Lecturer in Visual Communication (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.

About you

  • Master’s or higher degree in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or a related field. A strong academic background and expertise in the subject matter are essential.
  • Substantial professional experience in the field of visual communication, with a proven track record of successful projects and contributions to the creative industry.
  • Previous experience in teaching or conducting workshops/seminars will be advantageous.
  • Deep understanding of various theoretical discourses that have influenced and been influenced by visual communication practice.  
  • Deep understanding of project development processes in visual communication. Experience in guiding students through self-initiated project proposals, evaluating aims, and supporting sustained periods of self-directed study will be highly beneficial.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of contemporary visual communication themes, approaches, and craft skills is necessary.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Mentorship and Guidance skills
  • Collaborative and Industry-Oriented Approach
  • Technological proficiency in relevant software and tools used in the field of visual communication, such as Adobe Creative Suite, digital imaging software, and multimedia tools, is essential for effective teaching and practical demonstrations.
  • 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!