Associate Professor of Design Anthropology

Greenwich, United Kingdom
£53,353 to £61,823 plus £3953 London weighting
09 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Design

Location: Greenwich Campus
Salary: £53,353 to £61,823 plus £3953 London weighting
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date: Wednesday 08 March 2023
Closing Date: Wednesday 05 April 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 3799

We seek an experienced Academic and/or practitioner to lead the recently established Design Anthropology Academic Portfolio, one of the four portfolios in the School of Design. The role is for an initial three years; after this period, the successful candidate can return to the Associate Professor role with different responsibilities and workloads. The role holder's period of office may be extended beyond this initial three-year period subject to outstanding performance and review.

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. Design Anthropology Portfolio focuses on how design translates human values into tangible experiences. In addition, design Anthropology is a way to uncover social aspects of user experience. Here, the ideas are oriented toward digital transformation and innovation through visual communication, animation, and design practices.

With a brand-new #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 post holder is expected to have strong stakeholder relationships at regional, national, and international levels across teaching or their subject-related discipline, a rack record of teaching and scholarship initiatives or discipline-related research and obtain external funding, will be an inspirational design practitioner with knowledge in one of the following disciplines: Design, and visual communication. Have energy and passion for the student experience and work well across multidisciplinary teams. 

They will also be excited to seek out interdisciplinary opportunities both within the UoG and externally and to agent, cultivate and engage with established and new networks.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree in a relevant Design subject and be recognised as a Fellow of HEA / or have a Teaching qualification.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with the Head of the School, Professor Anastasios Maragiannis, at

Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Recruitment Team on   

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

Academic Career Pathways 

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help it 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.