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Associate Professor in Strategic Design Practice

UCL - Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Location: London
Salary: £57,342 to £62,346 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (grade 9)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th September 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: 1878527

Interview Date: W/C 15th November 2021

Fixed Term - Until the 31st of July 2025 in the first instance.

The Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is a department within UCL and part of The Bartlett faculty, known internationally for its radical thinking about space, design and sustainability. The work of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is influencing global policy decisions and creating new policy collaborations to deliver public value-driven innovations.  The Institute is seeking a Professor of Practice in Strategic Design to lead IIPP Studio policy practice. 

The Professor will be active in fundraising for externally funded policy practice and be actively engaged in IIPP’s post-graduate and executive education teaching programmes. She or he should be able to represent the IIPP internationally at academic conferences and policy meetings.  The position presents an excellent opportunity to shape an innovative field of practice-based research, influence policy at the highest levels, and contribute more broadly to a fast paced and rapidly growing academic department. 

This appointment is available until the 31st of July 2025 in the first instance.  The ideal candidate will be a practitioner of strategic design of the highest international calibre, with an outstanding record in working with policy, business and third sector actors. She or he should contribute to establishing IIPP’s novel radical interdisciplinary Studio programme and policy engagement practices.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or about the application process, or would like to discuss the position, please contact Tania Alcantarilla (

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Please apply via UCL’s online application system, which you must first register for. Once registered you will be required to complete an application form requesting personal details, references, summary of your employment history and an explanation of how you meet both the essential and desirable elements of the post.

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