Lecturer in Textile Design

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£38,639 to £41,998 per annum
05 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer in Textile Design

Birmingham Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles

Location: Parkside
Salary: £38,639 to £41,998 per annum
Fixed Term
Posted On: Wednesday 05 October 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022
Interview Date: Wednesday 02 November 2022
Reference: 102022-600

Birmingham City University is a diverse place to study in the heart of the city, with many connections to the creative industries in the region and beyond.  We are looking to appoint a Lecturer for a short-term maternity cover for our established BA(Hons) Textile Design course in the Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles, within the faculty of Art and Design and Media. Based at the city centre's modern Parkside campus the course attracts a diverse range of creative students. Our facilities are second to none with purpose-built workshops across print, weave, knit, embroidery studios and digital facilities.

Directly working with the Textiles staff team, you will be teaching across three cohorts and all technical areas of print, weave, knit and embroidery. Supporting in open days, recruitment, and pastoral tutorials. You will manage and lead modules with responsibility for the administration and delivery of teaching content, registers, monitoring student engagement, assessment, and feedback.

Main Responsibilities

  • Day to day administrative preparation and delivery of modules including teaching, Moodle content and upkeep, registers, assessment, and feedback.
  • Encourage and foster a positive and engaged student community.
  • Work collaboratively with academic and technical colleagues, professional services teams, and students to offer an excellent student learning experience.
  • Work creatively with external partners and employers to promote a connected student experience through collaboration.
  • Responsible for pastoral support and signposting.
  • Supporting the team across open day, recruitment activities, applicant interviews - this may include Saturdays and Sundays.

Key Requirements

  • Educated to bachelor’s degree level or higher and relevant professional experience.
  • Knowledge of textile design practice, teaching techniques and craftsmanship, history and theory, CAD, and fashion and or interior textiles.
  • Fostering community engagement and promotion of diversity, equality, inclusion, and well-being.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience of teaching curriculum development and quality enhancement in the HE or FE environment.
  • Able to plan and prioritise workload.

In return we offer a generous pension and annual leave provision. We also operate a hybrid working model that allows staff to combine on-site and remote working where appropriate, dependent on work duties.   We also provide access to excellent facilities on campus, including supportive family friendly policies.

Birmingham City University has the drive and ambition to be a leading seat of teaching and research excellence. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, enabled by an exceptional and supportive academic community.

With around 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support our graduates’ future employability.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

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