University of the Arts London (UAL) is looking for an experienced Lecturer to play a vital role in teaching, curriculum development, and ongoing scholarship within the User Experience Design course at the UAL London College of Communication (LCC).
You will support and lead students in exploring the non-linear human-centred design process where user needs and behaviours are at the forefront of design decisions. You will encourage students to pursue design intervention motivated by a deep understanding of users, user experience, and context. You will promote ethnographic research methods and modes of contextual enquiry to inform the design process, preparing students to engage in data collection and analysis.
Additionally, you will advise students throughout the holistic development of any digital product, guiding students to document, curate and communicate their individual design process using a strategic balance of written and visual modes of communication. You will also contribute to curriculum development in the domain of embodied and situated design practice, while working with the community of practice in questioning assumptions in user experience design.
You will be a specialist practitioner and/or researcher who is keen to use your academic and/or industry-based experience to develop and challenge the discipline and support the development of student work on the course. You will have previous experience of teaching, curriculum development and delivering an all-round high-quality student experience within a Higher Education or comparable context. You will demonstrate an ability to engage students through a combination of innovative and compassionate pedagogy, knowledge exchange and/or research.
An MA or equivalent relevant industry experience in fields associated with experience design or related disciplines is essential, along with a relevant teaching qualification or the willingness to obtain one. You must demonstrate a strong commitment to the advancement of your field, whilst promoting and applying responsible design practices within an academic or professional context.
If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Lesley Wilkins, Senior Resourcing Adviser at [email protected] or telephone: 020 7514 7985.
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Closing date: 17:00, 18th August 2023.
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