School of Design and Creative Arts

The School of Design and Creative Arts is internationally renowned, ‚Äénurturing the next generation of designers in developing socially and environmentally-responsible experiences, products and services.

We are among the world's best universities for art and design, offering widely respected taught courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels, within a research-intensive environment.

Join our welcoming and dynamic School

The School is recruiting Lecturers in Industrial Design and Digital Creativity, as well as an experienced academic leader in Fashion and Textiles.

Working alongside a team of highly experienced academics, the post holders will develop many existing professional and academic associations with the Creative Industries through external projects, industry links, staff research, exhibitions and work placements, and enhance this work for additional social, cultural and academic impact.

Essential to all the roles is a commitment to understanding and progressing professional practice through research-led teaching that combines traditional and new technologies and collaborative interdisciplinary and industry-supported projects to deliver outstanding graduate prospects.


Lecturers in Design

The School is seeking applicants with specialist expertise in Industrial/Product Design (ID/PD), Experience Design (XD), and/or Environments Design (ED).

Candidates will be human-centric, responsible, and future-facing in their approach to design practice and education, and able to demonstrate exemplary core skills including: sketching, CAD, and prototyping (ID/PD). A blend of these skills with expertise in the human-centred design of spaces (ED), storytelling, journey mapping, and/or systemic thinking (XD) would be advantageous.

In addition, the School welcomes broad interests or specialisms in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • the involvement of consumers, stakeholders, and non-designers in design processes;
  • emerging and future approaches to the design of products, experiences (digital and non-digital), and environments/spaces;
  • encouraging and fostering creativity, innovation, and confidence in student designers;
  • personalisation of products through Additive Manufacturing;

These posts will help enable the post-holder to develop, advance and co-ordinate industry relationships and interfaces for the purposes of student placements, and staff research / practice collaborations and events.

Graphic Design

Lecturer in Graphic Design

For the Graphic Design post, we are seeking applicants engaged in research with specific reference to a range of graphic communication competencies in areas such as:

  • typography & type design
  • branding & strategy
  • digital design
  • user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design
  • sequential narrative & storytelling
  • illustration & image-making
  • environmental graphic design
  • and other related specialist design practices

This post will help enable the post-holder to develop, advance and co-ordinate industry relationships and interfaces for the purposes of student placements, and staff research / practice collaborations and events.

Digital Creativity

Professor in Digital Creativity

The School is recruiting a leader in digitally enabled approaches to creative practice. The postholder will be able to demonstrate an affinity with new digital enabling technologies and interactive platforms.

The postholder will have extensive experience with the development and delivery of cutting-edge applications, both in research and in education, of Metaverse-related technologies in Art and/or Design environments.

The postholder will be able to demonstrate in-depth understanding of the technologies and of the practical applications of such technologies in creative and educational contexts. They should have the passion and creative vision to research, design and implement the new technologies across a wide range of disciplines, within the School of Design and Creative Arts and potentially beyond.

Fashion and Textiles

Reader, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles

The School is also looking to recruit into the Fashion and Textiles programmes at a senior level, either as a Reader, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer, dependent upon experience.

We are looking for an innovative, ambitious and visionary academic practitioner/researcher to lead the curriculum development and delivery of the current BA Textile Design programme and to drive the new BA Fashion Design and Technology programme launching in 2023, as well as support the existing BA Textile Design programme.

You will play a significant role in framing the future direction of the subject area to build on its international reputation and that of the broader School of Design and Creative Arts, enhancing professional, academic and research partnerships.

You will be regarded as an established leading authority within their field, or be building their reputation in the field and be seeking to take that next step through this opportunity. The successful candidate will be expected to provide effective management and senior leadership to inspire, motivate and nurture students and colleagues to ensure that the subject area continues to address the changing and challenging needs of the global fashion and textiles industry.

Apply now

Apply now Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer roles in the School of Design and Creative Arts. The closing date for applications is 27 November 2022

Professor Reader Senior Lecturer Lecturer

The University is dedicated to supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment – to create better futures, together. The diverse backgrounds, characteristics and opinions within our community are our great strength and are key to our pursuit of delivering educational excellence, enterprise, research and professional services. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and minoritized groups as they are currently under-represented within our community.

We recognise the value of a fulfilling and balanced work and personal life which promotes wellbeing. We seek to support colleagues in achieving this balance and have family-friendly policies, flexible working arrangements and many roles can be suitable for dynamic working arrangement. This includes considering applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Informal enquiries


Professor Russ Marshall


Dr Rob Tovey

Digital Creativity

Professor Cees de Bont

Fashion and Textiles

Dr Deborah Harty