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Edinburgh Napier University

School of Arts and Creative Industries

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’. An innovative, learner centric university with a modern and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its ethos and applied in its approach.

Edinburgh Napier has an outstanding academic reputation for delivering the highest quality education and research, alongside a purpose to add value to the social, cultural and economic capital of its communities to empower individuals, transform communities, build careers and shape futures.

Further information about Edinburgh Napier University can be found here.

Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Arts and Creative Industries is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for delivering teaching and learning in the creative sector. We achieved 89% in the last NSS, and we are number one in the UK for Journalism, and in the top ten for Film and Photography, Media & Film Studies, English, Design and Music (Sunday Times and Guardian League Tables). We are the number one UK Modern for every subject we deliver. We are committed to collaborative interdisciplinary working between our three key subject disciplines:

  • Screen and Performing Arts
  • Art, Design & Photography
  • Media and Humanities

Our mission is to unlock innovation and growth, nurture talent and opportunities for collaboration, and enable graduates and staff to develop sustainable careers in tomorrow’s creative and connected communities.

We responded well to the challenges of Covid-19, continuing to deliver face-to-face teaching and supporting our students to achieve. We have continued to build on our successes, so can now roll out ambitious plans to build on our strong national and international reputation, to expand and develop further. We will be growing student numbers from 2021 and are looking to increase income, grant applications and build further on our strong REF submission. We are therefore looking to recruit new staff to all areas of the School who can join us in achieving our ambitious plans for the future.

Our School delivers applied learning where research informs practice, and professionalism is nurtured and developed. We work closely with our industry partners to ensure our students are ready for the world of work. Our graduates are highly valued alumni, many of whom go on to win awards and change industry practice.

Research in our School is multi-disciplinary, another feature of our School’s collaborative working culture. Our research informs our teaching and we will be delivering in four units of assessment for the REF. You will join a vibrant international, interprofessional community of established and early career researchers, which includes an ever-growing number of PhD students. New colleagues who join our team have an opportunity to link in and join existing research groups and are also supported to grow new research partnerships in their areas of interest, in line with School research and enterprise priorities.

Collaboration and partnership are key features of our School culture. Externally, we continually network with our partner stakeholders, including: the BBC, ITV, the 12 Edinburgh Festivals, Creative Scotland, and many others. All our students undergo work placements and benefit from the growth in the creative sector, especially screen, in Edinburgh and beyond.

The School and University is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing the best staff and looks forward to welcoming enthusiastic colleagues to the team.

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