Institute of Creativity and Innovation (ICI)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Digital Media Arts - CHINA

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LOCATION: Xiamen University, Zhangzhou Campus, China

Full Time: 36.25 hours per week

Salary: £39,347 to £54,395

We are looking for skilled creatives, designers, teachers, and researchers to join us in beautiful, sub-tropical, South-East China. The Institute of Creativity and Innovation (ICI) is a dual-degree institute founded by Xiamen University (XMU) and the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). We’re located on XMU’s Zhangzhou campus, which boasts a park-like atmosphere, with mountains on one side and Amoy Bay on the other. It’s a short commute to beautiful beaches, or the city of Xiamen, the multicultural centre of South-East China.

Our Lecturers/Senior Lecturers will have a deep understanding of subject-specific principles and their application, combined with the ability to engage and inspire students. 

We have multiple requirements, and these will be permanent contracts. UCA offers a competitive compensation package that includes:

  • 35 days of personal holiday
  • Enrolment in the Teacher’s pension scheme
  • Medical Insurance coverage in China for self and family
  • Visa application expenses for self and family
  • Flight cost
  • Settling-In Allowance
  • Annual repatriation (home visit) allowance
  • Free accommodation in China for self and family
  • School or Nursery/ Pre-school allowance
  • Tax advice

We are offering positions in teaching modules that develop students’ understanding of the importance of theory and context in relation to practice. These modules utilise an innovative teaching approach, combining lectures and seminar discussions with creative workshops that guide students in considering the theoretical and contextual relevance of their creative works. All units will help students’ develop their communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and innovation skills, while developing compassionate intelligence. We expect our students to become independent learners, applying these skills to areas such as creative computing, game design, XR, interaction design, or other areas where they can push the boundaries of DMA.

Ideal candidates will have a PhD in a relevant area along with a teaching qualification or equivalent professional experience with at least two consecutive years of higher education teaching. Active research or ongoing professional practice in areas such as AR/VR/MR, game design, HCI, interactivity, creative computing, or related fields, are considered assets. 

By joining ICI you will become part of the international community of designers, architects and researchers involved in visual arts, environmental studies, and new media. Our educators are involved in pioneering projects and teaching methodologies which they apply through research and mentoring practices. We are a community of expats committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity within teaching and working environments.

If you would welcome an informal chat about the role before applying, or any aspect of living and working in China, please contact Marie Brennan by email (marie.brennan@uca.ac.uk) providing your contact details. 

Come and join a growing community of design professionals in a location that inspires creativity – you won’t be disappointed.

HOW TO APPLY?

Please click on the link below and apply with your updated CV and a cover letter stating your suitability for the role. You can also upload your portfolio and any supporting documents, which would be desirable. 

https://jobs.ucreative.ac.uk/vacancies.aspx?cat=200

Priority will be given to applicants with experience of working in the UK, or other countries where courses are taught in English.

Candidates must be able to meet the Chinese visa requirements. UCA will assist with obtaining a visa.

Interviews will be ongoing; this role will remain open until filled. 

At UCA, creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. Our legacy of educating eager and passionate artists, makers, and thinkers runs back almost 160 years, and today we’re helping shape a global future that supports and nourishes talent worldwide.

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) aims to be a welcoming and inclusive University that is truly representative of all the diversity in society. We particularly encourage applications from people from minoritized ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented within the University.

Job details

Title
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Digital Media Arts - CHINA
Location
300 Nanbin Avenue China Merchants Economic and Technological Development Zone Zhangzhou, China
Published
2023-11-09
Application deadline
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