Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Fashion

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
05 Feb 2019
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06 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University School of Design is seeking to appoint outstanding scholars of Fashion to join our world leading Fashion team. We are particularly interested in scholars and practitioners with research expertise in fashion communication, craft, smart/intelligent materials, sustainability, international development, ethical practice and supply chains.

Northumbria School of Design has been delivering Fashion education for over 60 years. We have an international reputation for design research and innovation and recognise the potential of design to deliver new products, services, and experiences that transform ways of thinking, making, and living in the future. Our staff have pioneered original approaches for evolving design research practices, especially emerging technologies and craft, co-creation and participatory design, and responsible innovation. 

Our outstanding Fashion team has established a significant reputation for producing graduates with creative vision, commercial realism, industry knowledge and skills. Fashion at Northumbria includes undergraduate programmes in Fashion Communication, Fashion, and Fashion Design and Marketing. These are predominantly critical enquiry-based programmes of study that engender, skilful and creative approaches to: the communication of fashion, the design and crafting of fashion garments including constructed knitwear, printed fashion fabrics; promotion for future markets and the demands of an ever-changing society and dynamic fashion and media audience. We are also currently developing postgraduate programmes around Fashion design and sustainable fashion. 

The successful candidates will be outstanding teachers and researchers and will be instrumental in developing new research projects, collaborations with external partners. You will also be developing your own high quality research outputs. You will have relevant professional experience with or in the Fashion industry. Our programmes are interdisciplinary in nature and therefore you will be able to demonstrate your comprehensive understanding of the context of Fashion practice within the design discipline and how this contributes to society, culture and the wider technological and economic landscape. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Heather Robson Head of the School of Design
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