Assistant Professor / Lecturer Fashion

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£36,382 - £51,800
20 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria School of Design has a global reputation for design-led research with an emphasis on practice, understanding and redefining problems, and making positive real-world change. Our staff, students and collaborators engage in developing new and innovative practices within design, and in innovation and research through design. Our staff have pioneered original approaches for evolving design research practices, emerging technologies, craft, co-creation, participatory design, and responsible design practice. The School is an inclusive and vibrant contributor believing that Design is essential and transformative in Society and we aim to make a real difference through our research and education in a thriving community of academic, technical support staff and students.

The School of Design has been delivering Fashion education for over 60 years and have established a significant reputation for outstanding graduates with creative vision, commercial realism, industry knowledge and skills. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to join our dynamic Fashion community and particularly interested in applicants with research and practice that will contribute and extend our research and practice capabilities Fashion Business, Responsible Design Practice and Digital Fashion Technologies and to help shape and direct the future of the discipline. We are particularly interested in scholars and practitioners adopting experimental approaches to fashion, communication and textiles with research expertise in one or more of the following key areas: digital fashion technologies, craft and production, innovative sustainable solutions, interactive and smart materials, international development and ethical business practices.

The School of Design is committed to creating fair and equal opportunities for all members of their staff and student community, developing an inclusive working environment across all teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities. We are committed to both The Athena Swan Charter and The Race Equality Charter developed by Advance HE, committing to transform gender equality and the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. Through these commitments, we acknowledge discipline specific challenges reflective of our unique studio and workshop environments, ensuring that responsible design practice and ethical social values underpin all activities carried out across our diverse global School. 

The successful candidate will have an advanced understanding of design practice demonstrating the requisite academic knowledge and skills required to evidence your expertise within the Fashion subject area. You will be instrumental in developing new research projects, collaborations with external partners and your own high quality research outputs and be committed to contributing to the School of Design’s research agenda, global network and reputation. You will be an inspirational teacher who can work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

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

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community.The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022