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Professor of Design Futures

Coventry University - Centre for Arts, Memory, and Community (CACM)

Location: Coventry
Salary: Competitive (Grade 10)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th January 2020
Closes: 1st March 2020
Job Ref: REQ007592

Applications are invited for a Professor role in Design Futures within the Centre for Arts, Memory, and Community (CACM) at Coventry University. Coventry University is looking to further expand the Centre, strengthening our world-leading multi-disciplinary design research.

CAMC provides a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with a global profile and heritage of quality within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. We believe that arts and humanities have a transformative effect on our lives, and that critical thinking, creativity and innovation produce solutions for some of the world’s most deep-rooted social and cultural problems.  The Centre takes a unique multi-disciplinary perspective to explore and exploit the value of creativity and culture in how we understand, connect and transform communities and enrich individual lives for a better future.

Design is a core disciplinary strength within the Centre particularly demonstrated through application to health, ageing and transport. We are looking to further expand the team, with exciting and complementary research expertise. The focus of the roles will be on high- quality research in one, or more of the following areas:  

  • Communication Design;
  • Service and Experience Design and Innovation;
  • Design Entrepreneurship;
  • Data-Driven Design;
  • Digital design practice (including system design, interaction, prototyping, creative data visualisation/mapping/analysis etc.). 

As one of Coventry’s biggest employers the University will provide an excellent benefits package and a personal and professional development programme that will help you to achieve your aspirations.

The closing date for applications: Sunday 1st March 2020

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Professor Patricia Phillippy, Executive Director for the Centre of Arts, Memory and Communities, at

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