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Research and Innovation Coordinator

Employer: University of the Arts London
Location: Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home
Salary: £38,359 to £47,109 per annum
Contract: Full time
Hours: Full time

Job description

The opportunity

UAL Online is an exciting new division which has been established to enable access to the university’s world learning creative arts education for audiences around the globe. We will be launching new fully online courses and exploring the future of creative education in the digital environment.  

We are looking for an engaged and organized individual with experience of undertaking institutional research. The successful candidate will work closely with the Dean of Academic Strategy (Online) to design and run research projects which inform the development of the academic offer and articulate future directions for teaching and creative practice online. We are seeking a candidate who understands how innovation works across technology and teaching to take a research informed approach to translating emerging technologies into curriculum. This role will also facilitate a growing community of academics within, and beyond, UAL who are interested in creative education online.  

This is a great opportunity to join a team at a globally recognised, creative university, pushing the boundaries of creative art and design education in a fully online environment.

About you

Knowledge and qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in a relevant Art and Design or Social Science or Digital Innovation subject.
  • Masters degree in a relevant subject is desirable (For example, Creative Arts, Digital Education, Digital Innovation).
  • In-depth understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods commonly applied in Higher Education contexts.
  • Good understanding of the digital-creative technology landscape.
  • In-depth understanding of research ethics and the management research data.
  • Good understanding of the Higher Education sector, policies, and practices (teaching and learning, assessment and feedback), preferably in the context of art and design subjects.
  • Detailed understanding of pedagogies and practices in online education at UK HE levels 4-7.

Relevant Experience

  • Developing and running research projects which assess processes, practices and the culture of complex organisations and, preferably, educational provision.
  • Designing, promoting, and running events and activities to facilitate networks of professionals promoting and sharing innovate practice.
  • Managing digital innovation projects in educational contexts.
  • Creating and promoting outward facing engagement activities and materials.
  • Collecting, managing, and analysing qualitative and quantitative research data.
  • Contributing to the writing-up of reports and research.
  • Presenting and communicating research findings and relevant outputs.
  • Experience of teaching at university level (4-7) is desirable.
  • Keeping track of costs and budgets.

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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