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Head of Product Design

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Job Details

  • £48,327 to £55,998 per annum (pro rata as appropriate)
  • University of Chichester, Chichester
  • Closes 1st August 2017
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Department of Engineering and Design

Head of Product Design

(full or part time – job shares welcome)

Salary range: £48,327 to £55,998 per annum (pro rata as appropriate)


Are you in academia or industry and are looking for an exciting and flexible role which uses your creativity to embed Product Design across a wide range of applications? Are you passionate about encouraging under-represented groups, particularly women into this field? Does your experience bring a fresh perspective across the discipline? Do you have the imaginative approach and expertise to change the way we think about

  • Biomedical products and Devices
  • Or Sports Engineering and Technology?

We are currently building a diverse team of creative and innovative people to establish our Engineering & Product Design degrees in our new state-of-the-art Engineering and Digital Technology Park. With cutting-edge teaching labs containing brand new equipment, students will put their learning immediately into practice, working with those studying engineering and creative disciplines and reproducing a real workplace environment.

You will join the team at this exciting time to play an important role in designing innovative BA. BSc. and B.Eng. undergraduate Product Design programmes offering a creative response to needs of both students and industry through an inclusive, accessible curriculum delivered through small group interdisciplinary teaching and a project-based approach.

You will have the opportunity to make a key contribution to a number of new programmes building on your experience of sharing knowledge and your skills in a learning or industrial environment. We welcome applications from a broad range of backgrounds and offer a supportive and flexible working environment with the full range of flexible working options. Ideally, you will have

  • A doctorate in a relevant subject area or equivalent experience
  • In-depth understanding of Product Design enabling the development of new knowledge and understanding within the subject area.
  • Enthusiasm for building and developing a new department
  • A record of innovative and unconventional thinking

Does this sound like you? If so we are waiting for your application.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Professor Stuart Harmer, Head of Department, Engineering & Applied Design on 01243 816068 or email S.Harmer@chi.ac.uk

Closing Date: 1 August 2017

Interview Date: TBA

For full details of the post, please visit our website http://www.chi.ac.uk/about-us/working-us-1

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