Lecturer in design, specialty in product design job with EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY


The University of Edinburgh Napier is the “1 Modern University in Scotland”. An innovative, learner-centred university with a fresh, modern outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its philosophy and applied in its approach.

Edinburgh Napier has an outstanding academic reputation for delivering the highest quality education and research, alongside a goal to add value to the social, cultural and economic capital of its communities to empower individuals, transform communities, build careers and shape the future.

Further information on Edinburgh Napier University can be found here.

Graduate School of Arts and Creative Industries (SACI)

The School of Arts and Creative Industries is a dynamic and forward-looking school that prepares its students for employability and responsible citizenship suited to the demands of the 21st century.

Located in the heart of Scotland’s festival city, Edinburgh, SACI is made up of three areas: Media and Humanities; screen and performing arts; and Art, Design and Photography. The school is home to just over 1800 students and around 96 permanent staff, along with a range of industry experts and specialist staff employed on a more casual basis.

At SACI, we are committed to providing a personalized learning experience for students, within an agenda of inclusivity, employability and sustainability. We achieved 89% in the last NSS, and we are number one in the UK for Journalism, and in the top ten for Film & Photography, Media & Film Studies, English, Design and Music (Sunday Times and Guardian League Tables). ). We have enrolled four assessment units in the REF and have recently launched two new research centers to strengthen or research the culture.

We pride ourselves on our philosophy, combining a strong focus on critical thinking and the application of theory to industry-relevant practice. Our staff have strong ties to industry and many continue to be active practitioners. Our school encourages an atmosphere of creative practice as research alongside more traditional research.

For more information on SACI, click here.

Art, Design and Photography

Art, design and photography at Edinburgh Napier University are firmly real-world based and research-led, with a strong social and ethical focus, instilling in our graduates a sense of global citizenship and social responsibility. Our students and staff learn through creative inquiry, exploration and experimentation.

We have particular expertise in practice-based research, projects include researching design solutions to reduce ocean plastic to working with students and young people to facilitate engagement with COP26 and beyond.

We are Britain’s best modern university for art and design (1st out of 62 – The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and the best UK university for film production and photography (1st out of 67 – The Guardian University Guide 2021).

Our relationships with many of the UK’s best design agencies and professional photographers mean that students and staff work closely with industry throughout their degrees and our undergraduates exhibit their work at our annual degree exhibition and national graduate showcases in London, often winning multiple awards.

We have a number of new full-time and part-time opportunities available at our School of Arts and Creative Industries (SACI) covering Graphic Design, Interior and Spatial Design and Product Design. We welcome applicants with teaching experience as well as in-depth industry knowledge and/or theory to join our team of teachers. While we will look with interest at the applications of these specific design programs, we also want to look at applications that have cross-disciplinary strength.

The role

We are looking for versatile and creative individuals with deep industry knowledge and/or theory to join our team.

We view product design in very broad terms. The ideal candidate would demonstrate a skill set that shows both traditional craft-based and digital manufacturing processes, as well as knowledge of existing and emerging service/UX design tools and methods. Industry experience with a history of tracking products from inception to market is desirable. Experience in teaching delivery is essential. International experience is an asset.

You will have the opportunity to develop your research interests and deliver student-centered learning at all levels of our design programs. We are keen to consider applications that have interdisciplinary strength. Examples of your work will be required for interview presentations.

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Who are we looking for


  • Teaching in a higher education environment
  • Strong academic research profile and in-depth knowledge of industry and/or theory.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the discipline
  • Ideally, HEA membership or strong desire to obtain membership within 18 months of appointment.


Personal Skills/Requirements:

  • Demonstration of agreed-upon University values ​​and behaviors –

Professional, Innovative, Inclusive and Ambitious.

Benefits we offer

Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 per year (6th year)

You can find more information about our advantages here.

Further information

Closing date for applications: May 12, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Interview date: June 2022

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in relation to our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details here.


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