Professor and Head of the Department of Art and Communications

University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is a successful, innovative, modern University with a proud past and high ambitions for the future, including relocation in 2019 to a £28m building. We are host to over 24,000 students from 120 countries, and we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching (we are the UK’s leading Institution for National Teaching Fellowships) and the employability of our graduates. Our research profile is growing apace as evidenced by our performance in the 2014 REF exercise and indeed the growing funding and investment that is evident throughout campus.

Located within the School of Art, Design and Architecture, led by Professor Mike Kagioglou, the Department of Art and Communication is a vibrant environment for research and teaching that focuses upon an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary, experimental, commercial and trans-disciplinary practices. With outstanding studio and technical facilities, under-graduate and post-graduate students not only enjoy the highest levels of teaching, but benefit from our proximity to industry through opportunities for placements and involvement in the cultural life of the region.

We are seeking to appointment a Professor and Head of Department who will build upon our considerable success to date. With a strong personal research track record and passion for teaching and learning, he or she will have the managerial wherewithal and tenacity to take the Department still further in its evolution. This is a time of great change within UK Higher Education, and sustaining the University of Huddersfield’s strong performance trajectory will require Heads of Department to deliver innovative solutions to new challenges. We believe that this is a fantastic opportunity for a talented academic to join a truly ambitious Institution.

For more information on how to apply and to download a candidate brief please visit or for an informal conversation please contact Elizabeth James on 0121 654 5924.

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