Designer University of the Arts LondonLondon College of Fashion - John Prince's St, London, England, GB
This is an exciting opportunity to join the BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion teaching team at London College of Fashion. We are looking for Associate Lecturers, passionate about nurturing the next generation of communication designers.
Your commitment to excellence in teaching, creativity, innovation and the student experience should equal your professional experience, awareness of the fashion landscape and design/technical understanding of the subject area.
Ready to undertake teaching, assessment, unit management and curriculum development, you will provide pastoral and academic support to our diverse range of students and work closely with other academic staff, including the Course Leader and Associate Lecturers.
The BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion course seeks to develop and foster critical creative practice in the field of fashion communication, an ever-evolving discipline. It prepares students for a wide range of positions within fashion media and communication and related creative industries. The course a has multidisciplinary focus enabling students to develop and implement an appropriate, compelling and strategic creative vision using communication design practices.
The course focusses on concept generation and ideation, iterative design and proposing ideas that are globally informed and future focussed.
Using the skills of communication design, interface design, art direction and speculative design, students will be equipped to identify, anticipate and respond to communication opportunities as strategic thinkers and skilled communicators for our ever-changing communication landscape.
Why choose us?
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.
Join us as we embark on an exciting journey over the next four years and beyond. By 2022 London College of Fashion will move to the Stratford Waterfront, as part of a new cultural hub in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Requirements of the role:
- Relevant experience and knowledge of fashion culture, communication design and concept and design development.
- Experience of working with HE students and enhancing the student experience is highly desirable.
- Ability to teach industry practices and methods of design development.
- Applies an inquiring, innovative and reflexive approach to teaching.
- Considers equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of teaching practice.
- Shows commitment to understanding the range of students’ experiences within a course.
- Collaborates and works effectively within team and across professional groups.
- Ability to work effectively and respectfully with a wide range of people.
- Plans, prioritises and manages resources effectively to achieve objectives.
You will also have significant industry experience and be willing to bring your varied experiences and network of industry connections to support the role. Ideal candidates will have worked or be currently working in one or more of the following areas:
- Visual Communication/Creative Direction
- Experience Design
- Interaction Design
- UI/UX Design
- Design Technology
- User-centred Design
- Spatial Design (3D environments, installations, live events)
Closing date: 01 December 2019.
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.