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University Academic Fellow in Graphene-based Wearable Electronics Design

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong research background in Textile Technology and Wearable Electronics? Do you want to further your career in a World-Leading research-intensive Russell Group University? 

With a vision and drive to contribute to a World-Leading research portfolio, as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching, you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at the University of Leeds.

The School of Design is part of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures which consists of nine dynamic and diverse Schools which offer vibrant research and a commitment to excellence in teaching. You will join an experienced, innovative and diverse team to teach across our programmes, support module design, course leadership and student experience, as well as leading the development of research projects. In addition to establishing new research you will also be actively involved in producing high quality publications and contributing to the School’s Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The School aims to establish its leadership in Graphene-based Wearable Electronics Design by embedding the latest technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques into fashion, healthcare and performance clothing design. The proposed University Academic Fellow will focus on the design and manufacture of wearable electronics. Within this activity it is important to recognise that as clothing is increasingly incorporating electronic platforms into its construction this creates further challenges in terms of embedding comfort, durability, launderability and ultimately the deconstruction and recycling of the wearable electronics as well as the fibres. 

Career Pathway: Tenure track equivalent post requiring successful completion of a 5 year development plan, leading to appointment to a Grade 9 Associate Professor. Please note there is the potential for accelerated progression.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Chris Carr, Head of School of Design 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3094, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £40,792 to £48,677 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 13 August 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 10 September 2019
Reference:  AHCDE1077
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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