Lecturer Critical and Contextual Studies (Fashion)

Hatfield, Hertfordshire (GB)
£32,004 to £34,956 pro rata
10 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
10 May 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Lecturer Critical and Contextual Studies (Fashion)

Ref: 014546

School of Creative Arts

£32,004 to £34,956 pro rata, pa with the potential to progress to £38,183 on achieving designated skills and experience

Grade: UH7

Working 14.8 hours per week (0.4FTE)


Start date of post: September 2017

The School of Creative Arts is seeking an enthusiastic individual with experience of teaching at degree level in the area of fashion history and theory. You will have an understanding of how to inspire practical students and also be able to make a contribution to research in the School.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • To teach and lead on Critical & Contextual Studies modules for the BA Fashion Design programme
  • Marking, assessment of student work including internal examination processes and provision of constructive assessment feedback to student
  • To develop teaching and learning materials which relate to this subject area of a high standard, related to current debates and issues, historical and theoretical aspects
  • To encourage student engagement in the subject
  • To develop students range of related skills including writing and research skills
  • To work closely with the programme and course leaders and other colleagues to ensure coherence and relevance of teaching and learning
  • To develop external and internal contacts and networks as appropriate to the subject – including with regional collections, archives and key relevant organisations and individuals
  • Take the initiative to develop links, curriculum revisions, learning and teaching innovations, module and programme development

Skills and experience needed:

  • To have an understanding of current learning and teaching methods related to this subject area
  • An enthusiasm and good understanding of the teaching of fashion history and theory and ability to develop a curriculum relevant to the specific courses included in this post
  • Ability to contextualise the design studio activities, live projects and international collaboration within history and theory or fashion and design
  • Teaching experience at HE level in a relevant area
  • Professional practice and research in the relevant area
  • Team skills, collaboration and high level communication skills
  • IT skills related to the subject
  • Multimedia presentation skills

Qualifications required:

  • Degree and postgraduate qualifications in subject or related subject or equivalent experience is essential
  • Doctorate in a relevant field is desirable

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UH at this level.

The University offers a range of benefits including a guaranteed pension, professional development, family friendly policies and discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Applicants should email Dr Shaun Borstrock, Head of Design for any enquiries about the role (email: s.borstrock@herts.ac.uk).

Apply online at http://www.herts.ac.uk/contact-us/jobs-and-vacancies

Closing date: 14 May 2017.

Interviews to be held w/c 5 June 2017.

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