Reader, Fashion Business

London, United Kingdom
£55,421 - £66,943 pa
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • £55,421 - £66,943 pa
  • John Prince's St, London UK

We have an exciting opportunity for a Reader, a research-active academic, to shape research leadership and contribute to the teaching and learning excellence of the Fashion Business School at the London College of Fashion.

You will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching, research and REF profile of the College and provide ongoing leadership of your discipline. Your duties will also include the supervision and mentoring of research degree students as appropriate. Through your collaborative research and involvement with relevant professional bodies you will engender positive relationships with staff across the College and University.

About you

You will have an active research profile in business research with impact relevant to the fashion and lifestyle industries. While all business disciplines are welcome to apply, we have particular interest in the following areas which are best aligned to our research themes of people, planet, profit and purpose:

  • Marketing, retail and consumer research,
  • Digital futures, artificial intelligence and emerging technologies in business and retail
  • Entrepreneurship, leadership and small enterprise management
  • Business model innovation and circular economy

You will have a proven track record of outstanding research, as evidenced by your internationally recognised scholarship and publication. You will have led on externally funded research or knowledge exchange projects; collaborating with national and international partners in academia and industry to develop external funding applications to research councils, charitable trusts and other relevant agencies.

You will demonstrate the ability to lead and mentor research with significant experience of academic leadership. You will have the ability to inspire trust and the confidence to develop and implement strategy in a complex environment.

We are UAL

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

London College of Fashion is extremely proud to be a global leader in fashion education, research and consultancy. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

London College of Fashion, UAL is undertaking an unprecedented programme of change. In 2023 we will be consolidating our existing six sites into a new purpose built campus as part of a new education and cultural district on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Ahead of this move, we welcome applications from candidates who live in and around East London, as well as from those keen to join us on this exciting and unique opportunity in our College’s history.

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 17 April 2023 23:55.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.