Professor of Circular/Sustainable Fashion & Textiles; Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute


Research Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise
University Research Centres
LCF - East Bank Stratford, London UK
Associate Deans and Other Senior Academic Staff
Competitive - Band C


Full time - 37 hours per week

25 March 2024 17:00

11 April 2024

The opportunity

The University of the Arts London’s (UAL), Fashion, Textiles & Technology Institute (FTTI), builds on the delivery of a £5.8m AHRC Creative Research & Development Partnership (CRDP) funding award (2018-24), the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT), as part of the successful UKRI Creative Industry Cluster Programme (CICP). 

FTTI is hosted at the new UAL estate for London College of Fashion at East Bank. East Bank is a new powerhouse for creativity and learning in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, providing unprecedented opportunity for UAL to develop state-of-the-art provision for research and innovation.

FTTI has established strong partnerships with East Bank neighbours including University College London; University of Loughborough; Queen Mary University London; the V&A; and the British Council, each in support of cross-disciplinary working, and collaborative R&D aligned to specialist research provision from across UAL and industry partnerships.

We are now seeking to appoint a senior academic active in their own field of study, to develop and oversee specialist PGR provision and develop FTT related curriculum, working with colleagues across UAL to ensure a joined up and consistent approach. 

About you

The ideal candidate will be active in their own academic research study, be able to evidence research income generation and have PHD supervisory experience. 

Importantly, you will enjoy working with multiple teams from across the university, and will have the skills to support colleagues to develop supervision capability, and working closely with academics, knowledge exchange and professional teams to further excellent research capacity across the institution.

Application is by submission of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter of application, addressing the job description and person specification.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Twinkle Brahmbhatt, Senior Resourcing Adviser via email at

What we offer

To recognise the hard work of our staff and their contributions, we provide a wide range of benefits – please check our careers site/Canvas for further information as conditions and exclusions apply:

▪ 34 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays.
▪ generous defined benefit pension schemes (LGPS/TPS}.
▪ flexible working and family-friendly policies for improved work-life balance.
▪ 2 days of paid volunteering leave for a UK registered charity.
▪ discounts including TOTUM, gyms, nursery and private healthcare insurance.
▪ continuous learning and development opportunities including free UAL Short Courses.
▪ season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, free counselling via EAP and more! 

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world. 

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace. 

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Stages involved in the process: Application, Shortlisting, Interview Q&A, Presentation, Onboarding

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