Senior Tutor, Visual Communication (0.6 FTE)

Closing date

18 December 2017


School of Communication


Visual Communication

Required hours

Part Time


White City


£53,202 - £59,534

The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities. Its international reputation for excellence in teaching, practice and research has been recognised for three successive years by the highly-regarded QS World Ranking survey, with the College as the world's number one art and design university in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017/2018 the College will have some 2,100 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.

In a rapidly changing world of technological and behavioural shifts, the School of Communication, with its core disciplines of Animation, Digital Direction, Information Experience Design and Visual Communication, has been thrown into the centre of an exciting vortex of new possibilities and challenges. Our response has been multiple, ranging from the introduction of new staff, to establishing greater cross-disciplinary collaboration and shared expertise between our programmes and with other areas of the College. The Visual Communication programme takes an expanded and interdisciplinary approach to the traditional subjects of graphic design and illustration with the aim of transforming existing communication practice.

The Senior Tutor Visual Communication will provide academic leadership for contemporary interactive media (digital and tangible) within the Visual Communication programme whilst also contributing to the life and culture of the programme in terms of research and teaching delivery. Fundamental to this post is an understanding of critical perspectives in both visual and digital communication practice, and how culture and society can be transformed by digitality. The Senior Tutor will provide a critical and practical approach to interactive media and technology within an interdisciplinary environment. Working with the Head of Programme, the person appointed to the role will be responsible for coordinating and contributing to high-quality research, supervision, teaching and the academic vision and management of the programme.

Applicants should have a recognised international profile in the relevant specialist field together with evidence of significant contribution to the advancement of the subject.

A postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject and either a PhD in a relevant discipline, experience or evidence of appropriate professional practice or academic achievement are essential. Enthusiasm and an ability to work collaboratively with a small staff team are also essential.

To download additional information, and to apply, please visit the website of the Royal College of Art’s recruitment partners Society by clicking here:

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday (GMT) on Friday 15 December 2017.

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