Lecturer in in Design Studies with specific expertise in Design History

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7102430 (Ref.No. AHCDE1182)
Posted: June 14, 2022

Job Description

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in Design Studies with specific expertise in Design History, Cultural Studies and Future Design Thinking? 

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in the field of Design Studies with specific expertise in Design History, Cultural Studies and Future Design Thinking, with the core purpose of supporting the continued development of the School of Design as a centre for both research and teaching in this area. 

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 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 have a PhD in Design Studies with specific expertise in Design History, Cultural Studies and Future Design Thinking or related area and a developing record of research and pedagogy commensurate with the level of the post and with a clear indication of the ability to achieve internationally recognised standards of excellence. You will also be a committed teacher and outstanding communicator able to contribute to teaching and administrative activities in Design Studies with specific expertise in Design History, Cultural Studies and Future Design Thinking. This appointment to a major role in a dynamic and growing School of Design offers considerable potential for personal initiative and fulfilment.   

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

Professor Maria Lonsdale, Head of School, email: [email protected] 


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:  £34,304 to £50,296 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 13 June 2022
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 June 2022
Reference:  AHCDE1182


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