Principal Teaching Fellow/Programme Leader in Fashion Design

Southampton, United Kingdom
£56,048 to £69,961 Per annum
18 May 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Fashion & Textiles

Location: Winchester School of Art
Salary: £56,048 to £69,961 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 05 June 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2293623FH


Winchester School of Art is proud to be one of the UK’s leading art Schools and part of the world-renowned University of Southampton, a founder member of the Russel Group of research-intensive universities. Our research-intensive environment and international student body provide a rich ground for interdisciplinary thinking and making at the nexus of art, science, technology, and culture.

Department of Fashion & Textiles

The department of Fashion & Textiles is the school’s largest department, offering design, leadership & strategy, and marketing education, at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. The department supports one of the largest international student communities in Europe studying fashion leadership, management, and strategy programmes, whilst sustaining a long-held reputation for the nurturing of high-level design practice and craft-based skills. 

About the role

This role focuses on maintaining our growing national and international reputation in Fashion Design. The role will focus on contributing to the development and leadership of key teaching and learning strategies within the school/department, delivering, and leading on high quality education delivery that complement the school and university’s broader education and research strategy in the capacity of programme leader for the BA Fashion Design programme.

About You

You will have strong academic and industry experience in Fashion Design, Professional Fashion Practice, Fashion and Sustainability. You will also be expected to contribute to curriculum develop, design programmes and modules as well as lead on innovative teaching approaches. You will be a strong leader in your field and be willing to work with colleagues both internal and external to the school. If you have a desire to develop and be a part of the school and departments education, pedagogic, research and enterprise strategy, by ensuring its sustained growth at national and international level this role is for you. With sustainability, digital, Fashion Design at the heart of this role you will be working alongside other academics and colleagues within the school to build on the already well-established national and international reputation.  

 What we can offer you

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave).

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South and other underrepresented groups.

We are also open to flexible working. 

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, initially please contact the administrative lead for this position, Brigitte Mayne-Reed: