Assistant Professor, Design and Media (Foundation lead)

Job Description

Department: School of Design & Media
Job role: Assistant Professor (Foundation lead)
Mode: Permanent, full time


To lead teaching, curriculum development and course management of the School of Design and Media foundation year.

All role holders at this level will have a national reputation in their field which they will continue to develop.

The role holder will have expertise across art, design and media and the ability to teach foundational concepts and skills. They will contribute to a combination of teaching and/or scholarship and/or research and/or enterprise, along with academic leadership and management.

The balance between these activities will vary substantially depending upon the subject area/field, role holder’s experience and the institutional needs. The post holder will be expected to develop new concepts, ideas and collaborations at an institutional and national level. They will develop and win funding for innovative research and/or teaching development and/or commercial activity.

They will contribute to a global academic community driven by international scholarly activity, international knowledge generation, knowledge exchange, networking, partnerships and collaboration.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To take responsibility for the development and delivery of teaching, learning and assessment of the School of Design and Media foundation year. This can include substantial responsibility for the design, enhancement and organisation of teaching and learning, for curriculum development, or for the student experience more broadly.

2. To demonstrate innovative approaches to teaching and support for students through the use of a wide range of learning resources and appropriate pedagogic practice.

3. To ensure that the teaching is informed by contemporary research in the relevant field and develops the ability of students to engage in debate, critical discourse and rational thinking.

4. To ensure that students have an effective learning experience by providing high quality academic guidance and advice, which enhances their employability.

5. To reflect critically on teaching practice, implement improvements, disseminate good practice effectively to others; contribute to quality monitoring and enhancement and to professional accreditation processes as required.

6. To undertake work with a range of external partners and professional bodies/agencies in Egypt and overseas.

7. To contribute to the promotion and external profile of the University and adopt a
customer/client-focused approach where appropriate.

8. To work effectively as a team member, chairing committees and working groups, and where appropriate supervising or mentoring other members of staff.

9. To undertake professional development in support of teaching and research, and if appropriate in support of student welfare and curriculum management.
AND such other duties as are within the scope and spirit of the job purpose, the title of the post and its grading.

Supervision Received:

Head of School

Supervision Given:

Assistant Lecturers, Instructors, Lecturers