Lecturer in Fashion Design at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Fashion & Textiles

Location: Winchester School of Art
Salary: £31,406 to £38,587 pro rata per year

Permanent part-time (21 hours per week)
Closing Date: Thursday 04 August 2022
Date of interview: be confirmed
Reference: 1911822FH


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 the largest international student communities in Europe studying fashion leadership, marketing, management and strategy programs, while maintaining a long-standing reputation for developing high-end design practices. level and 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.

The role

This role is part of the school’s Fashion and Textile department. The department includes undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the fields of fashion design and textile design, as well as fashion leadership, including fashion management, fashion marketing and branding, fashion marketing with management and luxury brand management.

This role focuses on maintaining our growing national and international reputation in fashion design with sustainability, diversity, technical excellence and digital resilience at the heart of the department. The role will focus on delivering high quality education and research 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.

About you

You will have a proven track record of developing and delivering an excellent standard of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, as well as the ability to develop a variety of learning and teaching approaches to provide an excellent level of education and support. Key to this role is being able to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external to the school, as well as integrating high quality teaching and research activities to ensure that the strategies of the university and school are respected. You will be highly motivated, responsible and creative with a high level of technical and leadership skills, and a passion for professional and personal development. You will have excellent communication skills, be experienced in working with a diverse and inclusive team of staff and students, and be able to contribute to and support university and school strategies. Be part of a dynamic group of academics paving the way to fashion leadership. Relevant academic and industrial experience is welcome.

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 be 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’s image, which is why we are passionate about creating a working environment where you are free to focus fully on your work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from applicants from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities; people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. We would especially welcome applications from candidates from the 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 contact the Administrative Manager for this position, Jennifa Ghazi first: [email protected]

Working hours will be spread over the same 3 days per week. This can be agreed with the successful candidate at a later date.

Application procedure

You must submit your completed application form online at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. If you need help, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 595719 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1911822FH in all correspondence.

Joseph E. Golightly