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Lecturer in Creative Digital Design

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in Creative Digital Design? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in Graphic and Communication Design, Advertising & Design, Fashion Design, and Art & Design? The School has established a broad portfolio of Design-focused programmes and the successful candidate will be expected to not only contribute but also shape the academic agenda.

The School of Design is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with proven abilities to deliver world class teaching and research in the area of Creative Digital Design at full time (1.0 FTE). The core purpose of this role is to develop research in design, and to provide leadership in the development of the School of Design as a centre for both research and teaching in this area. You will have experience and research expertise in creative digital design solutions applied across a range of sectors and through visual communication, brand communications, advertising and design. In addition, you should have in-depth knowledge of how to communicate messages utilising a range of digital media, software and techniques and via a wide range of integrated digital media channels. Knowledge and experience of how creative digital solutions can be applied to online interactive communications, services, installations, devices and mobile applications, including user interface and user experience for both commercial and non-commercial benefit is also essential. The position will also focus on developing a strong network of engagement with regional cultural activities and centres.

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).

You will have a PhD in Creative Digital Design, or related areas. You will have a developing record of research, commensurate with the level of the post and a clear indication of the ability to achieve internationally recognised standards of excellence. You will be a committed teacher and outstanding communicator, able to contribute to teaching, leadership and administrative activities in Creative Digital Design. This appointment to a major role, in a dynamic and growing School of Design, offers considerable potential for personal initiative and fulfilment.      
Interviews are expected to take place w/c 7th September

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

Professor Maria Lonsdale, Head of School

Email: m.lonsdale@leeds.ac.uk 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £33,797 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 10 July 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 09 August 2020
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  AHCDE1084
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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