Professor in Creative Technologies

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£67,541 to £76,978 per annum
29 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Professor in Creative Technologies- Full Time, Permanent

Job reference: 0000215893

Date posted: 29/09/2022

Application closing date: 20/11/2022

Salary: £67,541 to £76,978 per annum (Grade 8)

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 35

Basis: Full Time

Job description
The School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI) is a forward looking, dynamic school preparing its students for employability and responsible citizenship fit for the demands of the 21st Century.

Situated in the heart of Scotland’s festival city, Edinburgh, SACI is made up of three subject areas –Design, Photography and Advertising; Screen & Performing Arts; and Media and Humanities. The School is home to over 1800 students and 100 permanent staff plus a range of industry experts and specialist staff employed on a visiting basis. 

At SACI, we are committed to delivering a personalised learning experience for students, set against an agenda of inclusivity, employability and sustainability. We are in the top ten for Design, Film and Photography, Media & Film Studies, English, and Music (Sunday Times and Guardian League Tables).  We submitted 38 research staff with two 3* publications and above to the REF2021 in four units of assessment, and have recently launched two new research centres to strengthen our research culture.

We are proud of our ethos, combining a sharp focus on critical thinking and applying theory to practice relevant to industry. Our staff maintain strong links to industry with many continuing to be active practitioners. Our school encourages an atmosphere of creative practice as research alongside more traditional research.

To find more information about SACI please click here.

The role

Pathway: Research or Professional Practice pathway

Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Arts and Creative Industries (SACI) are seeking to appoint a new Professor in Creative Technologies to help shape and lead the School’s research strategy. Edinburgh Napier has an outstanding academic reputation for delivering the highest quality education and research, alongside a purpose to add value to the social, cultural and economic capital of its communities to empower individuals, transform communities, build careers and shape futures. To learn more, watch this short video.

As a Professor in Creative Technologies, you will play a pivotal role in nurturing creative practice and will be expected to lead by example. You will have a track record of identifying and exploiting opportunities at the intersections of Design, Creativity and Technology; of leading diverse and multi-disciplinary creative teams; and of supporting and mentoring the career development of team members. As the head of a new research centre in Design, you will help establish SACI as a thought-leader in design’s application to new and emerging technologies, supporting and expanding the School’s industry partnerships to increase research and consultancy income. In addition you will develop and promote the School’s growing international research profile, in industry and academia.

Applicants must demonstrate: (Essential)

  • Doctoral level qualification
  • Professional qualifications relevant to discipline.
  • Evidenced achievement against the criteria for Esteem, Innovation, Contribution and Academic Leadership – please refer to Role Description
  • Demonstration of the University’s agreed values and behaviours – Professional Innovative, Inclusive and Ambitious.

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


Gross Base Salary: £67,541 to £76,978 per annum (Grade 8)

Further information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional Information

Application closing date: 20 November 2022

Interview date: Mid November 2022

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