Academic & Student Experience

Design Tutor - Academic Team (Remote)

Work Type: Full Time

Tutor Design - Academic Team (Remote Working Available)

  • We are looking for a talented design tutor to join our growing Academic team. You will be directly responsible for tutoring, mentoring and assessing our BA & MA design students.
  • You will be a confident communicator, with high levels of empathy, highly engaging and focused on providing students with an outstanding learning experience.
  • You will liaise with the Course Leader (CL) to coordinate the delivery of teaching programmes, within the areas directed by the CL and/or Academic Board Committee.
  • You must possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge to be able to effectively work within and contribute to the established teaching programmes.
  • You must be highly proficient in written and oral communication in both English as the primary working language and in your own native language (English, Spanish or Portuguese).
  • You must demonstrate an ability to deliver on short deadlines and assigned targets, to work remotely whilst collaborating with other tutors in the Academic Team and with members of other school teams.

Qualifications required for post:

  • Master degree in a subject area directly related to Design.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ teaching and assessment experience in Higher Education (UK experience highly desirable).
  • Professional experience in Design in at least one of the following branches: interaction design; visual design; product design.
  • General IT skills as user and in collaboration tools; advanced domain expertise in design software or methods required in design.

Overall purpose of post:

Responsible for working in association with/supported by other academics to provide selected aspects of the student learning experience, predominantly at the course unit level.

As a Tutor, your main duties will include:   

  1. Demonstrate appropriate depth or breadth of specialist knowledge and understanding of the core curriculum in order to deliver selected units.
  2. Support learning using a range of approaches and modes of delivery.
  3. Show evidence of formal peer review indicating good teaching practice; demonstrate evidence of good student feedback.
  4. Demonstrate clear engagement in relation to teaching and learning and a commitment to professional values.
  5. Support others in delivery of assessment within an existing unit.
  6. Prepare innovative materials to support learning and teaching within specific unit.
  7. Enhance and develop new teaching and content materials in response to student and peer feedback/demand.
  8. Perform a tutor role at undergraduate or postgraduate level dealing with straight forward student issues.
  9. Work collegially with your teaching team/ support staff and others within the unit.
  10. Develop effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance.
  11. Communicate subject knowledge in a format that is accessible to all students in an achievable context.
  12. Share personal good practice within the teaching team.
  13. Collaborate with others to incorporate relevant research into own practice.
  14. Take a role in developing and implementing projects to enhance the student experience in conjunction with others.

Your performance will be measured based on 3 key aspects:

  • Student Performance - the number of students completing their academic journeys
  • Collaboration / Teamwork - internal communication skills and support offers to your team
  • Innovation & Initiative - your overall contributions to innovate within the team / wider school

You will receive training and become part of a highly collaborative, effective academic team that deals with students in 50+ countries around the world.

If you have previous online teaching experience, this is an advantage. We provide statutory holiday, additional time off where required, and flexible working hours.

This job is full-time located at our office in Porto - Portugal. If the candidate has remote working conditions, she/he may be authorized by the Deputy Director.

What is LSDM?

London School of Design & Marketing is a specialist higher education institution providing courses in design and marketing to students from 50+ countries around the world. We provide distance learning course at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive level. All our degrees are fully accredited by University for the Creative Arts and delivered digitally.

Whats the background?

LSDM was founded in 2015 to offer digital-first education to international students. This follows the privatisation of its former universities IPAM and IADE – world-renowned institutions known for excellence in marketing and design. Our parent institution, Talent, was founded in 1984 and operates a network of international schools, representing some 12,000 students from K12 to Postgraduate level. Our core belief is Individuality Through Education and LSDM has received significant investment to develop a digital-first education approach.

What does LSDM offer?

Over 90% of our students are working professionals that need flexible study options, a high-quality course and an accredited UK degree at Bachelor or Masters level. As a trilingual school offering all courses in English, Spanish or Portuguese, we provide a diverse and international environment. Our faculty and admissions office are committed to providing vocational excellence in education and attracting the best talent to work with our team.

What are the benefits of studying with LSDM?

  • Highly specialised school in Design and Marketing
  • Receive a high-quality Bachelor or Master degree
  • Study 100% online in English, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Fully accredited by University for the Creative Arts
  • 90% lower cost than traditional UK universities
  • All professors with PHDs and experienced faculty
  • Flexible payment options for financial hardship
  • Courses aligned to latest vocational best practice
  • New Short Courses (16 weeks) are now available

Whats it like working with LSDM?

Working with London School of Design & Marketing (LSDM) believes in the “Professional of the Future” as a guiding principle for our teams. As a 100% digital school, we have our head office in London and Admissions Office in Porto – but the majority of our staff work remotely as we have invested heavily in the technology to achieve remote working.

You will become part of a dynamic, fast-paced and international team committed to 1 core mission: recruiting and educating the professionals of the future. You will be supported with training, technology and mentoring to support your own professional development. Our team is approaching 30 staff and faculty as we continue our growth trajectory in 2020.

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