Professor of Design

Bath, Somerset (GB)
21 Aug 2017
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19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Professor of Design

Academic Unit/Department:     Bath School of Art & Design
Location:            Sion Hill Campus        
Line Manager:            Dr Graham McLaren/Professor Anita Taylor
Rate of Pay:            £16,112 per annum, pro rata of £80,560 per annum
Contract:            Permanent
Hours:                Part Time 0.2FTE

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Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 19th September 2017

Interview Date: TBC

About us

At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. We place collaboration at the heart of everything we do. With ever growing student numbers, we make sure our people are engaged and empowered by international perspectives, work-oriented connections and inspirational teaching and learning, supported by a range of digital technologies. Together we’re on a journey to transform our students’ lives, and it starts with people like you. 

Situated in one of Britain’s most beautiful and historic cities, Bath Spa University offers a range of undergraduate, taught postgraduate and higher research degrees across its three Schools of study - Bath School of Art and Design, College of Liberal Arts and Institute for Education. The breadth and depth of this disciplinary engagement with a focus on creativity, culture, education and enterprise ensures a vigorous and lively learning experience for our students, one that is academically challenging, vocationally relevant, and one that celebrates our unique history and context.

Bath School of Art & Design was established in the early 1850s and has a proud and distinguished history of producing highly successful artists, designers, curators and thinkers who have contributed to the creative and cultural sectors in the UK and internationally in extraordinary ways. With a focus on practice-led enquiry, exploration of ideas, experimentation with process, and direct engagement with the creative industries, the development of a deep and expanded knowledge and understanding for each of our students is individually facilitated.

About the role

We are looking for a designer and/or design expert with a sustained record of excellent research outputs and an international reputation in the design field relevant to one of the disciplines on offer within Bath School of Art and Design to join us in a part-time capacity as a Professor of Design. You will help us build and consolidate our global reputation through research and professional practice and the creation of new and innovative research projects, individually and in collaboration with a range of high-profile institutions and industry partners.  Passionate, engaging and committed, with a flair for communication and relationship building, you will work within the research strategy of the School while contributing to the enhancement of teaching and learning at all levels within the Field of Design.
About you    

To succeed in this important research role within the School, you will bring an internationally recognised record of publication, exhibition or creative practice together with a history of success in attracting significant external funding for your work.  Skilled in establishing and leading research teams, you will have a real curiosity and passion about the place of design within society and in the education of the future generation in the field. 

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Professor Anita Taylor on 01225 876610 or Dr Graham McLaren, on 01225 875520 or 

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit   Please note that your Application and CV should include evidence to support the level of Professor.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa.  For further information, please visit the following link:

We would particularly welcome applications from BME and female candidates as we are currently under-represented at this level