Associate Professor and Head of Department for Fashion

Location
Kingston, London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Salary from 52,518 to 60,475
Posted
May 10, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jun 09, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Associate Professor and Head of Department for Fashion
Contract type: Permanent 
Actual hours: 37 
Salary from 52,518 to 60,475

We are looking for an inspirational person to become Head of the Fashion Department at Kingston University in our Design School.

You will be joining Kingston at an exciting time with the Fashion department extraordinarily well placed to build on the fantastic position that it holds in the sector nationally and worldwide. This role will offer you an exceptional opportunity to make a real difference to the experience of students and staff in the Department and in the Design School. 

The role is to lead the provision of high quality teaching, research, enterprise and/or professional practice to the benefit of a diverse range of students and to contribute to the University’s objective of securing an outstanding reputation for research-informed learning, innovation and integrated academic practice.  The title of Associate Professor, Head of Department for Fashion will reflect an established national reputation, and the basis for an international reputation, plus a minimum of at least one area of activity where significant impact can be evidenced supporting the subject discipline from a HE perspective.  

You will have a combination of excellent people skills, teaching, research, enterprise and professional practice, with particular emphasis on at least one of these, combined with a track record of leadership and management success.  You will have a focus on teaching, be an innovator in learning practice, study and promote new and good practice across the HE sector and beyond.  Those with more emphasis on research, enterprise or professional practice will have a substantial track record, evidenced by project, contract and advisory outputs, be widely recognised and have a demonstrable impact on their area of activity. 

Role details:

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for the Fashion Department, in consultation and collaboration with the HoS, SDR and SDLT
  • In collaboration with the HoS, oversee the management and operational activities of the Fashion Department, including line management of staff assigned to the Department
  • Ensure the cohesiveness and collegiality of the Fashion Department
  • Be responsible for student experience across the Fashion Department
  • Ensure clarity of aims and objectives and coherent development of thought and practice in the Fashion field of study
  • Be responsible for facilitating and continually improving the quality of teaching in the Fashion Department, ensuring the curriculum engages with research and practice
  • Lead the Fashion provision of high quality teaching, research, enterprise and/or professional practice to the benefit of a diverse range of students and to contribute to the University’s objective of securing an outstanding reputation for research-informed learning, innovation and integrated academic practice.
  • A requirement to support the management of culture change with the needed balance of coaching and building a sense of collective value, responsibility and ownership in the process for staff and students alike.

Further information
The Head of Department role is a fixed term position for 4 years after which time you will take up your permanent position of Associate Professor within the Department of Fashion. 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3rd July

Closing Date 10/06/2019 

For further information, please contact the Head of Design School, Damian Chapman on damian.chapman@kingston.ac.uk  

Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.  

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.  

To apply click on ‘Apply for this job’. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email jobs@kingston.ac.uk or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.