Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Industrial Design

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
19 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Industrial Design - Ref ADS17/16
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:    Lecturer: £33,943 - £38,183 ; Senior Lecturer: £39,324 - £48,327

Northumbria University is a research engaged and business focused professional university, and the School of Design is a vibrant contributor with an international reputation for excellence as a centre for dynamic creative practice. It incorporates undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study and has well-established collaborations with leading institutions and businesses. Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings. Located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne; a vibrant city with numerous creative and cultural venues; the School of Design is internationally recognised for its distinctive, immersive discipline-based approach to design education. It believes in the critical importance of ‘making’ to its teaching, learning and research and places this at the heart of its studio practice approach.  Named one of Europe’s top design schools by US Business Week magazine and ranked 4th in the Guardian University Guide 2017 for Design and crafts, it has an international reputation, enjoying well-established collaborations with leading institutions and businesses.

The School of Design is looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design to strengthen our already outstanding Industrial Design academic team with the addition of a highly talented individual, who has an excellent demonstrable track record in design research. 

You will have a creative and developmental role within the Industrial Design subject discipline underpinned by your research and/or professional practice. Contributing a high level of creative and scholarly expertise within the Industrial Design Academic Group of BA (Hons) and MA programmes, you will be instrumental in developing new research projects, collaborations with external partners and your own high quality research outputs. You will be an inspirational teacher who has the enthusiasm to inspire the next generation of designers.  You will be able to work effectively in a team and be committed to contributing to the Department’s research agenda and global reputation. 

With a proven track record of professional experience demonstrated through a creative design portfolio, you will play a leading role in the delivery of teaching and learning within the Industrial Design subject discipline. This will be underpinned by your excellent scholarly research and professional experience as an Industrial Design academic or practitioner. You will have an advanced understanding of design practice demonstrating the requisite knowledge and skill. We are seeking a candidate with the vision to respond creatively to current design issues and the aptitude to broaden your knowledge through academic practice.

You will also actively contribute to maintaining existing and forging new links with industry, external organisations and the education sector in the UK and internationally. You will be working with a successful and experienced team of Industrial Design educators and practitioners who are actively engaged in the subject through diverse research and enterprise activities.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Neil Smith, Head of Industrial Design at

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Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date:  Friday 26th February 2018    

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