Lecturer in Illustration and Textiles

Job details
Posting date: 29 May 2024
Salary: £44,263 to £49,794 per year, pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 26 June 2024
Location: Cardiff, Cardiff County
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Cardiff Metropolitan University
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: 23REQ0002831

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In 2020, the University was named The Sunday Times ‘Welsh University of the Year 2021’; in 2021 it became the Times Higher Education ‘UK and Ireland University of the Year 2022’; and in 2022 it was ranked the top university in the UK in the People and Planet Green League.

If you have a record of achievement that demonstrates the commitment, aptitude and enthusiasm to contribute to our global learning community through excellent teaching, scholarship, research and innovation, along with a shared passion for our values and vision, we look forward to receiving your application. We are particularly keen to hear from, and to support, applicants who will help develop our research standing and who will enhance the diversity of our university, our community and our partnerships.

The opportunity
A British Art & Design School with a 150-year history, Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the Llandaff Campus and is home to students united by ambition and a true passion for creative enquiry. They are artists, designers, makers and thinkers in the fields of architecture, design, fashion, fine art, and a range of craft disciplines. The school is also home to FabLab, the Perceptual Experience Laboratory, Spin-out companies Fovotech and HUG™, and a number of major research and innovation initiatives that cohere around visual perception and user-centred design, linking disciplines from fine art to computer science.

Principal duties and responsibilities
You will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our taught portfolio contributing to the delivery of BA Textile Design & BA Illustration as well as contributing to cross-school modules at all levels as part of Cardiff School of Art and Design’s unique curriculum.

The post holder will contribute to collaborative interdisciplinary projects in research and innovation (which includes public engagement) and teaching. They will also contribute to a vibrant teaching and research culture by embedding their expertise in the curriculum, engaging with colleagues, and developing research outputs or impact relevant to their research.

Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level.

What we are looking for
A good level of knowledge relevant to the subject and professional area.
A sound understanding of pedagogy.
A sound understanding of research/innovation and scholarly activity.
A sound knowledge of contemporary surface design practices and processes relative to a range of textiles and illustration contexts.
A sound understanding of the applications of surface pattern design in commercial contexts.
Ability to develop teaching and/or research programmes and the provision of learning support.
Ability to design teaching and learning materials.
Ability to employ appropriate assessment methods.
Ability to identify areas for improvement and to use initiative and problem-solving skills to improve performance.
Ability to communicate and disseminate complex and conceptual ideas in a variety of ways – presentations at conferences, reports on findings, publications, feedback etc.
Experience of teaching or equivalent.
Experience of working with others in a supervisory/guiding/supporting/mentoring capacity.
A good honours degree.
Ability to achieve Fellow Status as part of the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Recognition scheme, within agreed timescales (as soon as is practicably possible and definitely within three years of commencement of employment), only relevant if appointed to a permanent position.

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience.

To be successful you will further enrich our students’ experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and experience.

If you would like to talk with us about this opportunity please contact Sarah Smith Head of Department, at

Should a high volume of applications be received, we may need to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible.

The University is committed to creating a highly inclusive culture. We offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. We warmly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented in the higher education sector.

Further information
Please visit our staff recruitment website for information about working for us, our culture, benefits, work-life balance and our career progression and development opportunities.

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