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Professor of Creative Economies

Coventry University

Location: Coventry
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: 1340

Our Mission

Coventry University Group is a global education group with a mission of Creating Better Futures. Driven by our passion and belief that through education, equity, and innovation our students, people, and communities are empowered to transform their lives and the world around them. Our people are the key to our success and each role within the group plays a key role in shaping the world around us.

The Role

Coventry University is seeking to appoint a Professor of Creative Economies in its newly launched Centre for Creative Economies. Appointment to this position offers an opportunity to lead on the Centre’s research theme on Understanding Creative Economies. It also allows the successful candidate to provide academic leadership in an area of critical importance to transdisciplinary research within the University and to cement its growing international reputation and ambitious research agenda.

The Centre for Creative Economies (CCE) was launched in July 2023. Its mission is to investigate the formation and practice of creative economies and their outcomes for people, place and planet. We combine social science, humanities, and arts approaches to provide innovative, transdisciplinary research on creative and cultural economies – for impact today and for sustainable and just futures tomorrow.

Moving beyond the confines of creative industries, creative economies seeks to capture the broader ecosystem of activity at the interface between creativity, culture, economics, environment and technology and its generation of forms of value and development in contemporary society.

Qualifications Required

PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience.

Our Successful Candidate

The successful candidate is expected to have an international reputation with a successful record of accomplishment of high-quality research outputs, income generation and public engagement. Candidates with a specialism in one or more of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: creative economies, transdisciplinary research, mixed methods.

This post will lead one of our initial research themes: Understanding Creative Economies. Further leadership posts will support our other initial themes: Creative Economies and Ecological Sustainability; Space, Place and the Creative Economy; Creative Economies for Health and Wellbeing; and Digital Heritage and Culture.

For more information on the Centre for Creative Economies and informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Nick Henry (nick.henry@coventry.ac.uk).

The Benefits

As a staff member of Coventry University, you will have access to a wide range of industry leading rewards and benefits which includes:

  • Excellent Employers Pension Contribution
  • 38 days Annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • New Holiday Purchase Scheme up to 5 additional days
  • BUPA Cash Plan
  • 50% off Tuition Fee’s for staff dependants
  • CU Reward Scheme – Discounts across a range of High Street/ Online Retailers
  • New Electric Car Scheme
  • Cycle To work scheme
  • A personal and professional development programme that will help you to achieve your aspirations.

Our Culture

As a global Education Group, equality, diversity, and inclusion are embedded within the fabric of our organisation and are a key focus of our core values. We harness the power and potential of the diverse cultures, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences of our students, colleagues, and partners to create opportunities for all.

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