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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Analogue & Digital Design

University for the Creative Arts
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University for the Creative Arts

Salary: £39,347 - £54,395 per annum
Full Time, Permanent
Location: China

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to join our dynamic team at the Institute of Creativity and Innovation (ICI). You will be responsible for teaching first-year students essential analogue and digital design skills. These units introduce students to a broad spectrum of core design techniques, preparing them for interdisciplinary design fields.

In these units, students will explore and master vital concepts, theories, methodologies, and processes, equipping them to become adept creatives. Past projects include creating fictional travelogues using bookbinding, printing, stencilling, and other analogue crafts. Digital projects have featured stop-motion animation, vector illustrations, gifs, and digital posters crafted with Adobe applications.

About the Department:

You will become part of an interdisciplinary department renowned for its emphasis on core skills applicable across various design disciplines. The modules you teach will foster interdisciplinary skills, enriching students' knowledge base and enhancing their personal, creative, and theoretical abilities.

We are committed to innovative and collaborative teaching methods, encouraging educators to tailor and adapt content to their unique styles and specializations. This is an exceptional opportunity to join our institute at its inception, playing a pivotal role in shaping its future direction and success.


  • Demonstrated expertise in analogue and digital design.
  • A higher degree in a relevant art or design field.
  • At least 2 years HE teaching experience (UK or similar preferred).

Why Join Us:

  • Be part of a pioneering institution dedicated to creativity and innovation.
  • Engage with a diverse and talented student body.
  • Contribute to an environment that values and promotes inclusive learning.

We look forward to welcoming a dedicated educator who is passionate about nurturing creativity and innovation in the next generation of designers. Apply now to join our inspiring team and make a significant impact on our students' educational journey.

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.

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

By joining the ICI you will become part of 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 in their research and mentoring practices. They are a community of expats committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity within teaching and working environments.

The right candidates will hold a higher degree in relevant art or design field along with professional experience of at least two consecutive years of higher education teaching or a teaching qualification. Active research in the field or ongoing professional practice are considered assets.

If you would welcome an informal chat about the role before applying, or any aspect of living and working in China, please contact Duncan Breeze by email ( providing your contact details.

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


You will need to upload the following documents to complete the application process:

  • Your updated CV.
  • A cover letter addressing your suitability for the role (Please view the attached role profile/job description for reference)
  • Your portfolio and/or any other supporting documents that you believe would be beneficial (Optional)
  • 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.
  • Come and join our international and growing community of design professionals and researchers in a location that inspires creativity.
  • ICI is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

Closing Date: 1 st July 2024


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