Senior Teaching Fellow in Fashion Design job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Fashion & Textiles
Location: Winchester School of Art
Salary: £40,931 to £51,805 per year
Full time, permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 02 November 2022
Date of interview: be confirmed
The Winchester School of Art is proud to be one of the UK’s leading art schools and part of the renowned University of Southampton, a founding member of the Russel Group of research-intensive universities. Our research-intensive environment and international student body provide rich ground for interdisciplinary thinking and creation at the crossroads of art, science, technology, and culture.
Department of Fashion and Textiles
The Fashion and Textiles Department is the largest department in the school, providing training in design, leadership and strategy and marketing, at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The department supports one of Europe’s largest international student communities studying fashion leadership, management and strategy programs, while maintaining a long-standing reputation for developing high-level design practices and of craft skills. The department supports a diverse and inclusive research environment, with notable strengths in fashion and textiles and cultural history, critical luxury studies, sustainability, and innovation in textiles and electronic materials.
About the role
This role focuses on maintaining our growing national and international reputation in fashion design, professional fashion practices and fashion design and sustainability. The role will focus on delivering a high quality education that complements the wider education and research strategy of the school and university. This is a great opportunity to join a growing school, which encompasses education, research and enterprise, with a focus on student experience, curriculum development, underpinned by research, as well as collaboration with industry partners.
You will be a talented fashion scholar and practitioner with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience, as well as the ability to develop a variety of engaging, student-centered learning and teaching approaches to provide an excellent level of fashion education. A key aspect of this role is the ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external to the school, as well as contributing to involvement in curriculum development and aligning your work on the education and research strategies of the university and the school.
You will be part of a dynamic group of scholars who are leading the way in fashion design, both from an educational and research perspective. You will have solid academic and industrial experience in women’s or men’s fashion and you will be passionate about research and inclusive concepts that respect the environment, society and the wearer. You will have the knowledge, practical skills and experience of 2D design development through to 3D product, cutting and model making using traditional and/or digital methods. We are looking for a talented individual who is passionate about expanding our students’ knowledge, skills and awareness of critical contemporary issues to inform and enable a responsible approach to fashion.
What can we offer you
Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive pay rates. Our main benefits include membership in a pension plan; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closing days and public holidays) and excellent family leave provisions (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave).
As a university, we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in promoting a culture of inclusion, respect and equal opportunity. We believe that we can only truly achieve our goals if we reflect society, which is why we are passionate about creating a work environment where you are free to devote yourself fully to the work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities; people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. We would especially welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation higher education, global South and other underrepresented groups.
Committed to supporting our teaching and research community, we are open to flexible working. Knowing that it is necessary to be on campus for teaching duties, we are open to a hybrid approach. We give full consideration to candidates who wish to work flexibly, including part-time, and those who have taken career breaks. Proud to be founding signatories of the Athena Swan Gender Equality Charter, we hold an institutional Silver Award.
If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please first contact the Administrative Manager for this position, Brigitte Mayne-Reed: [email protected]
You must submit your completed online application form to https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. If you need help, please call Janice Poon (Human Resources Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 2750 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 2022422FH in all correspondence.