Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design at UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Fashion & Textiles

Location: Winchester School of Art

Salary: £51,799 to £65,107 per year
Full time, permanent

Closing Date: Monday 04 April 2022

Date of interview: be confirmed

Reference: 1728122FH

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 Russell 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 the field of fashion design. This will involve playing a leading role in the development of teaching and learning activities in the department and focusing on the provision of high quality education, with emphasis on the development and maintaining a national and international reputation for original educational research that complements broader school and university research. and education strategy. This is a great opportunity to join a growing school, which encompasses education, research and enterprise, with a focus on student experience, research-based programs, as well as collaborations with industry partners.

About you

You will contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies within the department, delivering the highest quality education in relevant subject areas including fashion design, professional fashion practice and fashion and sustainability .

You will also be expected to contribute to curriculum development, program and module design, and lead innovative teaching approaches. You will be a strong leader and manager in your field and will be willing to work with colleagues inside and outside the school.

With sustainability and digital at the heart of this role, you will work alongside other academics and colleagues in the school to build on an already well-established national and international reputation. You will be part of a dynamic group of scholars leading the way in fashion design. 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 applicants from all walks of life, who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from applicants from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities, Global South, people who identify as LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, and first-generation college students.

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.

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If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact the Administrative Manager for this position, Jennifa Ghazi first: [email protected]

Application procedure

You must submit your completed online application form, CV and cover letter to The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. If you require assistance please call Hannah Farrance (Human Resources Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4043 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1728122FH in all correspondence.

Joseph E. Golightly