Director of Research

Norwich University of the Arts

Alongside its excellent teaching record Norwich University of the Arts has developed a reputation for research that interrogates the contexts in which art, design and media are produced, understood, used, exchanged and sustained, setting out to challenge conventions, provide new insights and develop original applications with a variety of partners and audiences.

The University is seeking to appoint a Director of Research who will be responsible for overseeing the continued growth of a dynamic and sustainable research culture at the University. The postholder will work with senior colleagues across the University to ensure the coherence of research including the integration and growth of our work in practice-based and theoretical research and knowledge transfer. The Director will support staff in generating research that deepens practice in the art, design and media disciplines, supports knowledge transfer and engages academic and creative industry audiences at regional, national and international level.

You will be passionate about research in art, design and media, and keen to operate within the specialist smaller University context, working collaboratively in an atmosphere that emphasizes team-work and collegiality. The successful candidate will have been submitted to REF 2014 (if eligible), possess a PhD or equivalent experience and will bring a portfolio of internationally recognised research in practice-based and/or relevant disciplines, as well as a proven track record for generating external research income. Experience of research management will be an advantage.

Interviews will be held on: Monday 12th December 2016

Application packs and further details for the above post are available at

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