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Professor of Practice in Strategic Design

Insitute for Innovation and Public Purpose

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 07th Sep 2021
  • Salary: £57,342 - £62,346 per annum
  • REF: 1878527
  • Closes: 03rd October 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is a department within UCL and part of The Bartlett faculty, known internationally for its radical thinking about space, design and sustainability. The work of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is influencing global policy decisions and creating new policy collaborations to deliver public value-driven innovations.

The Institute is seeking a Professor of Practice in Strategic Design to lead IIPP Studio policy practice.

The Professor will be active in fundraising for externally funded policy practice and be actively engaged in IIPPs post-graduate and executive education teaching programmes. She or he should be able to represent the IIPP internationally at academic conferences and policy meetings.

The position presents an excellent opportunity to shape an innovative field of practice-based research, influence policy at the highest levels, and contribute more broadly to a fast paced and rapidly growing academic department.

This appointment is available until the 31st of July 2025 in the first instance

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a practitioner of strategic design of the highest international calibre, with an outstanding record in working with policy, business and third sector actors. She or he should contribute to establishing IIPPs novel radical interdisciplinary Studio programme and policy engagement practices.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or about the application process, or would like to discuss the position, please contact Tania Alcantarilla (t.alcantarilla@ucl.ac.uk).

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways of working to find out more.

Please apply via UCLs online application system, which you must first register for. Once registered you will be required to complete an application form requesting personal details, references, summary of your employment history and an explanation of how you meet both the essential and desirable elements of the post.

If you have any difficulty with the application process, please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions at http://bit.ly/1oUfohQ. If you cannot find the answer, please contact iipp-admin@ucl.ac.uk and an appropriate person will respond as quickly as possible

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

3 Oct 2021

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