Senior Lecturer Design and Innovation

Hatfield, Hertfordshire (GB)
£38,183 to £48,327 pa pro rata
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
04 May 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Senior Lecturer Design and Innovation
Ref: 014550

School of Creative Arts

£38,183 to £48,327 pa pro rata

Grade: UH8

Part time position working 22.2 hours per week (0.6 FTE)


The School of Creative Arts is seeking a Senior Lecturer to join our friendly and ambitious Design Group, teaching on the BA Product and Industrial Design and leading on the development of the MA award in design futures.

The main duties and responsibilities are:

  • Focus on design and innovation in relation to product and industrial design, teaching and developing the curriculum at both UG and PG levels; making a contribution to the human-centred design focus as well as student skills in relation to conceptualising and realising design solutions through research, idea generation, identifying and finding solutions to problems relating to products and services
  • Engage fully in industry research projects, linked to the discipline interests in the School
  • Play a key role in the Digital Hack Lab which is focused on the commercially relevant use of digital technologies innovations
  • Teach the relevant 2D and 3D software skills that include: Solid Works, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • To contribute to module and year group leadership, as well as initiating industry and live projects
  • Lead on the development of the PG design futures award, building at least 2 – 3 key core external industry relationships as well as other useful external contacts for the programme as well as recruitment and validation activities
  • Design and development of teaching, learning and assessment materials for a range of skills related modules
  • Teaching, learning and assessment as a member of a team, and related administration of aspects of the programme, including module and year leadership
  • Marking, assessment of student work including internal examination processes and provision of constructive assessment feedback to students

The skills and experience needed are:

  • Advanced knowledge of 2D and 3D software within a contemporary and evolving environment, including experience of design realisation and presentation within an industry or education remit.
  • You will have advanced knowledge of product development, materials, time to market, use of innovative materials and cutting edge technologies
  • Enthusiasm and understanding of materials and innovation in these areas and experience of leading projects within commercial and/or educational contexts
  • An ability to identify and develop a broad and stimulating curriculum; able to relate to a diverse student group
  • Be a creative practitioner working in a relevant area of practice, with experience of project development and leadership, and pushing projects through to conclusion
  • An ability to identify and develop a broad and stimulating curriculum; able to relate to a diverse student group
  • The ability to take a creative and innovative approach to the use and teaching of digital technologies and their application within a commercial environment

The following qualifications are required:

  • Honours degree in Product Design, Industrial Design or related areas
  • MA in relevant subject area
  • Doctorate in relevant subject area is essential
  • A teaching qualification is desirable

We particularly encourage female applicants and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds who are under-represented in the University at this level in this discipline.

The University offers a range of benefits including a guaranteed pension, professional development, family friendly policies and discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Applicants should email Dr Shaun Borstrock, Head of Design for any enquiries about the role (email:

Apply online at

Start date of post will be 4 September 2017.

Closing date: 4 May 2017.

Interviews to be held on 23 May 2017.