Professor/Head of Department in Art and Communications 

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Competitive Remuneration Package
29 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Art, Design and Architecture
Professor/Head of Department in Art and Communications 
Competitive Remuneration Package
Full time
Ref: R4356 

At a time of exciting developments in the School of Art, Design and Architecture and the University of Huddersfield, a highly creative and enthusiastic individual is required for the post of Professor/Head of Department in Art and Communications. The Professor/Head of Department will maintain an active research profile securing high quality outputs appropriate to the subject and build a record of academic distinction through publications, exhibitions etc, and through contribution to major conferences and media events. The successful candidate will report to the Dean of School, Professor Mike Kagioglou, and have line management responsibility, as well as experience and a track record in leadership positions in their subject area. A strong focus on teaching and learning, innovation, research and aspirations for global significance are essential. 

The department currently offers an exciting mix of courses in Graphic Design and Animation, Contemporary Art and Illustration and Photography. The Department is committed to promoting high quality research, teaching and learning, which reflects contemporary knowledge and understanding related to studio practice, theoretical contexts and industry. Our students participate in placement opportunities with a wide range of organisations, from global conglomerates, to small independent based businesses. This enriches the students’ experience and empowers them with a professional approach, enabling them to achieve their career ambitions. The School is particularly interested in candidates whose work consistently traverses across disciplinary boundaries.

The Professor/Head of Department will maintain a personal research profile of international quality and reputation that has a significant impact on the School of Art, Design and Architecture and beyond to enhance the reputation and standing of both the School and University.

Our School of global significance where research and teaching excellence meet creative practice is award winning, professionally accredited and research intensive. Over the last year we have made an impact on a global scale through our research, collaborative projects and with international award winning staff and students. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the post please do not hesitate to contact Professor Mike Kagioglou (Dean) in person on: +44 (0)1484 422535 or email  

For further details about this post and to make an application please visit: 

Closing Date: 27 May 2019
Interview Date: 25 June 2019
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