Careers at Lasalle

Programme Leader — MA Design

Design is a key cultural and social engine to propel economic growth from the present to the future. The Faculty of Design at LASALLE propositions a curriculum focused on the needs of tomorrow with a special interest in training designers as provocateurs, disruptors, strategists, authors, critics, editors and thinkers of new and complex open-ended challenges.

We are now seeking a dynamic design expert as Programme Leader for the MA Design pogramme.

The MA programme is a research-led practice programme that challenges current conventions of thinking, making and communicating. The programme develops design research and practice capabilities through critical analysis, collaborative engagement and interdisciplinary practices. Fielding design and artistic experts, the programme provides an independent learning environment for students who want to break out of the mould of contemporary design thinking.

You will be a highly influential, aspiring and dynamic individual seeking to attract, lead and inspire a new generation of designers. You will bring a strong interest in shaping the future of design education through fields such as creative sustainability, social innovation, creative and cultural enterprises and future identities.

As Programme Leader, you will be responsible for the academic leadership and management of the programme including attracting and recruiting unique individuals to the programme. You will teach and supervise theses at postgraduate and undergraduate level.

The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching and supervision at tertiary level, and be able to contribute to the growth of scholarship in the field of design. You will also be expected to position and promote the programme to reach out to prospective students/industry and academic partners.

Reporting to the Head, School of Design Communication, your key responsibilities include overseeing the delivery and development of the curriculum, planning and co-ordinating classes and managing students’ creative output and academic needs, fostering high levels of quality assurance to meet the academic standards of the College’s validating partner and managing the programme efficiently within the allotted resources and budget, which includes selecting and managing part-time staff and a range of visiting artists.

In addition to the academic administration, you will be expected to contribute significantly to the emerging research culture at LASALLE through joint modules and initiatives.


  • PhD in design or a relevant field.
  • Substantial publications and written experience in a professional context.
  • At least 10 years of professional and teaching experience in design education at tertiary level, and at least 4 years or the equivalent in course or programme management and the supervision and development of teaching staff.
  • Substantial knowledge and extensive experience of academic framework of higher education in arts institutions.
  • Good analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to engage students through a range of delivery modes.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team and collaborate at all levels.
  • A positive attitude to research and able to mentor emerging researchers.

To apply:

Please submit your CV including current and expected salary plus a recent photo of yourself and send it via email to or in writing (please state the position you are applying for on the envelope):

Director & Chief Human Resource Officer
Division of Human Resources & Organisation Development
LASALLE College of the Arts
1 McNally Street
Singapore 187940

Closing date: 15 March 2021 OR until position is filled.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.