Professor-Creative Practice

Edinburgh Napier University – The School of Arts and Creative Industries

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward-thinking people inspired by the world around them. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Edinburgh Napier is a truly international University with over 18,000 students from 110 countries. As one of Scotland’s top universities for graduate employability with 95.2% (HESA 2014), this is testament to our commitment to teaching and research. We have ambitious plans to grow in size, shape and further strengthen our academic reputation.

The School

The School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier is highly recognised for our leading courses in design, media and performance, producing the next generation of creative practitioners. Our reputation is built on our professionally focused approaches and bringing together academic excellence with professional practice. Our ambition is to be in the top ten creative industries education institutions in the UK and we are committed to growing our academic reputation and providing an unrivalled student experience. We have ambitious plans for growth and are committed to enhancing our research profile, following successful REF submissions in 2014. Core to research development is building our approaches to practice-led research across the disciplines within the School.

The role

We are seeking to add to our professorial team by employing a highly motivated individual with a combination of outstanding practice-led research in an area of specialism within the School, income generation, and leadership skills. Candidates will share our commitment to developing creative practice-led research and will be committed to supporting the development of the School’s research profile, developing and mentoring colleagues and providing leadership across the School.

You will be required to conduct individual and collaborative research projects, contributing to the research profile within the School, leading to the production of high quality research outputs/outcomes for REF 2020 and beyond. You will be able to support practice-led as well as more traditional forms of research activity both within your own specialism and also across the School. You will be able to identify, pursue and secure income streams to help support the work of the School. The ability to develop strong external partnerships with industry or academic partners is crucial. You will be responsible for developing, designing and delivering teaching (home and overseas) and student centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice, within your assigned area, contributing to the University’s objective of growing our academic reputation for research-informed student learning.

You must be ambitious and enthusiastic about cross-disciplinary working and be committed to working collaboratively across the University.  You will be required to work independently and as part of a team, supporting and leading others. You will have excellent communication skills and effective interpersonal skills with the ability to listen, engage and inspire others.
You must have:

  • Qualification in a relevant area at least to postgraduate level (ideally a PhD)
  • Evidence of a professional, academic and research profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in specialism to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to supporting equality in the workplace and encourages diversity. We currently hold a bronze Athena SWAN institutional award.