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Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Socially Responsive Design

Job family: Academic & Research

College/Service: Academic Development and Services

Main location: Central St Martins — King’s Cross

Job type: Part time

Job term: Fixed Term

Length of fixed term contract: 9 months

External and internal candidates

Closing date: 15/10/2014

Salary: £35,884 – £43,052 per annum

This is a unique role for you to take a leading role in provision of and contribution to theoretical, strategic and applied research at Design Against Crime Rerearch Centre (DACRC), including Design led social innovation (DESIS) and more particularly to the work of the Socially Responsive Design and Innovation (SRvDI) Hub. This will include the delivery of funded research as directed as well as the development of Socially Responsive Design publications and the targeted presentation of project outcomes using a variety of media.

You will play a key role in the generation of external income, including the development of Knowledge Transfer sources, and will contribute to the research profile of DACRC through the undertaking of internationally significant research outputs.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

The new King’s Cross site is an innovative building situated in a historic part of Central London with facilities designed around the creative needs of students, as well as to enable our teachers to deliver outstanding tuition. This exciting educational environment will be ideal for anyone who wants to be a part of a new chapter in the story of Central Saint Martins, and a new era in arts education.

The role

This is a unique role for you to take a leading role in provision of and contribution to theoretical, strategic and applied research at Design Against Crime Rerearch Centre (DACRC), including Design led social innovation (DESIS) and more particularly to the work of the Socially Responsive Design and Innovation (SRvDI) Hub. This will include the delivery of funded research as directed as well as the development of Socially Responsive Design publications and the targeted presentation of project outcomes using a variety of media.

You will play a key role in the generation of external income, including the development of Knowledge Transfer sources, and will contribute to the research profile of DACRC through the undertaking of internationally significant research outputs.

Your profile

You will have relevant doctoral qualification (or are close to graduation) in the field of socially engaged design practice or design led social innovation/production. You have an established and active research profile and a proven record of published research in the relevant field, as well as competence in range of research, qualitative and quantitative research and analysis methods.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, a final salary pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

To apply, please visit www.arts.ac.uk/about-ual/work-at-ual/ where you are able search for the position and apply using our online application form. Please note that CVs submitted without a formal application form will not be accepted for consideration. If you have any queries you may contact Kerli Kabur, ADS Staffing Administrator, email ADSRecruitment@arts.ac.uk or telephone: 020 7514 9627.

Job description and personal specification

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Socially Responsive Design Job Description.pdf

Internships with DAC

Students who undertake internships with us are from a broad range of professional fields and cultural backgrounds.Since DACRC implemented the scheme in 2007, we have been able to welcome around 30 unique individuals to the team; ranging from illustration, product design, environmental studies, management and business fields as well as criminology. Each intern was provided with real work experience by giving them the opportunity to learn and get involved in the process, outputs and dissemination, as well as contributing to DAC’s approach, methodology and projects.

Benefits of DAC internships:

Gain Valuable Work Experience

An internship at DAC provides the opportunity to gain hands on work experience whilst you are developing your skills during your course. This becomes highly valuable s a first time job seeker, once you have completed the course.

Have an Edge in the Job Market

The experience of worrying at DAC within a socially responsive design approach will help you develop a unique approach in the design market as you will have experience that is closer to the real market needs. In the current competitive job market, these assets can be decisive in securing a job. An internship is essential to set you apart from the others.Networking OpportunitiesInternships are a great way to meet people related to your field of interests. An internship at DAC will give you the opportunity to engage with public and private organisations that are working with ground-breaking initiatives that value and support design research.

Building your portfolio

Getting experience as a DAC intern is a great way to build your portfolio as you would have had active participation in project research observation, design process, user testing sessions and research development.