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Lecturer in Contemporary Typography

University of the Arts London


Lecturer in Contemporary Typography


London College of Communication

LCC – Elephant and Castle, London UK

Part time

Design School




17 October 2022 17:00

£40,454 to £48,534 p.a. (pro rata £24,272 to £29,120 p.a.)

The Lecturer in Contemporary Typography will lead and support the development of curricula and teaching on the BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design in the Design School at the London College of Communication. The successful candidate will undertake teaching and unit administration and contribute to curriculum development and research within the subject specialism of graphic design and critical practice with an emphasis on typography, type design, digital type, variable type, responsive type and generative practices. The post-holder is expected to have teaching or relevant industry experience in typography. An understanding of coding within type design is favourable.

BA GMD is a practice-based course and therefore we are interested in candidates who work through such concerns in a practical and digital manner. The Lecturer will work collaboratively within course teams, deploying specialist expertise to develop pedagogy and the curriculum in innovative and critical directions.
The post-holder will be expected to undertake:

  • Responsibility for development and delivery of subject-specialist projects and teaching sessions centred on working creatively and critical within socially and ecologically responsible design.
  • Responsibility for undergraduate students’ pastoral support, progress and attendance, maintaining records and liaising with colleagues as appropriate.
  • Pedagogic and curriculum development that stimulate thought and practice that challenge the canon of graphic design communication in regard to contemporary typography with the aim of promoting diversity and inclusivity.
  • Expand the capacity of the course to meet the need to prepare graduates for the dynamic creative landscape of graphic and media design.
  • Work with colleagues in adjacent specialist areas to support a widening range of experimental and ambitious practice amongst the GMD students.

Liaise with technical and support colleagues to adequately prepare and resource the course and students for technically advanced work.

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022.

Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

You should have previous experience of teaching in Higher Education or a comparable context, and in delivering a high-quality student experience, as well as some knowledge of curriculum development and assessment or eager to develop more in those areas. You should be comfortable working with a diverse cohorts of students and committed to a teaching approach that integrates theory and practice and will engage students through a combination of innovative pedagogy, knowledge exchange and/or research. You should have or should be willing to attain, with UAL’s support, a relevant teaching qualification or recognition.


An MA or equivalent relevant industry experience in fields associated with graphic design, type design and coding are desired. You will have a strong commitment to the advancement of your subject and critical discourse in responsible design and associated fields and have the opportunity to grow your own research and practice through the role. You will be proactive and actively contribute to the course and programme’s aims and vision while offering critical insight into the development of course materials and curricula with a view to social and ecological responsibility.


As a lecturer in contemporary typography, you will demonstrate ability to develop high-quality typefaces within research and/or commercial setting. You will be open to developing your knowledge and practice in all areas of type development, typeface design, font engineering and a understanding of coding is desirable.



You should be a practitioner who is keen to use your academic and/or industry-based experience to support the development of student work. You should be engaged in relevant networks and communities of practice within this and/or related fields to typography, coding and type design.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Lesley Wilkins, Resourcing Adviser, [email protected] or telephone: 020 7514 7985

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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