0.6FTE Tutor (Research) IED

Date advertised

16 March 2020

Closing date

13 April 2020


School of Communication


Information Experience Design

Required hours

Part Time


All three sites


£46,629 - £52,137 per annum pro rata

The Royal College of Art is an internationally renowned postgraduate art and design institution. In 2019/20 the College will have some 2,400 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees, and over 500 permanent academic, technical and administrative staff, with more than 1,000 visiting lecturers and professors.  

Creative practitioners today can no longer afford to be constrained by traditional specialisms and outdated definitions of art, design, science and technology. Information Experience Design (IED) takes a post-digital and post-disciplinary approach, working across these areas to undertake advanced research and practice, using a wide range of media, materials and methods. IED looks beyond the object, product and screen to content, context and concept; and beyond binary concepts such as human, artificial and natural, aiming for individual and societal transformation. IED is about information and experience, not technology. IED develops a mindset as well as a skill set.

We are seeking an outstanding practitioner, educator and researcher who will contribute to the international and interdisciplinary ethos of the School and Programme. Experimental Design is one of three pathways within the Information Experience Design programme, alongside Sound Design and Moving Image Design. 

The Tutor (Research) IED will develop, deliver and promote the study of Experimental Design in Information Experience through teaching and research. 

The ideal candidate will have a first degree in a relevant specialism and a doctorate in a relevant field or evidence of appropriate and advanced practice.  In addition, it is essential that candidates have:

  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary communication practice in the UK and internationally 
  • Ability to question, critique and provoke notions of information, experience and design 
  • Extensive and expanded knowledge of aspects of experimental design, including a range of critical tools, methods and processes for the development and understanding of the relationship between information experience, adjacent disciplines and beyond 
  • Experience of devising and teaching courses, and setting and assessing written work at postgraduate degree level 
  • Demonstrable commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for student 
  • Evidence of, or clear potential to produce outputs of at least 3* REF quality in line with the strategic direction of the College
  • Evidence of the ability to supervise academic work at masters and doctoral level 
  • Enthusiasm and an ability to work collaboratively with a small staff team and be responsible and committed to students and the School throughout the academic year

Interviews scheduled for week commencing 27 April 2020.  

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The Royal College of Art is an equal opportunities employer. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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