Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Sustainable Fashion Practices (BFTT Partnership)


Academic Development and Services
LCF - John Prince's St, London UK
Part time
Fixed Term
24 months

16 March 2020 23:55

£38,694.00 - £46,423.00 per annum pro rata

To support the UAL Co-Investigator, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Co-Investigator, of the Business of Fashion Textiles & Technology (BFTT) Project in the delivery of Challenge 3: Design Models and Business Models for Sustainable Fashion Practices.

Challenge 3 focuses on the development of design models and business models, relating to specific fashion products, services and systems applied to large scale fashion design, manufacture and retail. The project will investigate potential for the creation and testing of new products, services and systems that contribute to a restorative fashion system, with positive social and ecological impacts whilst being viable to the business.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is a world top-two University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2019.

The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT) Partnership is a multi-million pounds initiative aimed at accelerating the growth of fashion, textile and technology SMEs through collaborative R&D partnerships and projects. The five-year industry-led project focuses on delivering innovation within the entire fashion and textile supply chain, with special attention given to positioning industry as agents of new technology and materials development.

You need to have a doctoral qualification in the area of fashion design, design for sustainability, or equivalent research experience. In particular, we are looking for candidates with experience related to design for sustainability practices within fashion industry; experience of undertaking research with external collaborators; and experience of working with visualisation tools. The successful candidate should possess ability to collect and to analyse data related to the fashion industry, fashion design, product design, tools and methods analysis, and the quantitative and qualitative analysis skills suited to the analysis of tools and methods.

If you have any queries contact ADS Recruitment Team via email or telephone: 02075142965 / 9627

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.