Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Fashion Design

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
22 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Fashion Design - Ref ADS17/26
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:     Senior Lecturer: £39,992 - £49,149; Lecturer: £34,520 - £38,832

Northumbria University is a research engaged and business focused professional university, and the School of Design is a vibrant contributor with an international reputation for excellence as a centre for dynamic creative practice. It incorporates undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study and has well-established collaborations with leading institutions and businesses. Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings. Located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne; a vibrant city with numerous creative and cultural venues; the School of Design is internationally recognised for its distinctive, immersive discipline-based approach to design education. It believes in the critical importance of ‘making’ to its teaching, learning and research and places this at the heart of its studio practice approach.  Named one of Europe’s top design schools by US Business Week magazine and ranked 4th in the Guardian University Guide 2017 for Design and crafts, it has an international reputation, enjoying well-established collaborations with leading institutions and businesses.

The School of Design is looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior lecturer in Fashion Design.  You will have a creative and developmental role within the Fashion subject discipline underpinned by your research and/or professional practice. Contributing a high level of creative and technical expertise within the Fashion Academic Group of BA (Hons) and MA programmes, you will be an inspirational teacher who has the enthusiasm to inspire the next generation of designers.  You will be able to work effectively in a team and be committed to contributing to the Department’s research agenda and global reputation. 

You will be instrumental in developing new research projects, collaborations with external partners and your own high quality research outputs. You will have relevant professional experience in the Fashion industry demonstrated through presenting your knowledge and experience of the cultural, environmental, ethical and commercial imperatives to the professional practice of Fashion.  You will engage with teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and will require excellent communication and inter-personal skills.  Whilst teaching experience is desirable it is not essential; however, an understanding and interest of Fashion within the context of Higher Education is a distinct advantage.

You will also actively contribute to maintaining existing and forging new links with industry, external organisations and the education sector in the UK and internationally. You will be working with a successful and experienced team of Fashion Design educators and practitioners who are actively engaged in the subject through diverse research and enterprise activities.

Our programmes are interdisciplinary in nature and therefore you will be able to demonstrate your comprehensive understanding of the context of Fashion practice within the design discipline and how this contributes to society, culture and the wider technological and economic landscape. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Janine Hunt, Head of Fashion at

For more information and to apply please visit: 

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.

Closing date:    27 February 2018

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