Senior Tutor (Research) Animation

Employer
Royal College of Art
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£55,144 - £61,719 per annum pro rata
Posted
Apr 21, 2021
Closes
May 30, 2021
Ref
165780
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Part Time
0.6FTE Senior Tutor (Research) Animation

The Royal College of Art, the world's number one institution for research and study in art and design, provides students with unparalleled opportunities to develop their ideas and skills, and start projects that go on to transform the world.

We are looking for a Senior Tutor (Research) to work closely with the Head of Programme, MA Animation to deliver teaching across a wide spectrum of digital animation, develop internationally excellent research and knowledge exchange, and assist in the programme's academic and professional development. The MA Animation has a world-class reputation for artistic, director-led creative practice and innovative risk-taking, and is at an exciting moment in its development to encompass the digital, documentary animation, 'gamification' and 'serious' and medical animation. It is a project-based programme with a particular emphasis on developing creative content informed by collaboration and research, that sets out to address human/nonhuman relationships to broaden social, political and cultural perspectives through creative engagement. The postholder will:
  • Contribute to the development and enhancement of new and existing units, electives and pathways from both theoretical and practical perspectives, ensuring high quality academic content and innovation in learning and teaching delivery and assessment, linked to world-leading research;
  • Contribute to the taught element of the programme through development and delivery of electives, projects, workshops and seminars;
  • Be responsible for the development and day-to-day management of the digital areas of the programme, initiating elements of the programme, contributing to curriculum design and enhancement;
  • Develop, conduct and lead research projects in line with the strategic direction of the programme, College and School, undertaking industry and/or grant-funded research which contributes to the overall standing and reputation of the College;
  • Actively build relationships with industry, and other relevant funding partners to promote the College and its students, to develop potential research and industry funded knowledge exchange projects.


The preferred candidate will ideally have a PhD in a relevant specialist field of moving image, with a clear emphasis on expanded animation and digital technologies, or evidence of appropriate professional practice or academic achievement. In addition, it is essential that candidates have:
  • A recognised international profile in relevant specialist field with significant contribution to the advancement of the subject;
  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary expanded animation practices in an international context, evidencing an intellectual and practical understanding of the scope and technologies of sound and image-led practices within the communication context;
  • Experience of curriculum design, teaching and assessment of both practical and written work at postgraduate degree level;
  • Qualifications in learning and teaching and/or research degree supervision, or evidence of appropriate research supervision training, with experience of supervising MPhil and PhD students.
  • Evidence of, or clear potential to produce, outputs of at least 3* REF quality in line with the strategic direction of the College.
  • Enthusiasm and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the programme and School.


Closing Date: 30 May 2021

Interviews are scheduled for late June 2021.

For further information and to apply please click the 'Apply Online' button below.

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.