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Course Leader

Employer: University of the Arts London
Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Salary: £50,961 - £61,398 per annum
Contract: Full time
Hours: Full time

Job description

The opportunity

Central St Martins, a beacon of creativity and innovation is inviting applications for the role of Course Leader within our esteemed Performance Programme. This is a unique opportunity for those passionate about shaping the future of performance, design, and practice.

 As a Course Leader, you will be entrusted with the academic leadership and management of the Course, reporting directly to the Programme Director. This pivotal role involves maintaining and enhancing educational standards, designing, developing, and delivering the curriculum, and managing day-to-day operations. You will ensure the effective implementation of university and college policies, leading with innovation in learning, teaching, and assessment strategies to foster a high-quality student experience.

Ideal candidates will bring a rich background with an undergraduate degree in performance, arts, filmmaking, or a related discipline, complemented by a proven track record in teaching and developing engaging content. We value exceptional communicators who excel in tailoring their message to diverse audiences and possess the innate ability to inspire and lead a team towards excellence. Creativity and innovation in teaching and learning practices are at the heart of what we seek, along with a deep-rooted commitment to fostering an environment of equality, diversity, and inclusivity. While a teaching qualification and membership in the Higher Education Academy are desirable, it's the passion for shaping the future of performance and design that truly defines our ideal candidate.

About you

  • The academic leadership and management, including the maintenance and enhancement of standards and the joint responsibility for the design, development and delivery of the curriculum.
  • The day-to-day management of the course, including all areas of learning, teaching and assessment of students as well as allocated resources.
  • Initiating and leading on the development of the course community for the benefit of a whole cohort learning experience.
  • Leading on continuous monitoring and enhancement and, accordingly, maintaining records and liaising with colleagues as appropriate.
  • Employing experience and expertise to expand the capacity of the course to explore current and emerging issues in contemporary art practice and theories.
  • Actively promoting diversity and inclusion in both teaching and curriculum management, working alongside the Programme Leadership for continuous improvement.
  • Working with and supporting a team devoted to equality, diversity and inclusion in the sector. You will work collaboratively with your course team, deploying specialist expertise to develop pedagogy and the curriculum in innovative and critical You will be a significant contributor to the student learning experience providing guidance, encouragement, motivation and support for our students.
  • Uphold and implement the policies and procedures of University of the Arts London and the College.

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

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