Senior Tutor (Research), Design Products 0.6FTE

Date advertised

29 January 2020

Closing date

1 March 2020


School of Design


Design Products

Required hours

Part Time


All three sites


£55,144 - £61,719 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.   

We are seeking an outstanding practitioner, educator and researcher who will contribute to the international and interdisciplinary ethos of the School and programme.  The Senior Tutor (Research) Design Products will report to the Head of Programme and working closely with the current team will:

  • Lead on curriculum development and research-led teaching
  • Provide day-to-day academic management
  • Provide administration and communication to encourage critical design-thinking
  • Develop programme research activity in line with the RCA’s research strategic plan
  • Lead research funding bid development
  • Develop networks and relevant partnerships 
  • Promote the programme through exhibitions and other dissemination activities  

The ideal candidate will have first degree in a relevant specialism such as product design, human-computer interaction (HCI) or related area and a doctorate in a relevant field or evidence of equivalent appropriate academic achievement.   In addition, it is essential that candidates have:

  • Experience of coordinating, devising and teaching courses in a design related area, for example AI, VR, coding, sustainability, design methodologies, and setting and assessing written work at undergraduate or postgraduate degree level.  
  • Evidence of, or clear potential to produce, research 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 master’s and doctoral level.  
  • Evidence of ability to attract funding (Funding bodies and/or academic) as principal investigator or co-investigator to support research.  
  • Significant contribution as an effective teacher of postgraduate students and, through teaching, significant contribution to the advancement of the subject.

Interviews scheduled for 9 March 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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