Lecturer in Fashion Design

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7071053 (Ref.No. AHCDE1091)
Posted: October 16, 2020

Job Description

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in Fashion Design? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in Fashion Design, Fashion Enterprise, and Fashion Marketing? The School has established a broad portfolio of Design-focused programmes and the successful candidate will be expected to not only contribute but also shape the academic agenda.

The School of Design is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with proven abilities to deliver world class teaching and research in the area of Fashion Design at full time (1.0 FTE). The core purposes of of this role is to develop research in fashion design, and to provide leadership in the development of the School of Design as a centre for both research and teaching in this area. You will have experience as a fashion designer and research expertise in fashion design applied across a range of sectors. You will have knowledge of how to develop fashion design utilising a range of digital media, software and techniques. You will have experience of how creative digital and fashion solutions that can be applied to both commercial and non-commercial settings. The position will also focus on developing a strong network of engagement with the regional activities and centres.

The School of Design is part of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures which consists of nine dynamic and diverse Schools which offer vibrant research and a commitment to excellence in teaching. You will join an experienced, innovative and diverse team to teach across our programmes, support module design, course leadership and student experience, as well as leading the development of research projects. In addition to establishing new research you will also be actively involved in producing high quality publications and contributing to the School’s Research Excellence Framework (REF).

You will have a PhD in Fashion Design (or related areas) and have a developing record of research, commensurate with the level of the post and a clear indication of the ability to achieve internationally recognised standards of excellence. You will be a committed teacher and outstanding communicator able to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate taught study in the areas of fashion design, creative design and digital design and teaching and administrative activities in general. This appointment to a major role, in a dynamic and growing School of Design, offers considerable potential for personal initiative and fulfilment.     

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Maria Lonsdale, Head of School

Email: m.lonsdale@leeds.ac.uk 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £33,797 to £49,553
Working Time:  Post to start January 2021
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 15 October 2020
Closing Date:  Thursday 12 November 2020
Reference:  AHCDE1091

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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