Associate Professor in Graphic and Communication Design

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7086563 (Ref.No. AHCDE1135)
Posted: October 5, 2021

Job Description

Are you an outstanding academic with passion and enthusiasm for your research? Do you want to be part of a thriving School of Design in a Russell Group University? Are you an experienced academic leader looking for a challenging senior position where you can influence and shape the future of design education? 

The School of Design is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor with proven abilities to deliver world class teaching and research on the relationship between Graphic and Communication Design, Design Thinking, Human Centred Design and Digital Technologies. This may involve, but is not limited to, application to a range of design related sectors including, for example, Branding & Marketing, Retail & Fashion, Health & Education (to name only a few). The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership across the range of the School’s activities, enhance the School’s research and teaching activities, and work with colleagues to build on the School’s reputation for excellence in Graphic and Communication Design. 

You will have a PhD in Graphic and Communication Design, or related area, have an established record of research publications commensurate with the level of the post, and a proven strategy for securing research funding and achieving internationally recognised standards of excellence. This appointment represents a major investment in the School’s commitment to the evolution and influence of graphic and communication design research, digital technology and innovation across all reseach and learning and teaching activities, and one offering considerable potential for personal career development and fulfilment.   

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

Professor Maria Lonsdale, Head of School, School of Design, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £51,799 to £60,022 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 04 October 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 31 October 2021
Reference:  AHCDE1135

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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