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Lecturer in Graphic Design - Full time, Permanent

Edinburgh Napier University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th April 2021
Closes: 18th May 2021

We’re putting together a team to move our award-winning graphic design programme into the next phase of its development. As a result, we are looking for an inspirational graphic design lecturer who is passionate about and rooted in the craft of graphic design. We will be appointing to one of the following academic pathways: ResearchLearning & Teaching or Professional Practice.

The role

The graphic design programme at Edinburgh Napier is research led, with a strong social and ethical focus, instilling in our graduates a sense of global citizenship and social responsibility. Our students learn through creative inquiry, exploration and experimentation. We therefore welcome research-active applicants who are able to practically share their passion for research with students.

The role is based at our Merchiston Campus in our School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI), located in the beautiful and historic heart of Morningside, Edinburgh. Edinburgh is home to the world's largest arts festival, world class museums and galleries and has a vibrant design and media industry.

The School of Arts & Creative Industries hosts a range of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, and plays an active part in the creative industries in Scotland. Edinburgh Napier was ranked number one among UK modern universities for Art & Design in the Times Good University Guide 2021. To find more information about SACI please click here.

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.

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about and rooted in the craft of graphic design. You will have a deep contextual understanding of where graphic design has come from, and exceptional technical skills in the practical craft of contemporary graphic design. You will have extensive professional design experience, and be able to demonstrate expertise across a range of areas of graphic design activity including (but not limited to) typography, art direction, editorial, data visualisation, production and print craft.

But we also want someone who looks to the future: who has their finger on the pulse of contemporary theoretical and academic discourses within design practice and pedagogy, informing a cutting-edge future-oriented vision for where graphic design is going as it constantly transforms and evolves.

A PhD is desirable, but not essential. You will either hold a doctoral level qualification or demonstrate an equivalent professional or industrial standing.  

The post holder should be a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy or eligible for fast-track application.

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Benefits we offer

Salary: £40,322 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)

Further information can be found here.

Additional information

Closing: 18th May 2021 (Midnight)

Interviews: TBC

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Lei Cox and for general queries

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