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Senior Lecturer Fashion Pattern Drafting

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The College 

The London School of Film, Media and Design, an exciting and innovative School of creative arts within the University of West London, provides a high-quality career-focused student experience connected to the world of work and underpinned by a guaranteed work placement.  

Our vision is to be nationally and internationally recognised as a vibrant hub of creative learning, which will produce graduates who are fully equipped to meet the demands of the modern workplace – distinguished not only by their intellectual capabilities, but also by their enterprising qualities, employability and skills, and their aptitude and ambition to contribute to the creative lives of their communities. 

The Role  

We wish to appoint a talented and inspirational Senior Lecturer in fashion pattern drafting and realisation to assist in developing and leading the new Fashion undergraduate course, as well as delivering on the BA Fashion and Textiles course where appropriate.  

You should be supportive of the vision for the school and to delivering research, innovation, and enterprise. 

The Person 

We would like to speak to candidates who possess direct experience of industry standard digital CAD/ CAM pattern-cutting applications, as well as traditional processes; being able to visualise from concept to prototype. You are entrepreneurial with a keen business awareness, aware of current debates within the industry (sustainability etc) committed and ambitious with the academic and professional credibility to develop our reputation with the creative industries and beyond, both nationally and internationally. Candidates will be aware of developments in the fashion industry pertaining to digital fashion developments within the changing career arena. 

Candidates must have a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline. You should ideally be undertaking a PhD, and/or have a research, innovation and/or enterprise record, and have professional experience in your field. You will have experience of teaching and learning in higher education. Ideally applicants will hold a recognised teaching qualification for Higher Education. Successful applicants without a relevant teaching qualification will join the UWL Academic Professional degree apprenticeship scheme supporting the UK government’s commitment to up skill the UK workforce. 

How to Apply 

Please email [email protected] if you need any assistance with the application process.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Dorota Watson, Head of Subject Design and Communication, [email protected]  

Additional Information 

Read more about working at the University of West London

Our department/school is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

We will intermittently review the applications as part of this open advert, therefore if successful, you will be shortlisted and contacted at any time. 

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

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