DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Fashion Communications and Styling

Location
Dubai (Emirate) (AE)
Posted
Jul 26, 2021
End of advertisement period
Aug 07, 2021
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Fashion Communications and Styling
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

De Montfort University (DMU) has a compelling and ambitious global agenda with a sharp focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a high-quality student experience.  

A culturally rich university with a genuine commitment to contributing for the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that is daring and successful. This success is built on providing students with fantastic experiential learning coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand. 

Faculty/Directorate

The Dubai Campus will launch in October with BA programmes in Interior Design and Fashion Communications and Styling. This portfolio will subsequently grow to encompass the broad range of creative disciplines that are also taught at DMU UK. These Art and Design programmes are taught by internationally acclaimed and award-winning academics in the UK – and we are now seeking to extend our reputation through our appointments and campus in Dubai.

Our students enjoy opportunities to work on live projects with industry, designed to consider a more sustainable fashion future. Students have recently worked on briefs set by the British Fashion Council, the British Library, Ted Baker and Stella McCartney.

The Role 

We are seeking to appoint Lecturers / Senior Lecturers to support the development, management and delivery of BA Fashion Communications and Styling at DMU Dubai. You will be joining an enthusiastic team in establishing the programme and a community for students. You will lead on building professional networks and engaging stakeholders.

Programme Leader: From the applications to this post, we will also be seeking candidates with proven experience of academic leadership and programme management who could also become Programme Leader.

The Person 

You will have a good, relevant degree, and must have experience of teaching and assessment in Higher Education. You will have proven industry experience - with extensive knowledge and expertise related to at least two key aspects of the core Fashion Communications and Styling curriculum; creative research, drawing, concept building, art direction, photography and video, fashion styling, 2D CAD, graphics and visual communications, history, culture and context.

You must be passionate about teaching the next generation of fashion communicators and stylists - to challenge their future industry and help make the changes needed to tackle the climate emergency and engender social change.

Next Steps

At the present time, we wish to hear from candidates who are already located in the Middle East and hold the required permits to reside and work, full-time in Dubai. We invite interested parties to submit their CV and cover letter by email to: careers.dubai@dmu.ac.uk. Please quote reference: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Fashion Communications and Styling in the email subject. In your application, you must state your location, availability to work in Dubai and your notice period. 

If shortlisted, your interview will take place on 11 or 12 August 2021, and for which you will be asked to record a short presentation. Applicants must be available to start in September / October (please state your notice period / availability in the covering letter)

Informal enquiries for our Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Fashion Communications and Styling roles please contact Stuart Lawson, Subject Head, smlawson@dmu.ac.uk