Reader: Adaptive Fashion and Textile Digital Design Technologies job with UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON


Reader: Adaptive Fashion and Textile Digital Design Technologies

Full time


£53,806 – £64,993 per year

London College of Fashion – John Prince’s St, London UK

The University of the Arts London invites applications from research-oriented, student-centred scholar-practitioners. We have the opportunity for an academic/practitioner to play a leading role in shaping research at London College of Fashion’s School of Design and Technology and contribute to excellence in teaching and of learning.

The School of Design and Technology’s portfolio is based on the Merged Metiérs philosophy emphasizing that sustainability, digital technologies (wearable technology, smart textiles and digital manufacturing) and Better Lives values ​​are transforming the current practice and industry of the fashion. This has led to widening the scope of innovation in fashion design by integrating sustainability, artisanal technology, creative arts, entrepreneurship and digital engineering, expanding designers’ toolbox beyond borders. of fashion. You will lead the development of collaborative links with national and international partners in academia and industry and the development of external funding applications. Your duties will also include supervising and mentoring PhD students in research, as appropriate.

As well as undertaking your own research practice, you will work closely with the Digital Anthropology Lab on the development of digital design research and knowledge exchange projects. You will have teaching responsibilities for digitally oriented masters programs such as MA Innovative Fashion Production, MA Digital Garment and Pattern Cutting and MA Fashion Futures. You will also be responsible for developing the curriculum and encouraging staff to develop their CE research and practice. You will participate in the development of the MA Innovative Textiles Technologies, starting in September 2023.

Why choose us?

The University of the Arts London is a dynamic global center for innovation, bringing together six internationally renowned colleges in the fields of art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts.

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

London College of Fashion, UAL is embarking on an unprecedented program of change. In 2023, we will consolidate our six existing venues into a new purpose-built campus as part of a new educational and cultural district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Prior to this move, we are welcoming applications from applicants who live in and around East London, as well as from those wishing to join us for this exciting and unique opportunity in our college’s history.

Your profile

We welcome candidates with relevant experience in industry and/or academia.

You will have the ability to inspire the confidence to develop and implement strategy in a complex environment and will have a proven track record of exceptional research as evidenced by your internationally recognized scholarship and publication. You will demonstrate your ability to lead and mentor innovation and creativity in research and knowledge of current trends in this field.

You will have significant experience of academic leadership, through your collaborative research and involvement with relevant professional bodies and societies. You will have the ability to ensure the implementation of the department’s strategic plan in line with the College’s ambitions, leading up to the move to Stratford, and to engender positive relationships with College and University staff. You are expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching, research and REF profile of the College and to provide continued leadership in your discipline. There are opportunities to develop innovative pedagogy and collaborative research and/or knowledge exchange projects.

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Deadline: March 28, 2022 11:55 p.m.

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 inclusive and family-friendly employment policies, flexible work arrangements and staff support networks. We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and motherhood and caregiving.


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