Research Fellow in Interactive Wearables

Nottingham Trent University - College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities

School of Art & Design

Campus: City

Additional Information: This is a Fixed Term contract for up to 1 year, covering a maternity leave

We are seeking an experienced researcher to work across the School of Art and Design to contribute to the development of our Centre for Interactive Wearables Design. The Centre builds on our world-leading research in Advanced Textiles, our international reputation as a centre for Fashion, Knitwear and Textile Design and Fashion Marketing research, our work in Human-Centred Design and our rich connections with researchers across the University and beyond. It draws in contributions from Arts, Applied Science, Humanities and Social Science to build on and augment the work of the Advanced Textile Research Group (ATRG).

Your background will include practice in fashion, textile or product design, you will be research qualified and have experience leading or making major contributions to research that combines creative and technical approaches. You will be able to communicate with researchers from the range of disciplines relevant to the centre, fostering relationships and where possible integrating technical, creative design and ‘human science’ research in the School and University. Along with skills in research design and reporting, you will have production skills relevant to prototyping and product development in the context of human-centred design practice. You will work closely with the College Business Development Manager to foster links with industry, other disciplines in the university and potential external academic partners in the context of income generation. Duties will also include taking a leading role in building the Centre’s public profile through press and online media and working with academic colleagues.

Sponsorship criteria

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Informal enquiries to Dr Tom Fisher, Professor of Art & Design, 0115 848 8455,

Interviews: 28 November 2016

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