Professorial Fellow

Updated: 1 day ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: ; Open Until Filled

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Research & Innovation
Location:  See Advert
Salary:  £59,450 to £64,946 per annum pro rata
One day per week - Fixed term for 3 years
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled
Reference:  23-AAAA1419E-0016-1

In REF 2021, 78 per cent of our research was world-leading or internationally-significant. Our research impact was rated 87.5 per cent world-leading or internationally-significant and we are home to research centres including the Crafts Study Centre, the Creative Technologies Research Centre and the Centre for Sustainable Design. 

UCA’s strategy is to do excellent research that demonstrates rigour, originality, significance and creativity. To support our mission as a global leader in arts, creative technology and business for the creative industries, we are making an open call in a rolling programme of Professorial Fellow appointments.

We seek talented individuals to work with us to develop our dynamic research culture, contributing research at the highest level, industry experience, innovative creative practice and extensive networks. Our current priority is to appoint in Film, Media and Performing Arts and Games and Creative Technology, however we are also open to excellent applications in any of our other disciplines:

  • Architecture and design
  • Business for the creative industries
  • Communications
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Fine art, crafts and photography.

The Professorial Fellows will develop their research, build the university’s research culture, support our staff and deliver activities that stimulate our students’ learning. We are looking for applicants who can make connections between their research and national and international contexts, who are persuasive communicators and innovative project builders, delivering:

  • research outputs of the highest quality
  • external collaborations, including funding bids 
  • industry links, projects and workshops 
  • research mentoring for staff and support for research degree students.

These are fixed-term appointments on a professorial salary and applicants will be expected to meet the requirements of UCA’s professorial title regulations set out in the attached guidance.

University Documents - Professor and Reader Applications - Guidance on the format of applications.pdf - All Documents ( . 

For an informal discussion contact Professor Victoria Kelley ( Applicants should send a CV and a covering letter proposing how they will work with UCA in pursuit of excellent research to Sam Weir ( Please also complete a short application online.

The pro rata salary range for this post is £11,890 - £12,989 for a 0.2 FTE fraction.

At UCA, creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. Our legacy of educating eager and passionate artists, makers and thinkers runs back almost 160 years, and today we’re helping shape a global future that supports and nourishes talent worldwide. 

Our campuses across Surrey and Kent are vibrant communities, each specialising in different areas of the creative industries. We are also home to a thriving research hub, with academic experts and fellows leading the way in research on sustainability, design, textiles, animation, history and culture, and more. 

Are you ready to share your passion for creativity with the next generation of innovators? If so, we want to hear from you.

Further details:

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) aims to be a welcoming and inclusive University that is truly representative of all of the diversity in society. We particularly encourage applications from people from minoritised ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented within the University.

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