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Lecturer in Illustration and Design

Arts & Creative Industries - School of Art & Design

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £37,737 per annum pro rata
Part time - 3 days per week
Hours per Week:  22.2
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 December 2021
Interview Date:  Tuesday 14 December 2021
Reference:  0500-21
Further details:    Job Description    

The Design department at the University of Sunderland is a dynamic and innovative creative department with fantastic facilities, a very friendly team and a great sense of community. Sitting within the School of Art and Design, the department offers BA, MA and doctoral level study across design subjects including Illustration, Animation & Games Art, Graphic Design and Fashion.

The Design team have significant industry and teaching experience, both at home and internationally. The team shares an infectious passion for design, and our staff, students and alumni have won countless national and international design awards. Our design programmes are not only taught at Sunderland, but also across many other countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Greece, Trinidad and soon Thailand - giving opportunities for a truly international cultural experience to our students.

The successful applicant will be a talented illustrator with strong industry experience as an illustrator, and a strong portfolio of works including published work - whether in print, on screen, virtual reality or in some other commercial forum.

You will have experience of teaching in HE, where you are able to inspire students to generate innovative ideas and concepts, and challenge their thinking in very positive and constructive ways, that help them to develop as illustrators and designers. You will have experience of developing students abilities to draw and paint to high standards with a range of traditional media and techniques, as well as with essential software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

You will have strong skills in character design, storytelling and narrative as demonstrated by your own illustrated work such as children's books, comics/graphic novels, advertisement, packaging, editorial illustration, etc.

You have a 'bigger picture' understanding of visual thinking in its broadest sense and are able to inspire design students to learn how to think, rather than just how to do. You will be able to present a strong portfolio of your own highly creative work across a range of media, demonstrating your expertise in life drawing, sketching, painting, aesthetics, ideas generation, image creation, handmade skills and visual thinking.

Alongside teaching, you will be expected to help continue development of the employability and enterprise skills of our students, and contribute to your own and the University’s research profile. We would also expect you to engage with schools, colleges and recruitment activities where appropriate, bring enthusiasm and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude to the role, as well as a willingness to continually update your skills and stay at the forefront of your subject.

For informal enquiries please contact Gurpreet Singh (Team Leader: Design) at 
Completed applications must be received by 23.59 on Sunday 5th December 2021. Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 14th December 2021 or during that week.

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The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

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