Professor of Creative and Interactive Computing

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Grade 8, £64,603 - £73,630 per annum
14 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor of Creative and Interactive Computing

Job reference    0000009751

Date posted    14/01/2021

Application closing date    11/02/2021

Salary: Salary: Grade 8, £64,603 - £73,630 per annum

Package   Excellent benefits package


Job description
Professor of Creative and Interactive Computing - Permanent - Full Time

Build your professorial career in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University

We are seeking to appoint a Professor in the area of Creative and Interactive Computing to join the School of Computing.    

The successful candidate will bring a track record of teaching and research across disciplines and will hold a leadership role within the School Leadership Team. A research profile characterised by a design informed approach, combined with a genuine engagement with, and concern for creative practice, is central.

With over 70 academics, 1400 students, and some of the most impressive computing lab facilities in a UK university, the School of Computing is highly regarded and one of the UK's largest computing departments at the heart of Scotland’s inspiring capital.

The Role

We are looking for a Professor who is passionate about creative and interactive computing and applications of emerging technologies in the field, and who will:

  • Lead and mentor academic and post-doctoral research staff in the Creative and Social Informatics (CSI) subject group, as Head of Subject.
  • Provide strategic direction and mentoring for two research groups: The Centre for Social Informatics and The Interaction Design (ID) group
  • Chair panels of supervisory teams for doctoral students and supervise students to successful completion as their Director of Studies.
  • Enhance and increase research quality, research income and impact through both personal research and providing research leadership and support for Early Career Academics.

As an established academic joining us as a Professor you will benefit from:

  • A research allowance of 30% of your time to build research in the school and increase research income. 
  • Joining supervisory teams for our doctoral students.
  • Involvement in our live externally funded projects, including the Creative Informatics project
  • Access to our staff development budget for travel to conferences and to establish collaborations.
  • Support from our Research, Innovation and Enterprise office (RIE). You may also be supported to gain Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline. 
  • A track record of attracting external research funding across disciplines of Interaction Design, User Experience and Human-Centred Design.
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Evidence of strategic decision making and policy delivery in teaching &/or research.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience, in a relevant teaching discipline, to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes.
  • A level of achievement appropriate to the post being applied for, including international/ national standing, a developing research track record of high quality outputs, external income generation, and academic leadership.

If you would like to know, more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile. 

Please note: The role holder may be required to travel from time-to-time to represent the school externally. 

Salary: Salary: Grade 8, £64,603 - £73,630 per annum 

Further information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional Information

Application Closing Date: 11th February
Interviews are likely to be on the 2nd and 9th March.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.  More details can be found here