School of Design and Creative Arts

The School of Design and Creative Arts is internationally renowned, ‎nurturing 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.

We actively encourage applicants from women, disabled, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, who can bring their experiences and voices to the staff demographic and wider school culture.

Join our welcoming academic community

The School is seeking Lecturers in Fine Art and Human Factors/Ergonomic Design, as well as a Professor in Sustainable Fashion.

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.

In addition to your teaching and research duties, you'll also be at the forefront of securing funding through the initiation, planning, and direction of external funding bids. Take your career to the next level and become a catalyst for change in the exciting field of fashion design and technology.

All posts seek to 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.

Fine Art

Lecturer in Fine Art

We're inviting applications from scholars engaged in research with specific reference to pursue a personal research programme consistent with the research priorities of the school that increases the global visibility and reputation of the University.

To pursue a personal research programme consistent with the research priorities of the School that increases the global visibility and reputation of the University. Applications from candidates whose practice or research shows expertise or specialism in Black and Minority Ethnic/EDI-centric arts with the ability to teach these subjects would be welcomed.

Human Factors/Ergonomic Design

Lecturer in Human Factors/Ergonomic Design

The School is looking for applicants with expertise across the Ergonomics domain.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in areas such as physical ergonomics, systems thinking, and the application of ergonomics approaches to healthcare contexts. In addition, some experience of working in industry should be demonstrated along with relevant research experience that can support our student research supervision and research-informed curricula.

Sustainable Fashion

Professor in Sustainable Fashion

The School wants to recruit a Professor in (Sustainable) Fashion who will collaborate with the Dean and the newly developed Fashion and Design Technology Team in the School of Design and Creative Arts, to steer the development of a dynamic portfolio of research in fashion design and technology.

Work closely with internal and external communities and industry partners to apply cutting-edge fashion design technologies and make an impact. With the responsibility of directing the research efforts of all academic staff and research degree students, you'll have the chance to bridge the gap between University interests and emerging academic and industry partnerships.

Apply now

Apply now Professor and Lecturer roles in the School of Design and Creative Arts. The closing date for applications is Monday 30 October 2023.

Professor 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

Fine Art

Professor Craig Richardson

Human Factors / Ergonomics

Professor Andrew Morris

Sustainable Fashion

Professor Cees de Bont

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