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Senior Lecturer in Fashion Practice

London School of Film, Media & Design

Location:  St Mary's Road
Salary:   £52,392 to £58,434 per annum
Release Date:   Monday 12 February 2024
Closing Date:   Sunday 10 March 2024
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:   FMD080

The University

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023. 

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.   

*University status awarded in or after 1992.

The School

The London School of Film, Media and Design, an exciting and innovative School of creative arts within the University of West London, provides a high quality career-focused student experience connected to the world of work and underpinned by a guaranteed work placement. 

Our vision is to be nationally and internationally recognised as a vibrant hub of creative learning, which will produce graduates who are fully equipped to meet the demands of the modern workplace - distinguished not only by their intellectual capabilities, but also by their enterprising qualities, employability and skills, and their aptitude and ambition to contribute to the creative lives of their communities.

The Role

We wish to appoint a talented and inspirational Senior Lecturer in Fashion Practice to assist in developing and leading the new Fashion undergraduate course BA(Hons) Fashion Practice , as well as   delivering on the BA Fashion and Textiles course where appropriate. 

You should be supportive of the vision for the school and be able to deliver research, innovation and enterprise, with a keen appetite for developing collaborations, cross course, course school and with the wider fashion industry.

The Person

We would like to speak to candidates who are forward thinking, adaptable and able to be responsive to the changes within the fashion industry. We are seeking individuals with keen design capabilities, who are committed, ambitious and boast academic and professional credibility to develop our reputation with the creative industries and beyond, both nationally and internationally. 

Candidates must have a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline. You should ideally be undertaking a PhD, and/or have a research, innovation and/or enterprise record, and have professional experience in your field. You will have experience of teaching and learning in higher education. Ideally applicants will hold a recognised teaching qualification for Higher Education. Successful applicants without a relevant teaching qualifications will join the UWL Academic Professional degree apprenticeship scheme supporting the UK government’s commitment to up skill the UK workforce.

How to Apply

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: https://jobs.uwl.ac.uk/display.aspx?id=1253&pid=0  

Please email hr.recruitment@uwl.ac.uk  if you need any assistance with the application process. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Head of Subject Design and Communication Dorota Watson, dorota.watson@uwl.ac.uk 

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 18/03/2024.

For further details and to apply online please visit jobs.uwl.ac.uk  

CV's without an online application will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of application: 10/03/2024

Additional information

Read more about working at the University of West London at https://www.uwl.ac.uk/about-us/how-university-works/why-work-uwl 

We welcome applications from individuals who do not have a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Should you be successful and do not hold an HEA fellowship you will be asked to complete one within 2 years of appointment as a condition of your continued employment. Depending on eligibility this may take the form of an advanced Level 7 apprenticeship in teaching which means that you will spend 20% of your work in off-the-job study. 

Our department/school is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point. 

We will intermittently review the applications as part of this open advert, therefore if successful, you will be shortlisted and contacted at any time.  

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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