Associate Director of the Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7085850 (Ref.No. AHCDE1134)
Posted: September 22, 2021

Job Description

Are you a pro-active, innovative and influential colleague with a vision and passion to establish, shape and deliver the goals of a new Institute? Do you have a track record of successful, ambitious and imaginative leadership to develop, articulate and implement strategy? Do you have experience of managing large, multi-disciplinary research-focused programmes, working with industry partners and an understanding of commercial environments in fashion and textiles?

You will join an experienced, innovative and diverse team to develop and manage a new cross-university Institute, hosted by the School of Design, to lead, co-ordinate and promote activities in colour science, fashion and textile research, innovation and teaching activities.

You will be responsible for providing the essential leadership required for driving forward the operational delivery and performance of this unique, challenge-led interdisciplinary Institute. You will support the delivery of ambitious plans for growing a high-quality research agenda, establishing and building collaborative working across the University of Leeds, globally leading HEIs and academic centres, industry and other strategic partners.

You will have excellent internal and external credibility and outstanding communication skills that can motivate and mobilise colleagues, with a particular focus on developing and strengthening strategic, national and international partnerships that cultivate industry engagement.

The School of Design is a highly ranked School with a vibrant research culture and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Working collaboratively with colleagues, you will review and ensure objectives and resource requirements align with School strategy and delivery plans, and set cross institutional targets as required.

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

Stephen Russell, Director of the Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour, email:  

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £51,799 to £60,022 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 21 September 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 05 October 2021
Reference:  AHCDE1134

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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