Lecturer in Textiles (Materials Innovation)

University of Dundee - Art and Design Office

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

Teaching Programme Delivery & Assessment
The post holder will be expected to play an active role in the, delivery and assessment of the Design & Craft modules and for ensuring their integration within the overall programme ethos. The post holder will be expected to make a contribution to programme delivery across all levels of the Design & Craft undergraduate programmes and Masters programme as required. In particular, the post holder will be expected to drive forward the understanding and development of contemporary materials, technologies and production methods for textiles and encourage innovation through making. The post­ holder may also be expected to make a contribution to modules that are shared with other programmes and to the Level 1 Art & Design General Foundation, as appropriate.

Programme Management
To undertake the organisation, management and co-ordination of delivering modules, including co-ordination of other staff (both within and outside the School) who contribute to the modules, ensuring that they are kept fully apprised of the teaching requirements.

Programme Quality Control
To play an active part in the Quality Assurance procedures associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within DJCAD including preparation of module reports.

Programme Development

  • The post holder will be expected to take the lead role in organising and developing the teaching and learning approaches for Design and Craft, and driving forward new initiatives and innovative forms of delivery and assessment.
  • Contribute to ensuring that the programmes remain relevant and innovative.
  • Continue to develop strategies for connectivity between studio practice and theory and between research and teaching.
  • Contribute to the development and validation of future new initiatives related to teaching in Design & Craft, including new or revised modules and potential new postgraduate courses.

Programme Liaison

  • To liaise with staff across programmes in DJCAD and potentially with future programme partners in other Schools in the University to ensure students have the opportunity to be exposed to diverse areas of knowledge.

Research

  • To develop and participate in a programme of research associated with Textile Design.
  • To actively pursue and be successful in attaining external funding to support research activity.
  • To ensure that the results of research activity are disseminated to relevant audiences in an appropriate form (as dictated by periodic review processes such as the UK’s Research Excellence Framework and the annual DJCAD review of research).
  • To provide relevant information on research to allow the University of Dundee to report to external agencies on the status of its research activities.
  • To participate in workshops and seminars organised to allow discussion about research issues.

Additional Information
The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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