Fixed-term until 31 July 2019 (with the possibility of extension)
The Royal College of Art is the UK’s only entirely postgraduate art and design university. In 2018/19 the College will have some 2,300 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 400 permanent academic, technical and administrative staff, with more than 800 visiting lecturers and professors.
The School of Design engages with design on multiple levels: as a cultural and societal activity, and as an innovation process where design can deliver new products, new services and new ways of running or creating businesses – or even new ways of doing business.
Global Innovation Design (GID) is a double Master’s that has been run jointly with Imperial College London. The GID vision is to provide a postgraduate experience that is unparalleled in the world which nurtures internationally-oriented design leaders to be creative catalysts delivering positive social, environmental, economic and cultural change through synthesis of multinational perspectives and approaches. In multidisciplinary teams or as individuals, participants work at the centre of complex, demanding projects with an emphasis on prototyping and proving propositions.
The successful candidate will support the Head of Programme in developing relevant Programme changes, fostering industrial collaborations and sharing the teaching-lead responsibilities across all the specialisms, including day to day academic management, administration and communication. This role will support research activities, to encourage creative and critical design thinking beyond the Programme, and to contribute to developing research activities in line with the Programme’s, School’s and College’s Research strategic plan.
Applicants should have substantial knowledge and experience of emerging and existing research/practice located within the field of Innovative Design, tangible interaction design, interaction design or areas related to social science, social innovation, psychology, business, management, advanced material and technology research or related application development. A first degree in a relevant specialism and a doctorate in a relevant field or evidence of appropriate professional practice or academic achievement and completion of research supervision training are essential.