Research Fellow, School of Design

Greenwich, United Kingdom
£28,762 to £34,308 plus £3875 London weighting
02 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Design

Location: Greenwich Campus
Salary: £28,762 to £34,308 plus £3875 London weighting
Part Time Hours: 0.5 FTE - 2 and a half days per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term - until 31/03/2024
Release Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023
Closing Date: Wednesday 29 March 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 3787

With a brand-new University of Greenwich #Strategy 2021-2030 focusing on Student Success; Inclusivity and Culture; Global Research & Knowledge Exchange Impact, and Connected and Sustainable Campuses, we are excited that the School of Design is expanding to the future. To put EDI, entrepreneurship and innovation at the centre of our practices and bring together Science, Architecture, Design, and Media subjects in response to the increasing demand for creative thinkers in the ever-growing creative industries and rapidly expanding circular economy. #ThisIsOurTime

The School of Design is part of the highly successful and vibrant faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Frequently commended for our partnership working across the design and creative industries sector, the School delivers high-quality research with external research funding reaching £4M and a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to various creative industries disciplines, including #Architecture, #Animation, #Media, #GraphicDesign, #LandscapeArchitecture #Visualcommunication, #Urbanism, #InclusiveDesign #DesignDiplomacy and more.

We seek a Research Fellow in Design, Participatory Art and Facilitation,0.5 FTE (two and a half days a week) to join the School of Design at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, the University of Greenwich in London.  This is a unique opportunity to join a London-based design school with a vision to impact the world by focusing on sustainable development goals and addressing design diversity and design inclusion issues. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join the AHRC-funded p_ART_icipate research project, which investigates the potential for participatory art to promote and foster social inclusion, social connectedness and well-being for the public remotely.  This research project examines how innovative art and technology can encourage social connectedness online through collaborative, multi-sensory art strategies. In collaboration with experts in Arts & Health and Arts Therapy (CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, Brunel University), p_ART_icipate offers immediate use cases for participatory arts in a public health context, resulting in guidelines for artistic practitioners and healthcare professionals.

Most of the vacancy’s duties will involve Research in various settings, and the successful candidate should have experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis in the project context. The successful candidate will engage in the REF and KEF and contribute to the school's research profile. 

The successful candidate will hold a Masters degree in a relevant field. 

Should you have any queries, please contact the AHRC Principal Investigator (PI) Dr Oliver Gingrich or HR on   

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.  

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The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.