Loughborough University London

Loughborough University London is part of an exciting community of organisations, creatives and educational providers. Our unique East London location provides a stimulating environment for postgraduate students and staff to ask questions, challenge ideas and collaborate with a wide range of inspiring industry partners.

Building on recent successes in relation to research, teaching and enterprise, the School is continuing to expand its reach, creating new opportunities for people to join us.

With excellent facilities in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Loughborough University London is looking for individuals who can enhance the reach and reputation of the University through a record of internationally-renowned research and high quality teaching.

In its first six years Loughborough University London has built an interdisciplinary set of activities involving new research areas in seven Institutes, an innovative set of postgraduate programmes that have proven immensely popular as demonstrated in strong recruitment and favourable student survey results, and a range of enterprise partners who are integrated into our research and teaching.

Join our welcoming and dynamic School

We have opportunities for individuals to join at Lecturer level in the Institute for Design Innovation and at Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level in the Institute for International Management. A professorial opportunity is available in the Institute of Digital Technologies.

Digital Technologies

Professor in Digital Technologies

The Institute for Digital Technologies addresses major technological challenges, with a focus on machine learning and data analytics, immersive and interactive technologies, Internet of Things, cyber security and autonomous systems. We have a vibrant, enthusiastic and forward-thinking research community, where world-leading academics, researchers and students work closely together to research the latest advances in digital technologies.

Our Digital Technologies Master's programmes are designed for students who wish to gain knowledge and expertise in the latest advances in digital creative media, digital marketing, digital finance, cyber security & big data and artificial intelligence, whilst offering students a chance to partake in development projects and industry-focused work experience opportunities.

We are looking to appoint a Professor in Digital Technologies who will become the Director of the Institute. This is an opportunity for an outstanding scholar to join us and lead the existing team of academics in this field. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of proven academic leadership, securing external research income, particularly from UKRI, and to have a wide network in academia and industry.

They will be expected to actively develop the staff in this area and forge link across the university where relevant, and lead the review and expansion of the curriculum development. Our School is an interdisciplinary one and we will seek to appoint someone who values this.

Design Innovation

Lecturer in Design Innovation

Overall, the purpose is to contribute to and enhance the research, teaching and enterprise activities of the Institute for Design Innovation of Loughborough University in London. The research-intensive Institute combines creative collaboration and co-creation to understand and create value for users, organisations, ecosystems and society.

As areas of research and teaching, the Institute engages in examining design value, meaning, practice and service and policy design, together with the management of design in both the design industry and other societal contexts. Institute staff routinely publish their research in major design (and related) journals. Current emerging research streams include critical perspectives in design management, design in entrepreneurial contexts, services, and research into the design industry itself. The Institute for Design Innovation enjoys a collaborative relationship with The School of Design and Creative Arts, based at Loughborough University’s Midlands campus.
More specifically, the purpose of this post is to contribute to the emerging and ongoing research and teaching in and around the design industry and the use of design in entrepreneurial activity. The field of study is situated within the wider creative industries sector. The area of study is expected to widely involve user and customer engagement in new product, service and business development, the co-creation of value in design practice and the industry, and the application of service design, design thinking, critical perspectives and digital approaches in wide enterprise, intra- and entrepreneurship contexts. The area involves furthermore engaging with potentially disruptive early stage and growth initiatives, for-profit and social enterprise, community-based activities and widening participation, highlighting especially the use of design supporting innovation to disability and assisted technologies.

Applicants are warmly encouraged to demonstrate their expertise and interest in new exploratory themes and topics, imaginative contexts and novel methodologies within the wider areas of design that have received scant attention to date but represent potentially valuable avenues of investigation.

International Management

Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in International Management

The vision for the Institute for International Management is to become a leading academic group representing a contextual approach to Comparative Management and International Business that is interdisciplinary and methodologically and theoretically pluralistic. Our research and teaching draws on sociology, political science, political economy, heterodox economics, and anthropology.

Our approach is critical in the broad sense of seeking to develop management and business theory and research that contributes to addressing the existential threats humanity is facing, from the ecological catastrophe to extreme inequality and extremist political movements.

We want to recruit a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer who will contribute to our research programme on international and comparative management and enhance our capacity in the area of sustainability and sustainable management. The successful candidate is expected to teach modules in sustainable management and corporate social responsibility. We welcome applications for scholars with any disciplinary background. Depending on their background, the successful candidate may also contribute to our School-wide programmes in international development.

We particularly welcome applications from scholars with a focus on developing countries. We also encourage applications from non-male candidates and candidates from minority groups.

Apply now

Apply now for Professor, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer roles at Loughborough University London.

The closing date for applications is 27 November 2022.

Professor 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

International Management

Professor Gerhard Schnyder Director of the Institute for International Management

Design Innovation

Professor Mikko Koria Director of the Institute for Design Innovation

Digital Technologies

Professor Tony Edwards Dean of Loughborough University London

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