Associate Professor

University of Derby

Inspire, Innovate, Impact.

At the University of Derby, people are at the heart of everything we do. As a major, local employer we not only offer one of the region’s most competitive reward packages, but we are also constantly recognising and rewarding individual contribution, as well as helping to develop colleagues both personally and professionally. We take pride in being a really friendly, supportive and innovative workplace and we are genuinely committed to offering colleagues the opportunity to develop a fantastic, long-lasting career here with us.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement.

About the role

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Leading the School of Arts Research Centre you will contribute to the research strategy of the School and the wider College through academic leadership and appropriate research activity. The Centre will provide the primary platform for arts, creative and cultural industries research, focussing on inter-disciplinary relationships across the College and wider University.   You will participate in the development, management, academic leadership and administration of the School and College to facilitate the delivery of high quality research, knowledge transfer and teaching and learning, with a focus on both REF and research income. You will promote research informed teaching in the School and identify and grow research projects working collaboratively across the University and with public, commercial and international partners. Additionally, you will build on an established national reputation and work towards an international reputation within the academic discipline and research field.

You will be an excellent communicator and people leader and will possess significant evidence of teaching, scholarship, research and leading edge practice at a national and, preferably international, level. Additionally, you will have a substantial record of high quality publications and proven experience of generating and managing research income.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities
  • Local recognition scheme

Application procedure

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