Professor in Design at Northumbria UK

Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, Northumbria University, UK
Apply by October 28, 2018

We are seeking an internationally renowned scholar to lead a critical and strategic approach to reframing the narrative and direction of Design, embracing design-led innovation, socio-cultural, ecological, environmental, technological and methodological perspectives.

Your research portfolio will align with one or more of our multidisciplinary research and enterprise themes: which currently are based in the areas of Critically Aware Design (this could include issues around sutainabilty and Design), Wellbeing, Business and Publics, Making and Materials.

The successful candidate who will grow and consolidate our global reputation through research and professional practice; initiate new and impactful research projects individually and in collaboration with colleagues and a range of high-profile institutions and external partners; generate external income; supervise PhD students; contribute to a collaborative research community within the School of Design and make a significant contribution to the leadership and development of research and knowledge exchange within the School and wider Faculty.

Northumbria University, Newcastle is in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings and has been recognised by Times Higher Education as having the biggest rise in ‘research power’ of any university following the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). Northumbria University has an international reputation for its Design research and training, and we have built strong partnerships in Design and the Creative Industries. The School of Design has an international reputation for design research and innovation. We recognise the potential of design to deliver new products, services, and experiences that transform ways of thinking, making, and living in the future. Our staff have pioneered original approaches for evolving design research practices, especially emerging technologies and craft, co-creation and participatory design, and responsible innovation.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent, and will have developed an excellent publication and research track record or industrial equivalent in design research. It is essential that they have exceptional written and verbal communication skills; relevant teaching and postgraduate supervisory experience; people and organisational leadership skills; and the ability to develop and ‘win’ significant external funding bids. They should also be able to demonstrate a willingness to work as part of a team and to take on administrative and management tasks, as required within a vibrant School of Design.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact: Dr Heather Robson, Head of the School of Design h.robson@northumbria.ac.uk

Full text of the ad available at https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/academic-433-professor-in-design

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