Subject Leader – BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design (Digital Textiles Strand)

Leeds Arts University

Leeds Arts University is now recognised as the only specialist arts university in the North of England. We have contributed significantly to the development of arts education for over 170 years, and have developed a national and international reputation based on the achievements of our students and staff. Leeds Arts University has been formally recognised as the new title for Leeds College of Art, after being granted full university status by the Privy Council.

With multiple national and international student accolades, the highly successful and ambitious BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design is a specialist and challenging course that recognises the diverse range of creative practices and industries. With an excellent reputation, the course is highly sought after, attracting a competitive student profile.

Working with the Course Leader you will take a lead to develop and implement the successful delivery of the Digital Textiles strand across levels 5 & 6 as a distinct identity, including Module Leadership for a number of Modules. In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring the enhancement and informed relevancy of the strand to applied industry and commercial needs set against the growing international dimensions of design. You will have the skills or connections to develop appropriate networks for curriculum development, including placements and exhibitions to offer an excellent student experience focused on employability. Working individually and as a leading member of a team you will be expected to deliver teaching within a variety of settings including workshops, individual tutorials, seminars and lectures with a large audience.

The successful candidate will need to be educated to a minimum of Masters level in a relevant subject, demonstrate experience of teaching at undergraduate level; leadership skills, and have extensive knowledge and expertise of emergent digital technologies and software for Digital Textile Design as a discipline. An ability to contribute to the Critical Studies element of the teaching and learning is desirable.

Full details of the essential and desirable criteria for this role can be found in the job description.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted for this position. If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please click the 'apply' button where you will be redirected to our website.

Please note we do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies for this position.

Closing date: Sunday 1st October 2017 at 11.00pm          

Interview date: Wednesday 11th October 2017    

Leeds Arts University is committed to pursuing equality of opportunity and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all learners and we expect our staff to share this commitment.

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