Lecturer in Fashion Media and Digital Innovation (Parental Leave Cover)


London College of Fashion
School of Media and Communication
LCF - East Bank Stratford, London UK
Grade 5
£42,477 - £50,961 per annum

Fixed Term - 6 months with the possibility of an extension up to 12 months.

Full time - 37 hours per week

4 March 2024 23:55


The opportunity

We are looking for an established, industry-informed academic to join the dynamic and diverse Fashion Media Programme as a Lecturer in Fashion Media & Digital Innovation. The role includes responsibility for actively contributing to working relationships with colleagues and projects across the Fashion Media programme and School of Media and Communication. As a Lecturer on the programme, you will be responsible for undertaking research applicable to the several programme disciplines, developing opportunities for working with industry and developing the curriculum to be relevant and topical.

Relevant experience in the following areas is desirable:

  • Teaching and assessment in Fashion Media and Digital Innovation or associated subjects in a higher education environment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Innovative and reflexive approach to teaching, and the consideration of equality, diversity, and inclusivity in all aspects of teaching and assessment.
  • Evidence of research, knowledge exchange and/ or professional practice that contributes to the advancement of Fashion Media and Digital Innovation endeavours and is relevant to the goals of the Programme, College, and University.
  • Familiarity with debates and research relating to the HE Sector such as decolonising the curriculum and closing awarding gaps.

If you have any queries about this role, please contact the Programme Director/ recruiting manager Itai Doron on i.doron@fashion.arts.ac.uk

If you have any queries about the application process or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact the Resourcing Team at vacancies@fashion.arts.ac.uk   

About you

The Fashion Media programme at LCF is well-established and highly regarded, so you will have substantial experience that could lead and expand its forward-thinking vision.

As a critical practitioner or researcher, you will be able to mentor students through the shifting political and cultural context of today. You will have cultivated connections between fashion and other creative sectors, established partnerships with relevant communities, and used culture to inspire creative tasks.

The programme has a strong emphasis on research and knowledge exchange, so you will be able to establish new and leverage extensive industry connections and networks to provide significant opportunities in the curriculum, which is especially important given LCF's recent move to Stratford and East Bank in 2023. Drawing on your expertise, you will ensure that the Fashion Media programme continues to innovate in teaching, learning support, and assessment.

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:

▪ at least 31 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 2023 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, Staff/Student Presentation, Onboarding

As part of your application, you will need to answer 4 competency questions demonstrating how you meet the role requirements as can be found in the person specification.

We advise you to apply early as the application closing date may be brought forward if we receive enough applications. If you have any general questions or require any reasonable adjustments, please get in touch via vacancies@fashion.arts.ac.uk.
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