Senior Lecturer in Costume for Performance
29 November 2020 23:55
London College of Fashion have been nurturing creative talent for over a century. To ensure this continues we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lecturer with experience in costume design to play a crucial role in the delivery of our Costume for Performance course.
The BA (Hons) Costume for Performance course offers a holistic approach to the study of costume, focusing on both designing and making, with special attention to period, contemporary and experimental costume for performance as well as innovation in the field of costume.
You will be responsible for teaching, course development, and on-going scholarships, providing both academic and pastoral support to students.
Working collaboratively with the course team, you will also develop pedagogy and the curriculum. You will need to stay abreast of research and other developments in costume for performance education and ensure these developments are reflected in the curriculum in consultation with colleagues and within the structures and mechanisms established by the University and the College.
You will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic development of the course design and pedagogy, and also lead on curriculum design developments and act as a consultant to other courses.
London College of Fashion, UAL is undertaking an unprecedented programme of change. In 2023 we will be consolidating our existing six sites into a new purpose built campus as part of a new education and cultural district on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Ahead of this move, we welcome applications from candidates who live in and around East London, as well as from those keen to join us on this exciting and unique opportunity in our College’s history.
The succesful candidate will meet the following criteria:
- Undergraduate degree in Costume or associated subject.
- Higher degree (e.g. MA) in Costume or associated subject (desirable).
- PhD or Higher level research degree (desirable).
- Teaching qualification (PG Cert or equivalent) (desirable).
- Member of the Higher Education Academy (desirable).
- Experience of teaching & assessment in a higher education environment (permanent, fractional, or hourly paid contract).
- Applies an inquiring, innovative and reflexive approach to teaching.
- Considers and promotes equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of teaching and assessment.
- Shows commitment to understanding the range of students’ experiences within a course.
- Collaborates and works effectively within team and across different professional groups.
- Works effectively and respectfully with a wide range of people.
- Fosters inclusive and constructive team work and problem-solving.
- Evidence of research, knowledge exchange and/ or professional practice that contributes to the advancement of Costume activity and is relevant to the goals of the Programme, College and University.
- Evidence of using contacts within subject peer group to develop partnerships or collaboration.
- Plans, prioritises and manages resources effectively to achieve objectives
UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.
Candidates are advised to submit applications early.