Assistant Professor in Product Design

Coventry University

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022

Description

Job title

Assistant Professor in Product Design

Job reference

REQ009852

Application closing date

30/09/2022

Faculty / School or Service

Faculty of Arts & Humanities (FAH)

Salary

£40,927 – £58,279 per annum (pro rata)

Package

As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.

Contractual hours

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Basis

Part time

Job category/type

Academic

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Job description

Coventry University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years.

We believe that arts and humanities have a transformative effect on our lives and that critical thinking, creativity and innovation produce solutions for some of the world's most deep-rooted social and cultural problems. Our schools promote distinctive and innovative approaches to their disciplines, facilitating collaborative working and high levels of specialism, supported by excellent resources in response to the challenges of increasingly complex future workplaces and Creative careers.

The School of Art and Design is an internationally recognised, award-winning School, with a tradition of innovation since 1843 and our alumni inform, create and shape the world around us.

The School is a vibrant environment which embraces innovation in teaching, research and professional practice and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses including, automotive and product design, fine art, illustration, interior and graphic design, fashion and architecture.

As a result of expansion and the University's on-going commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, we are seeking both an academic and active researcher/practitioner with a developing profile in product design to join our thriving innovative courses.

The successful candidate for this position must have experience of HE teaching in product design, creativity and innovation. They should be able to demonstrate an impressive engagement of work and/or professional creative practice. The post-holder must be actively engaged in research, professional creative practice and/or income generation in the broad area of product design and innovation and must have a proven track record of exploring new and emerging modes of practice and scholarship.

Applicants should be qualified at least to Master's Level (or of equivalent professional status) and be able to relate the key debates framing the location and transformation of product design in contemporary culture and to UK Higher Education.

They should have a proven track record of leading and delivering a first-class student experience within Higher Education. Experience of education innovation would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high level digital fluency and a continuing engagement with professional, scholarly and pedagogic development - those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University's PGCHE or secure a HEA fellowship.

Coventry University is committed to providing our employees with the very best opportunities for both career and personal development. We offer a wide choice of development and training courses to all staff as well as generous holiday allowances, final salary pensions and flexible working options.

We would welcome enquiries prior to application - for an informal discussion of the post please contact Nick Gorse, Head of School - ac9143@coventry.ac.uk

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About the employer

Coventry University provides world-class education and concentrates on applied research. The courses at the university are efficiently designed to benefit the students. The college was started back in 1843 with the Coventry College of Design but later it united with...