Royal College of Art looks for Head of Vehicle Design Programme

Head of Programme: Vehicle Design

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  • Location: Kensington Campus, London
  • Competitive Salary
  • Closing date: 7 September 2015

The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities.

The College has some 1,550 students, over 400 permanent academic, technical and administrative staff, and more than 800 visiting lecturers and professors.

Ranked as the world’s #1 university of art and design in the 2015 QS world university rankings, the College boasts numerous eminent graduates and a remarkable record of graduate employment.

Truly a leader in its field, its excellence in teaching and research has been consistently recognised as being of the highest standing.

The RCA is seeking a recognised leader in the field of vehicle, mobility and/or transportation design with an international reputation supported by a portfolio of design work, exhibitions, academic research and publications.

The successful candidate will be critically informed and ambitious for the work of the College in developing the vehicle design programme and graduates internationally and will also understand the changing nature of higher education in an international and UK context. They will have an energy and enthusiasm for the student experience, and be able to work well across teams within the RCA and the School of Design.

The Vehicle Design Programme is recognised as a global centre of excellence in education and research, equipping future professionals with the creative, intellectual, technical and communication skills to advance twentieth-century mobility and facilitate new directions in vehicle and related design. It is the only exclusively postgraduate programme dedicated to the teaching of vehicle and transportation design in the world. The head of programme will ensure that the programme is identified for its growth and success in research and knowledge exchange, both in terms of staff successes and research degree supervisory completions, and in securing competitive external funding, within the College’s strategic plan commitment of growth in research and research degrees.

To find out more please visit using reference 926836.

For a confidential discussion about the opportunity please speak to Julia Roberts or Asher Dinnen on 020 7932 4240.

Closing date for application: 7 September 2015.


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