School Research Coordinator (Academic): School of Design and Technology


London College of Fashion
LCF - John Prince's St, London UK
Part time
School of Design and Technology
Fixed Term
1 year

11 October 2020 23:55

27 October 2020
£38,694 - £46,423 pro rata pa

London College of Fashion's School of Design and Technology is seeking an experienced research professional to develop and support research engagement and outputs from the academic staff community within the School, in addition to contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate study by recommending research facing activities where appropriate. You will also be involved in leading knowledge exchange in the School.

Working as part of a school-wide team, and working in collaboration with School Research Coordinators across the College, you will be required to deliver research seminars/workshops and individual support for members of staff/staff teams. You will also be required to support the co-development and leadership of a specialist School Research Hub, in addition to intersecting specialist research, knowledge exchange and pedagogy groupings across the College that include the Digital Anthropology Lab; the Design for Performance Hub, and other relevant research communities.

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.

London College of Fashion is extremely proud to be a global leader in fashion education, research and consultancy. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

Research at LCF thrives within the College's unique specialist and transdisciplinary environment and is supported and resourced by dedicated research facilities including College archives and libraries. LCF hosts two world leading UAL Research Centres for Fashion Curation and Sustainable Fashion; the Digital Anthropology Lab and nine Research Hubs.

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

PhD or equivalent academic experience in related research area

We are seeking a Post Doc candidate or, industry equivalent experience with research expertise in areas of any of the below:

  • Fashion, textiles, accessories, footwear or jewellery design
  • Interactive technology
  • Wearable technology

Communicates effectively orally and in writing adapting the message for a diverse audience in an inclusive and accessible way

Motivates and leads a team effectively, setting clear objectives to manage performance

Applies innovative approaches in teaching, learning or professional practice to support excellent teaching, pedagogy and inclusivity

Applies own research to develop learning and assessment practice

Contributes to advancing professional practice/research, Knowledge Exchange or scholarly activity in own area of specialism

Plans, prioritises and manages resources effectively to achieve long term objectives

Works collaboratively in a team and where appropriate across or with different professional groups

Builds and maintains positive relationships with students or customers

Suggests practical solutions to new or unique problems

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.