International Lecturer in Design

Lancaster University - Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)

Grade: Grade 7-8

Contract:   Indefinite

Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Art at Lancaster University is seeking to enhance its already strong national and international profile of excellence, and is expanding as part of a programme of investment by the University by appointing a new Lecturer in Design (Grade 7 or 8).

The Lectureships are open to candidates with research interests in design and contribute to contemporary debates in related fields. You will be expected to contribute to undergraduate courses in Design and develop collaborative research networks both within, and beyond the University.

Lancaster University has recently established a joint institute with its highly ranked partner Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU). The campus, called Lancaster University College - Beijing Jiaotong University, is located in Weihai in the Shandong province in China. We wish to appoint a post at the Senior Lecturer level, to collaborate with our key strategic partner in China. Key responsibilities will include:

  • (1) Delivering up to two visits of 10 weeks duration each teaching at the Weihai campus every year;
  • (2) Complementing the internationally-leading research output of the Department;
  • (3) Engaging with the administration and day-to-day running of the Department.

You should be able to demonstrate potential research links into our existing strengths in design theory, design management and strategy, service design, product design, digital design, or design for sustainability. You will be a member of the research centre ImaginationLancaster, and you will be expected to pursue a strong research agenda and produce outputs at a level appropriate for submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2020 and beyond.

You will play a role in undergraduate teaching and curriculum development, and where appropriate contribute to postgraduate teaching and have relevant administrative skills. We encourage a wide and diverse range of applications and are open to broad interpretations of the role of design in the 21st century.

Please indicate in your covering letter which salary grade you are applying for.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Frank Dawes, Head of Department, LICA. Tel: 01524 93246.

The Institute’s webpage is at

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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