Lecturer in Product Design at Coventry University

The Opportunity

School of Art & Design, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Salary: £32,243 - £40,802

Grade: 7

Mode: Full Time,

Ref: REQ007241

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 and global environment which embraces innovation in teaching, research and professional practice and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as: automotive and product design, fine art, illustration, interior and graphic design, fashion, games art, architecture and design management.  

The School is recruiting a Lecturer in Product Design to contribute to a design course that has user experience at its core. The successful candidate for this position will have experience of HE teaching in Product Design; they should also be able to demonstrate an impressive portfolio 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 will have a proven track record of exploring new and emerging modes of creative practice and scholarship. They should have expertise in a range of product design activities such as design research, ideation, sketching and prototyping, user-experience testing, human factors and interaction design, material and process selection, collaborative and sustainable design and an awareness of commercially viable design practice. 

Applicants should hold a PhD in a design-related subject, or a Master’s Degree and appropriate professional qualifications and experience that might be considered as equivalent to a PhD, and should be able to relate the key debates framing the future of innovative product design in contemporary culture and contexts. They should have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within HE. Applicants should be excited about design education and its global dimensions.  

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high-level digital fluency, ideally in Rhino, Solidworks, Adobe suite and a continuing engagement with professional, scholarly and pedagogic development – both in Coventry and with our portfolio of international partnerships. Those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE or secure a HEA fellowship.

We would welcome enquiries prior to application - for an informal discussion about this post, contact Karen Bull, Associate Head of School Student Experience, arx093@coventry.ac.uk  

Application closing date: 30/09/19 



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