Lecturer in Digital Fashion Skills

University of Westminster

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.

Westminster School of Arts (WSA) are seeking a Lecturer in Fashion to work at undergraduate level on our successful creative fashion design, fashion marketing and fashion business courses.

The ability to teach CAD and other digital skills (for example Sketch Up, and CLO3d teaching alongside other tutors) to students at different levels is an essential element of this job to support students working on a wide range of creative modules and projects across our suite of fashion courses.

In particular, this post requires someone with specific expertise in teaching these skills in fashion with a strong awareness of the volatile nature of the environment and the way multi- media platforms shape fashion and affect practical, creative,strategic and commercial decisions to shape the future of fashion.

You must have practical experience within a fashion environment, with a professional and academic profile commensurate with the stage of your career. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to sustained continuous professional and academic development and nurture and maintain links with the fashion industry to strengthen teaching programmes, research and associated activities.

You will be expected to be involved in developing your own research interests alongside other scholarly activities which can support your teaching activity and where the quality of the outputs can be recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour. 

Personal tutoring and pastoral care of fashion students is also an important element of this role. 

You will have experience in developing, designing and delivering teaching and student-centred learning, with a knowledge of industry practice, engagement in current debates, familiarisation with standards and regulations, and an awareness of diversity and ethical issues as they relate to fashion as a whole.

You are also expected to hold a post-graduate or professional qualification, with a view to developing your research. A Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or a PG Cert HE would also be an advantage, and the successful candidate will be expected to achieve this status within their first year in the post if they have not already done so. 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Assistant Head of School (Fashion) – Virginia Grose [email protected] to arrange a conversation about the post.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. 

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 25 June 2023

Interviews are likely to be held within w/c 10 July 2023

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