clear objectives to manage performance, and to collaborate and work within teams across different professional groups.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 13th September 2021.

If you have any general queries, you may contact Lesley Wilkins, Staffing Administrator,

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date:17 August 2021 23:55.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn - a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.
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