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, visual communication, and textile innovation and design.

We are looking for outstanding candidates to join us at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader level.  Interview dates are scheduled for 6 November (Lecturer) and 10 December (Senior Lecturer/Reader).

User Experience Design

We are seeking to make appointments to contribute to user experience design teaching across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, using a range of appropriate delivery methods, to assist students in forming and communicating design solutions. The ability to teach user experience design principles and practice, as well as to supervise design practice projects is required. The post holder will have a well-defined research focus, which aligns to one or more of the School’s design research strengths (Digital Fabrication, Experience Design, Human Factors, Safety and Responsible Design).  An established research programme of international status will be expected (or strong indicators of potential).

Integrated Industrial Design

We are seeking to make appointments to contribute to integrated industrial design teaching across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, using a range of appropriate delivery methods, to assist students in forming and communicating design solutions. The ability to teach integrated industrial design principles and practice, as well as to supervise design practice projects is required. The post holder will have a well-defined research focus, which aligns to one or more of the School’s design research strengths (Digital Fabrication, Experience Design, Human Factors, Safety and Responsible Design).  An established research programme of international status will be expected (or strong indicators of potential). 

Textiles Innovation and Design

We are seeking to make a senior appointment to provide leadership for our Textiles: Innovation & Design BA. This role will coordinate delivery of the programme, whilst contributing to teaching theory and practice. The post holder will have a well-defined research focus, which aligns to and enhances Loughborough Creative Arts’ textiles research strengths. An established research programme of international status will be expected (or strong indicators of potential).

Digital Arts and/or Digital Design

We are looking for outstanding candidates at lecturer level in Digital Arts and/or Digital Design, with the ability to teach practice and theory across our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Indicators of potential to develop a research programme to international status will be expected, as well as a strong fit with the School’s existing research strengths in creative arts and design.

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Follow the link below to apply for Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer roles in the School of Design and Creative Arts.

Reader Senior Lecturer Lecturer

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. Last year we appointed a new Dean, Prof 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 5 years to further enhance our research and teaching spaces and facilities. This is an exciting time in which to join us.

Recent appointments

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Cees de Bont

Dean of Loughborough Design School

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Hua Dong

Professor in Design

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Phillip Lindley

Professor of Art History