Professor in Anti/Post/Decolonial Theories and Praxes

Millbank, London UK
£61,945 - £99,972 per annum - dependent on experience
07 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The UAL Decolonising Arts Institute is seeking to appoint a Professor to play a pivotal role in developing and delivering the research agenda in our creative and interdisciplinary Institute within Europe’s largest provider of creative education. Working closely with the Director, Institute Research Fellows and Senior research staff across UAL, the post holder will develop and deliver a creative interdisciplinary and integrated research programme for the Institute, and lead the development of new research partnerships and collaborations beyond the Institute’s current major funded 3-year projects, and towards other multivocal, multidisciplinary and multimodal spaces.  

Within UAL, Professors are required to exemplify academic leadership and have a strategic role in the development of the University’s research. Professors will produce research outputs that are internationally excellent and have a record of developing external collaborations of strategic importance. The post-holder will develop their research and practice within the research aims and remit of the University of the Arts, through work in relation to the spaces and modalities of anticolonial, postcolonial and decolonial histories, theories, practices and praxes across arts and cultures in UK and global contexts, at the UAL Decolonising Arts Institute. They will develop and lead research projects and significantly contribute to the academic research profile and activities of the University. 

The post-holder will take a leading role in their appointed areas of research and evidence involvement at a senior level with relevant professional bodies or learned societies. They will also plan and initiate the writing of external funding bids as either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator and have a record of acquiring significant external funding. Professors are expected to act as Directors of Study and/or supervisors to research degree students as appropriate to their workload.

Why choose us?  

University of the Arts London is a world top-two University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise.  

Your profile

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, have a track record of internationally excellent research, and are keen to work with others as part of a team and develop more junior colleagues.

You will have significant experience of research informed teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and you have PhD completions as director of studies or equivalent.

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Closing date: 19 April 2023 23:55.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.