Associate Professor – Design (Graphics, Advertising or Interior/Spatial Design)

Edinburgh Napier University - School of Arts & Creative Industries

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Associate Professor – Design (Graphics, Advertising or Interior/Spatial Design)

Based in our Merchiston campus our award-winning School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI)  is currently looking for an Associate Professor of Design to join the team and become a key leader within the School.

The school hosts a range of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, and our annual showcase of the creative talent of new and emerging designers, photographers, and film makers draws widespread media attention. Please click the link for more information on our degree show.

SACI plays an active part in the creative industries in Scotland and is always working to develop its most important asset – its people. Our close links with leading organisations and employers ensure we keep our degrees abreast of sector needs and advances. We are widely recognised for our expertise and excellence in creative practice and our work is enhanced by extensive international collaboration providing both staff and student with the opportunity to work and study worldwide.

Our ambition is to be in the top ten for creative industries in UK HEIs and we are looking for a dynamic and pioneering academic to work collaboratively in enhancing our inspiring learning environment and making our students really stand out.

The Role

As Associate Professor in Design you will contribute to the academic leadership of the school. Working primarily in the Design, Advertising & Photography subject group, you will support the development of staff and students to create a positive student experience and contribute to developing research outputs for REF UoA 34 (Art & Design).

You will be ambitious in your career and this role will give you the opportunity to move into a head of subject position where you will drive forward strategic objectives.

What Are We Looking For

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Breadth and depth of experience in specialism (Graphics, Advertising or Interior/Spatial Design)
  • Capacity to develop high-quality teaching/learning and research programmes and have experience of research-led teaching and/or training
  • Good external networks
  • Evidence of generating external funding or successful research collaboration
  • Evidence of a professional or academic and research profile, including high-quality publications or exhibitions
  • Proven track record in leading and managing within a team environment
  • Completed PhD supervision is preferred, as is a doctoral qualification, but not essential.

To view, the full Job Description click here

Benefits We Offer

Salary: Grade 7 - £49,149 - £56,950

Further information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional Information

Start Date: ASAP

Application Closing Date:  9th October

Interviews are expected to be held on week commencing 30th October

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