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Tutor (Research) Design Products, School of Design (0.8FTE)

Date advertised

8 May 2024

Closing date

29 May 2024


School of Design


Design Products

Required hours

Part Time


Kensington, London, United Kingdom


£52,350 - £58,395 per annum pro rata

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world‘s number one art and design university for a remarkable ten consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 – the worldwide survey of academic and industry opinion.

We are seeking an outstanding practitioner and researcher in the expanded field of Design Products to contribute towards the ongoing work of the School of Design and the Royal College of Art more broadly.

The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with students and alongside colleagues with the high levels of commitment and energy required by a world-leading environment. They will be well networked and demonstrably engaged with international contexts relevant to Design, from which they will be prepared to draw for the benefit of the college. As well as being able to support and respond to the work of postgraduate students, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach from their own research by delivering lectures, workshops, seminars, and crits across the Design Products programme as well as work alongside colleagues in all aspects of the organisation of exhibitions and events. They will be expected to contribute to discussions about the development of the curriculum and be prepared to pioneer new ways of teaching. They will also be expected to undertake administration around their teaching as required by the well-established structures present across the school.

Their research will be expected to operate at a high level, consistently producing research outputs of at least 3* REF quality to enable submission to the REF. They will also be expected to pursue funding opportunities for their research and where possible to involve colleagues in collaborative projects and contributing to the research culture and environment of the school.

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The Royal College of Art (RCA)  aims to foster an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students and stakeholders are respected. 

We recognise the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings and how this  strengthens our research and enhances our teaching. In order for RCA to remain a world-leading institution we are committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles throughout all of our processes, from application through to appointment.

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