Fashion & Textiles
Location: Winchester School of Art
Salary: £31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Friday 25 March 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
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 Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Our research-intensive environment and international student body provides 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, taught-postgraduate, and doctoral levels. The department supports one of the largest international student communities in Europe studying fashion leadership, management, and strategy programmes, whilst maintaining a long-held reputation for the nurturing of high-level design practice and craft-based skills. The department supports a diverse and inclusive research environment, with notable strengths in fashion & textiles and cultural history, critical luxury studies, sustainability, and e-textiles and materials innovation.
About the role
This role focuses on maintaining our growing national and international reputation in Fashion Leadership, including digital marketing, social media marketing, new technologies, fashion marketing, branding, and digital contexts. The role will focus on high quality education and research delivery that complement the school and university’s broader research and education strategy. This is an excellent opportunity to join an ever-growing school, that embraces education, research, and enterprise, focusing on the student experience, curriculum development, underpinned by research, as well as collaborating with industry partners.
You will have experience of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well being able to develop key research activities in your discipline. A key aspect of this role is the ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external to the school, as well as contributing to research projects/proposals, involvement in curriculum development, and aligning your work to the university and school’s education and research strategies.
With a focus on digital strategy, marketing, and management, you will be part of a dynamic department focusing on sustainability, research, research methodologies, and overall fashion leadership across different sectors, including the luxury sector. You’ll become a part of a dynamic group of academics that are leading the way in fashion leadership and marketing and are emracing the digital arena from both an education delivery and research perspective. Relevant academic and industry experience is welcomed.
You will demonstrate a defined research portfolio pertinent to the field, including burgeoning areas of interest; offer pathways to high quality research; contribute to postgraduate research supervision; and evidence engagement with research funding applications/projects and external research communities. The School welcomes high levels of research collaboration and a keenness for interdisciplinary work is an advantage.
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 believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome candidates form any and all backgrounds, who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, from the Global South, from people who identify as LGBTQ+, from people with disabilities, and from first generation higher education attendees.
Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to flexible working. With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter we hold an institutional Silver award.
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If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, initially please contact the administrative lead for this position, Jennifa Ghazi: JNGhazi@soton.ac.uk
You should submit your covering letter/statement and CV online at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 595456 or email email@example.com Please quote reference 1729422FH on all correspondence.