Associate Professor in Design

Greenwich, United Kingdom
£54,421 to £63,059 plus £3953 London weighting
28 Apr 2023
End of advertisement period
29 May 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Design

Location: Greenwich Campus
Salary: £54,421 to £63,059 plus £3953 London weighting
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date: Thursday 27 April 2023
Closing Date: Monday 29 May 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 3799-E

Associate Professor in Design (AC4) (with an initial appointment as Academic Portfolio Leader)

We seek an experienced HE Leader at the Associate Professor in Design Level to provide leadership to the Design Anthropology portfolio of programmes (including BA Hons Graphic and Digital Design, BA Hons Animation, MA Web Design & Content Planning, and MA Design) and lead on learning, teaching, research, and knowledge exchange activity within the academic specific area in the School of Design.  The successful candidate will be an inspirational design research practitioner with knowledge in one of the following disciplines: Design Inclusion, Graphic Design, Animation, Web Design, and visual communication have energy and passion for the student experience and work well across multidisciplinary teams. 

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. 

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 and more.

The Design Anthropology Portfolio focuses on how design translates human values into tangible experiences. 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.

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.  The post holder will be expected to provide leadership and set standards of excellence.  

The successful will hold a PhD degree in a relevant to Design subject (communication, graphic language, typography, social design, co-design, industrial design or similar) and be recognised as Fellow of HEA. 

 Should you have any queries, please contact the Head of the School, Professor Anastasios Maragiannis, or 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.