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Assistant Lecturer – Art and Design Education


Candidates must have:
• A Higher Diploma in Art and Design teaching and a relevant degree (Level 8) with First or Second Class Honours of a recognised University; or of a recognised Degree Awarding Body; or equivalent professional qualification.

Qualifications/ Experience

Not less than 3 years relevant post qualification experience desirable:
The TU would particularly welcome applications from candidates with the following qualifications/experience:-
• A Masters, PhD or further level courses which support evidence of a proven professional practice.
• In addition, teaching experience at the levels operating within the School is extremely desirable.
• Evidence of continuing research/professional activity within the field of Art and Design Education
• A research interest in a/r/tography
• Interest/experience in interdisciplinary aspects of art and design (across two or more disciplines)

Principal duties and responsibilities

The appointee will play an active role in the academic direction of courses including teaching, research, academic assessment and academic administration. The appointee should carry out such duties as are assigned to them in accordance with collective agreements arrived at from time to time and authorised by the relevant Minister including but not limited to:-
a) Teaching such assigned classes as deemed appropriate by the management of the TU, day or evening, up to 630 hours per annum including supervision of post-graduate students where appropriate. There will be a norm of 18 class contact hours per week, which may be varied by TU management from 16 to 20 following consultation with the Assistant Lecturer. A weighting of 1.25 will apply to hours worked after 6.00 p.m.
(These arrangements are subject to collective agreements arrived at from time to time and authorised by the relevant Minister.
b) Carrying out assessment, monitoring and evaluation of examinations
work, and providing an academic and consultative support to students in their learning activities.
c) Providing academic input on existing and new courses and course
d) Engaging in research, consultancy and development work as
e) Participating in committees appropriate to courses and meetings
convened by management.
f) Maintaining appropriate records and making available information as
required by management.
g) Engaging in promotion including student recruitment as appropriate.
h) Participating in the development, implementation and maintenance of
academic quality assurance arrangements.
i) Participating in appropriate activities necessary to the development of
their department/school and of the TU.
j) Directing and supervising the work of Tutor/Demonstrator and taking
academic responsibility for the academic standards of this work. When
an Assistant Lecturer is supervising a Tutor/Demonstrator a reduction in teaching hours will be applied on the basis of a one hour reduction per three hours demonstration/tutorials supervised.
k) The performance of these duties will require attendance in addition to class contact hours during the normal working week.
l) The appointee shall carry out the lawful instructions of the President (or authorised Officer) and comply with the requirements and regulations of the relevant Minister.

Assistant Lecturer in Modelmaking for Design

The role will involve teaching on a range of year one and design programmes and will require the successful applicant to lead skills development in modelmaking techniques and the integration of modelmaking into programme curricula. The role will involve close collaboration with Academic and Technical peers at LSAD to facilitate the progressive learning of ‘making’ skills and integration into the creative process of student work. Modelmaking and the ‘Making’ process provides a necessary creative process for a variety of Design disciplines to explore three-dimensional form, materiality, texture, space and movement. It also develops a critical problem solving and presentation skillset in design students. The successful applicant should demonstrate a high level of understanding for the benefit of these making skillsets in both the educational and practice environment and as a form of exploratory research in design. The successful candidate should be proficient in a broad range of modelmaking techniques, examples include but not limited to: Sketch modelling (foam, clay or other materials), Hand shaping, Card modelling, Wood working techniques for modelmaking, Electromechanical prototyping, 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Digital 3D Modelling, Laser Cutting, Silicone and or Slip Casting, Spray painting and surface effects, Finishing and Presentation.

Candidates must have:
• A relevant degree (level 8) with First or Second Class Honours of a recognised third level institution; or equivalent qualification.
Not Less than 3 years of satisfactory relevant and acceptable post qualification experience in a relevant sector/industry setting. Desirable:
The University would particularly welcome applications from candidates with the following qualifications/experience:
• Previous lecturing experience at third level.
• Qualifications/ industry experience in design, hand and analogue modelmaking and/or digital fabrication
• Experience and knowledge of Design, Modelmaking & Fabrication practices, and trends nationally & internationally.
• Evidence of mastery in Design & modelmaking and/or digital fabrication skills.
• Doctorate (PhD) (highly desirable) or master’s Qualification in a relevant design or modelmaking discipline.