Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Wolverhampton


The Wolverhampton School of Art is seeking to appoint two, 0.5 permanent Lecturers in Illustration who will engage our students and enhance the future direction of this successful course.

You will have a thorough understanding of contemporary Illustration and experience of teaching in Higher Education. Educated to a Masters level or equivalent, you will be required to develop and teach projects that may include editorial, image and text, narrative and moving image. Technical competence, proficiency and conceptual development should be evident in at least one of these areas.

You will be encouraged to help develop the curriculum and contribute to contextual frameworks, drawing on your own expertise and knowledge to enhance the student experience. You will be expected to contribute new pedagogic ideas to the course ensuring the curriculum remains relevant to shifting industry needs and the contemporary digital environment. You will be either research active, with the possibility of contributing to future REF submissions, or have strong industry links that will help shape and promote the course and its future direction.

You will need to be proactive and well organised with a proven record of meeting deadlines and working as part of a dynamic team. The planning, preparation and delivery of academic teaching will include lectures, practical workshops, seminars and tutorials across all aspects of the Illustration modules. You will have demonstrable pastoral skills with the ability to guide students through each level of the course. You will be fully involved in the assessment of student work and provide meaningful feedback at formative and summative points. You will be expected to take part in open days and student interviews along with curation of the degree show and external promotional activities. You will work with a diverse cohort of students and the role will require you to implement strategies to monitor and assess attainment levels across the course. You will also be part of a team looking to build strong links with schools, colleges and the local community as well as international institutions and industry.

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds.

If you would like an informal discussion or have any queries on the above vacancy please contact Maggie Ayliffe, Head of School on 01902 321970 or

  • education
  • teaching