Job Title: Lecturer in Fashion Management
Location: Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ
Salary: £35,326 – £50,296 per year
Job type: is a full-time role (35 hours per week), however part time/job-share may be considered.
Part-time applicants that will require sponsorship may be considered in line with UKVI sponsorship requirements.
RGU is an innovative, inclusive, and thoroughly professional university, focused on the impact of its demand-led teaching and research.
The School of Creative and Cultural Business seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Fashion Management to join its dynamic team.
The fashion industry continues to play a vital part in the creative and cultural industries and is often at the forefront of key global trends such as sustainability and the use of immersive technologies. This important role is required to contribute to the high-quality delivery within the Fashion Management provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as part of the enhancement of our portfolio.
Your knowledge and subject expertise will be evidenced by related teaching and research and/or relevant work experience and you’ll be capable of fostering and developing collaborative links with academic, business, charitable and public-sector partners.
The School has developed significant expertise in the creative industries and has ambitious research plans going forward, with research themes of Digital Story Trails, Data Analytics & Digital Marketing, Media and Society. This is an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development and enhancement of research in this subject area.
Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with experience and knowledge of one or more of the following: ethical and sustainable fashion brands and supply chains; use of immersive technologies in fashion retail, product development and branding; fashion forecasting, buying and merchandising; fashion marketing, communications and events.
- Carries out designated teaching (e.g., via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, computer lab work, field trips, studio work, practicals, etc.) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Head of School.
- Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.
- Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.
- Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects.
- Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas. Participates in subject and course development.
- Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g., year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records etc.).
- Assists in the supervision of students during their periods of work experience.
- Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and international clientele (including student recruitment activities).
- Maintains working relationships with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University as necessary for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.
- Actively pursues and/or encourages research activities (e.g., writing for publication, developing own research, supervising research students, establishing externally funded research projects, presenting at conferences etc.).
- Actively participates in and suggests relevant staff development activities. Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.
- Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School’s courses (e.g., engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).
- Represents the School on relevant University committees and the School and University on external committees.
- Carries out such other related duties as may be required.
- Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships –
- First Degree and/or post degree qualification in a related subject area.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of the fashion business and fashion management.
- An understanding of the discipline of fashion management through either practice-based or academic teaching/research experience.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships –
- PhD in a related subject area.
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Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of: Fashion Lecturer, Lecturer, HNC/D Lecturer, Academic Lecturer, Fashion Tutor, University Lecturer, Education Lead, Academic Lead, College Tutor, Tutor, Teacher, College Teacher, Qualified Fashion Lecturer, Head of Fashion, Senior Fashion Lecturer, will also be considered for this role.