Lecturer in Animation & Illustration (m/f/d)

Location: BSBI Faculty of Creative Industries – Gasstrasse 6B, Kontor N, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany

Type of contract: Full time

Ideal start date: October 2023

About us:

Berlin School of Business and Innovation is an international business school that provides academic excellence. We are a member of Global University Systems (GUS) and are dedicated to training students to effectively shape the future by overcoming these challenges and becoming tomorrow’s business leaders.

BSBI is also proud to offer programmes to students in Hamburg, Germany, as part of our Faculty of Creative Industries.

Alongside our core values of Enterprise, Leadership and Success, we aim to provide students with the skills to succeed in the creative industry when they graduate.


  • Teaching the assigned academic modules according to the curriculum.
  • Administering, proctoring and marking all students‘ assignments and exams papers of all assigned classes.
  • Amending or designing and developing a new curriculum for a Module if required.
  • Updating a Syllabus or Syllabi if required.
  • Supervising a number of Dissertations per academic year (if required).
  • Providing consultation and mentoring to students.
  • Creating assignment briefs and exams papers.
  • Providing feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence.
  • Teaching students study skills relevant to programmes and exam-taking strategies.
  • Providing, if needed, private instruction to individual or small groups of students to improve academic performance and to prepare for exams.
  • Assessing students’ progress throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Scheduling tutoring appointments with students.
  • Monitoring student performance or assisting students in academic environments, such as classrooms, laboratories, or computing centers.
  • Organising the tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
  • Participating in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices or learn new tutoring techniques.
  • Communicate effectively with students and convey passion for learning.
  • Maintaining records of students’ assessment results, progress, feedback, or school performance, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Preparing lesson plans or learning modules for tutoring sessions according to the Programmes needs and goals.
  • Creatively design teaching materials that maximises student’s experience.
  • Developing content, both written and recorded, as directed by the Chief Academic Officer.
  • Researching or recommending textbooks, software, equipment, or other learning materials to complement tutoring.
  • Communicating students’ progress to students in written progress reports, in person, by phone, by e-mail and/or teleconferencing.
  • Identifying, developing, or implementing intervention strategies, tutoring plans, or individualised education plans (IEPs) for students.
  • Performing day-to-day tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork related to teaching activities.
  • Provide feedback to students on their progress.
  • Playing a proactive role in promoting the School.
  • Providing all students with tutor support to develop their assignments
  • Participating in School‘s activities as required by the Chief Academic Officer.

As a Lecturer in Animation and Illustration, you will

  • Guide the students in understanding and critically analysing moving images and animated forms within cultural and social contexts as well as guide students in understanding the historical, social, and theoretical contexts of visual language in relation to their creative practice.
  • Help students understand how different audiences interact with animated and illustrated work.
  • Encourage an interdisciplinary approach to illustration, recognizing its connections with various art practices, graphic design, literature, animation, and other disciplines.
  • Promote exploration and critical engagement with illustration as a unique form of communication.
  • Encourage students to express their ideas and reflections through written and visual forms and promote interactive discussions.

About you

  • Masters’s or higher or degree in Animation, Illustration, Visual Arts, Film Studies, Media Studies, or a related field.
  • Significant expertise and professional experience in both animation and illustration. You also have a portfolio that showcases their proficiency in creating animated works and illustration projects.
  • Knowledge of critical and theoretical approaches related to the analysis of animation, film, and visual culture.
  • Understanding of narrative theories, genre analysis, and spectatorship as applied to animation and illustration.
  • Knowledge of media ecology, media regulation, and audience reception
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Passion for Teaching and Research
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of German is desirable
  • Knowledge of Educational Platforms (i.e. Canvas, Blackboard etc.)


  • Further training and vocational education, as well as polishing up academic titles
  • Exchange possibilities with GUS entities in other countries
  • Team events
  • Special conditions from BSBI business partners
  • Free refreshments 

How to apply

Please send your CV and letter of application to: bsbi.recruitment@berlinsbi.com.

Candidates must have the right to work in Germany. BSBI is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

The post holder may be asked to undertake different or additional duties in line with business requirements at the request of their line manager.

There is an expectation that all employees will maintain the values of the company and the Group it belongs to and will comply with the code of conduct as well as equality and diversity, health and safety and safeguarding policies.

We look forward to receiving your application!