School of Design and Creative Arts

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.

Loughborough Design is internationally renowned, ‎nurturing the next generation of designers in developing truly life-‎changing products, services and experiences of the future. Loughborough Creative Arts has a long history developing highly sought after creative talent across fine art, graphic communication and illustration, and textile and innovation design.

We are looking for high calibre candidates to join us at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Level in the areas of Traffic Safety: Intelligent Mobility and Graphic Communication and Illustration.

Lecturer interviews will take place on 27 April, 2020 and Senior Lecturer interviews will take place on 23 April, 2020.

Traffic Safety: Intelligent Mobility

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Traffic Safety to help us continue to develop our prestigious and growing research and teaching profile in traffic, transport and intelligent mobility. The position will involve some teaching and student engagement, contributing where appropriate to our UG/PG programmes in the School. The role will also entail a significant element of developing funded research programmes and networking with potential research funding agencies. An established research programme of international status will be expected. The potential to link with other areas of the School’s research strengths will be welcome. The candidate must have a track-record of attracting research funding across a range of funding bodies including Industry, Government and Research Councils/European Commission.

Graphic Communication and Illustration

We are seeking to make appointments to contribute to the future development of teaching, enterprise and research in design for graphic communication and illustration at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ability to teach principles derived from practice, theory and history, coupled with a critical perspective, is essential. The post holder will have a well-defined research focus relevant to the area, for example the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dimensions of graphic design, and the applied specialised competencies of illustration, typography and photography, in static, dynamic and interactive formats. The subject area at Loughborough has a long-established reputation for Animation Studies and has recently established a Graphic Design Research Unit, having secured external grant capture to explore the role of urban-graphic-objects in heritage representation and interpretation. An established research programme of international standing will be expected (or strong indicators of potential), adding to the School’s existing research strengths in creative arts and design.

For informal enquiries in relation to the research areas or the School, please contact Professor Roger Haslam, Associate Dean (Teaching). All other enquiries, especially about the application process, or online submission should be directed to

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About the School

Our approach confronts and challenges technical possibilities, whilst provoking debate and discussion. We are proud to be ranked 2nd in the UK for Design & Crafts (Guardian University Guide 2020) ‎alongside being 1st for producing the most employable design graduates (BIDA, 2018).‎

Our research is ranked 4th in the UK for overall quality, with ‎‎93% of our research impact being classed internationally excellent (REF2014, UoA 34, Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory). Annually we attract around £5 million in funding from external investors and businesses. ‎This funding supports our research and enterprise, with outcomes having a ‎real impact on the world around us.‎

We are based within £25 million purpose-built facilities, including a purpose built, award winning Design Building and 6 superior creative hubs for the Arts. We are home to over 200 ‎academic, operational and technical staff as well as 100 doctoral research students.

Our School is committed to enterprise and knowledge exchange and uses its strengths to reach out to the design and creative industries. Links with major external partners are to the considerable benefit of both our teaching and research.

Our ambition is of the highest level. In 2018 we appointed a new Dean, Professor Cees de Bont. Cees was previously Dean at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Delft University of Technology and enhances the reputation and leadership of our School with his considerable international experience. As well as continuing to invest in additional world class academic staff, multi-million pound funding has been committed over the next five years to further enhance our research and teaching spaces and facilities. This is an exciting time in which to join us.