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Senior Lecturer in Research Process (Spatial Design)

Lincoln School of Design

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £38,460 per annum
This post is permanent FTE 1.0
Closing Date:   Wednesday 17 July 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 01 August 2019
Reference:  COA311

Senior Lecturer in Research Process (Spatial Design)

Role Summary

The University of Lincoln seeks to appoint well-qualified and highly motivated Senior Lecturer to join the team responsible for delivering and managing the BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design (IAD) and BA(Hons) Design Exhibitions and Museums programmes’ Research Process (RP) Module stream. These modules deliver the design theory and contextual material, and presents students with the necessary methods of inquiry. Knowledge-based practice is considered as integral to design production on these programmes, so an emphasis is placed on visual research, critical analysis, the production of knowledge as a creative practice, and academic presentation.

The candidates will need to demonstrate they can enable students to translate and make meaningful links between Research Process and the Design Process module stream (with its emphasis on the conception, development, resolution, and communication of the outputs that constitute design. Further, to foster an awareness of design as a process to understand and address problems. As such the practices of research and design are not independent and the methods of each may inform the other reciprocally.

The Lincoln School of Design’s educational emphasis is also on developing critical creatives who are able to be enterprising professionals, and students will be connected by their focus on understanding on socially engaged contexts and collaborative approaches to working and developing their design practices.  A range of conceptual, technical, and professional knowledge areas are addressed through Design Process, but since design is an integrative and synthetic activity it is expected that students progressively incorporate attained skills and competencies from Research Process.

The Senior Lecturer will need a sound knowledge of at least three of the following: design thinking; design research; visual research; architectural theory; interior; narrative design; semiotics; normative theory; reflective practice; the history of western aesthetics; critical heritage. In addition to being an enthusiastic reliable team player and an engaging confident teacher, able to illustrate the application of research in design production. Furthermore, contribute to the management of the RP modules in collaboration with the Programme Leaders and Year Leads.

The ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to contribute to the university’s REF profile, both in 2021 and beyond, at the agreed minimum standards. The candidates should have a demonstrable track record of research outputs and funding applications, and be able to present clear forward research plans for the next three years.

Why choose us?

The University of Lincoln is ranked 17th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2020 League Tables. We strive to creative a friendly environment, supported by the University, which has students’ wellbeing at its heart. This was reflected in the National Student Survey 2018 where students rated the University of Lincoln 7th in the UK for overall student satisfaction. Lincoln was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible - in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) award in 2017. 

If you have any queries, you may contact the Head of School, Professor Anne Chick on: achick@lincoln.ac.uk

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

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We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.