Associate Professor/Professor Fashion and Textiles

Sydney, Australia
11 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty / School / Unit

School of DesignJob Summary

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.  

The UTS School of Design is leading the way in expanding and transforming the study and practice of design in Australia and internationally, with multidisciplinarity a major element of its ethos. Its own structure, which embraces Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Product Design, Animation, Visual Communication and Design Studies, sets the scene for ground-breaking collaboration with other disciplines, universities and institutions worldwide.

We are now seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to lead our globally recognised Fashion and Textiles program.

Detailed Description

About the Role

The School’s practices are as reflexive as they are creative; its research, experimentation and conceptual development as rigorous as its attention to material, visual and spatial quality; its results thought-provoking, full of impact and highly regarded. Building on its achievements, the School is continuing to collapse the barriers between design and other disciplines to inspire an unprecedented dynamic in design studies, teaching, creative practice and research.

As a leading academic in fashion and textiles you will be key to progressing the undergraduate Fashion and Textiles program. You will foster a research culture in the Fashion and Textile course that results in high quality research outputs and will also develop a strong HDR program including practice-led research projects. Central to this role is leading the exploration, discovery and creation of new and distinct ways of knowing and understanding fashion and textile practices.

About You

As an experienced academic leader you will have strong, well-developed interpersonal, communication and team building skills, as well as a capacity for strategic thinking and decision making. 

You will also have:

  • Knowledge of the research field of fashion including theoretically informed, practice-based methods and knowledge of approaches to complex ethical and environmental issues within the fashion industry
  • Experience in developing a HDR program within a relevant design field and  in HDR supervision with evidence of several successful completions
  • A strong research track record including a record of competitive grants
  • Demonstrated successful teaching and/or management in a Fashion and Textiles program of a Design school.


Base Salary Range: 

Associate Professor (Level D) $152,357 - $167,017 p.a.
Professor (Level E) $189,445 p.a.

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

How to Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please download the Position Statement from the link below this advertisement.  

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria  

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC137999.

Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Dr Alexandra Crosby at

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Julie Small at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date:  Monday 5th August 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance. 

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.