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Professor – Art, Design and Fashion

Greater Manchester (GB)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Academic Discipline
Art, Performing Arts & Design, Arts & Humanities
Job Type
Academic Posts
Contract Type
Full Time

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Professor – Art, Design and Fashion
To lead our continuing growth as a global research and education institution, we are committed to expanding our professoriate across areas of research strength. Our ambition is to further embed practice as a foundation for collaboration and co-creation in the areas of art, design and fashion. If you have the ability, confidence, and determination to drive groundbreaking research in your area, this is your chance to join a school internationally renowned for our applied and practice-based, intellectually challenging approach to art, design and fashion.

About Manchester Met 
With over 5,100 staff members across the university, and around 41,000 students – including some 6,000 choosing to study for a postgraduate qualification – we are a big institution with even bigger ambitions. We are proud to be at the heart of one of Europe’s most diverse and vibrant cities, and with shared traditions of industry, innovation and inclusivity, our impact reaches around the globe. 

We are committed to providing excellent education to transform our students’ lives, and to delivering high quality research with powerful real-world impacts and benefits, as evidenced by our highly successful REF outcome: 30% of our research, across more than 740 academics, has been rated as world leading. And 91% of our research impact is world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021). 

About the opportunity 
Working in the Manchester School of Art Research Centre, you’ll join an institution that’s a leader in art, design and fashion research. In REF 2021, we were ranked second for the power of our research in Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory, with 100% of our research environment and impact rated as internationally excellent or world leading.
Our focus is to deliver impactful arts-based research through applied creativity as a foundation for collaboration and innovation, contributing to sustainable development and building a safer, more prosperous and ethical world. As a result, our researchers are embedded in national and international creative and cultural landscapes where they challenge norms, set agendas and shape future research narratives. We engage with a wide range of user communities and beneficiaries to co-produce research and resultant impact through mutually beneficial partnerships, while at the same time building our reputation as an innovator in the field.

You will have the freedom to tailor your development and build your academic reputation. Alongside expanding on your own vision and expertise, you will play a key role in mentoring others, promoting a cooperative, intellectually curious research culture and, as a member of the leadership community, supporting our long-term research strategy to enrich students’ lives while having a positive effect on our world. You can count on our full support; from the financial backing you need to start your research in Manchester, to the collegiate atmosphere and extraordinary quality of life that Manchester Metropolitan can offer.  

For more information, please visit our website.

About you 
As an inspiring and driven researcher, you are full of ideas and excited about having the scope and support to build on them. With in-depth understanding of your subject, we would expect you to be building an international reputation as a thought leader in your field. You should also be able to demonstrate the skills and potential to lead and mentor research teams and staff, to provide innovative teaching and learning, and to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.  
Whilst we are excited to be growing our community of research-focused professors, we would still love to hear from you if your career path has taken an education-focused route. 

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.  

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, women and disabled people, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area. 

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.




Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest campus-based universities in the UK with a total student population of over 36,000. We educate, develop, train and employ world-class professionals and maintain an emphasis on vocational education and employability for our students. Our roots in higher education date back to 1824, and we are committed to a strong future through a £350million investment in our buildings and facilities. We are also one of the UK’s most consistently popular Universities*, we have: More than1000 course and qualifications, the majority of which have a strong professional bias. An impressive  postgraduate taught course portfolio combined with world leading research and high impact knowledge exchange initiatives. Links with over 70 professional bodies and associations, recognising both the quality and practical focus of our course provision. An extensive portfolio of training and professional development courses, including tailored courses to meet specific business needs. *Over 58,000 undergraduate applications (from UCAS 2015).  

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