Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in International Fashion Business

Coventry University - School of Art & Design, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

£32,557 - £40,002 per annum – Lecturer

£37,713 - £53,698 per annum – Senior Lecturer 

Grade: 7/8

The Times Higher Education University of the Year the arts, humanities, design, performance and media, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years. We believe that and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year, Coventry University is one of the leading higher education recruiters. Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about arts and humanities have a transformative effect on our lives and that critical thinking, creativity and innovation produce solutions for some of the world’s most deep-rooted social and cultural problems. Our schools promote distinctive and innovative approaches to their disciplines, facilitating collaborative working and high levels of specialism, supported by excellent resources in response to the challenges of increasingly complex future workplaces and Creative careers.

The School of Art and Design is an internationally recognised, award-winning School, with a tradition of innovation since 1843 and our alumni inform, create and shape the world around us. The School is a vibrant environment which embraces innovation in teaching, research and professional practice and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses including, automotive and product design, fine art, illustration, interior and graphic design, fashion and architecture.

To support our national and international growth in Fashion and the University’s on-going commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, we are seeking an academic and active researcher/practitioners with an established profile in International Fashion Business to join our innovative course.

The successful candidate for this position must have experience of HE teaching in International Fashion Business; they should also be able to demonstrate specialist expertise in the commercial side of the fashion industry with a particular focus in the areas of fashion marketing, business strategy, brand management, and social media, ideally acquired through experience in industry, academic practice and / or consultancy projects. It requires an individual who is actively engaged in research, understands the Global nature of the industry and is able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between design, brand narratives and communication. The post-holder must also be actively in professional creative practice and/or income generation in the broad area of International Fashion Business and must have a proven track record of exploring new and emerging modes of practice and scholarship.

Applicants should be qualified at least to Masters Level (or equivalent professional status) and be able to relate the key debates framing the location and transformation of International Fashion Business in contemporary culture to UK Higher Education. They should have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within HE.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high level digital fluency and a continuing engagement with professional, scholarly and pedagogic development - those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE or secure a HEA fellowship.

Coventry University is committed to providing our employees with the very best opportunities for both career and personal development. We offer a wide choice of development and training courses to all staff as well as generous holiday allowances, final salary pensions and flexible working options.

We welcome enquiries prior to application - for an informal discussion about this post, contact Ann Muirhead, Course Director, International Fashion Business, a.muirhead@coventry.ac.uk  Tel. 07557 425722

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