University of West London
The University of West London (UWL) is one of the top 40 universities in the UK and the top modern university in London according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021.
We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.
Our vision is to be nationally and internationally recognised as a vibrant hub of creative learning, which will fully equip our graduates for a successful career in the creative industries.
With highly active research staff, we offer PhD supervision in a broad range of fields. Our combination of theoretical and practical expertise means we can support either written or practice-based PhD work, which could include elements of archival research, Design, Photography, Branding, Communication, Fashion Marketing, Film or exhibition practice.
The School is currently looking for a permanent Senior Lecturer to support our delivery of MA Advertising, Branding and Communication and MA Brand Design Innovation.
The role includes postgraduate teaching including designing, conducting and moderating assessment; implementing improvements informed by peer review, course evaluation and/or student feedback. Postgraduate supervision (both Master’s Projects and dissertations). Professional activities and/or peer-reviewed research activities appropriate to the discipline including publishing research results in high-quality outlets as lead or co-author.
The successful candidate will have up-to-date experience in brand communication, consumer behaviour and/or analytics and a good track record of experience in the Advertising industry.
Applicants should have advanced skills in content creation including creative direction, digital imaging (photography or video), or communication for web/mobile/social media. The individual must be able to deliver both online and face to face if/when required. The successful candidate is expected to actively promote both the program and the School through membership of – and links to – academic and professional networks in the Advertising and or creative marketing worlds (UK and/or overseas). Experience in the sector is vital for supporting the preparation of our PG students’ careers
Ideally the successful candidate will have a relevant PhD qualification from a recognised institution with a track-record of peer-reviewed outputs and senior international level experience in the Advertising sector: client-side, agency-side or otherwise. It is essential that candidates have experience in teaching and learning at Higher Education level or experience in delivering corporate/ training. Strong skills in desktop apps, namely productivity and Adobe® Suite, including the ability to develop materials for and deliver online teaching is essential.
For informal enquiries, contact Dorota Watson, Subject Head Design & Communication at .u
We welcome applications from individuals who do not have a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Should you be successful and do not hold an HEA fellowship you will be asked to complete one within 2 years of appointment as a condition of your continued employment. Depending on eligibility this may take the form of an advanced Level 7 apprenticeship in teaching which means that you will spend 20% of your work in off-the-job study.
Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.