Senior Lecturer (Contextual Studies for Fashion)

Manchester Metropolitan University

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a unique environment where Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences sit alongside the Manchester School of Art and the Manchester Fashion Institute. Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities, including digital and technical workshops, studios and gallery spaces designed to enhance learning and collaboration.

The Manchester Fashion Institute is one of the largest providers of Fashion education in the UK and its curriculum reflects the broad and contemporary nature of the global fashion industry. The Fashion team is a highly professional and collegiate group who have been proactive in establishing innovative programmes of study to serve the needs of a 1500+ undergraduate and postgraduate student population.

In this role, you will develop content which engages students with the cultural and professional debates current in fashion and the theoretical and historical issues that underpin the sector. You will contribute to research development and provide, proven, high-quality teaching and supervision at undergraduate, and master’s levels across the portfolio of fashion courses. The Institute is a collegial one, with an emphasis on mutual support, and organised around the principle of working together as a team to achieve the University’s strategic objectives (

We offer a stimulating environment for an exceptional scholar along with an excellent level of staff development and research support.

You will have with an ability to contextualise fashion practice with theoretical perspectives and a specialist area of study drawn from the diverse nature of fashion as an academic subject. You must be a scholar with a recognised record of achievement in research as demonstrated by publications that are REF 2021 eligible and world-class in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

You will have experience in applying for external grants and building external partnerships. As a collegial, team-player you'll have the ability to mentor and nurture the talents of others to the benefit of the Department and University as a whole. The anticipated start date for the successful applicant is April 2018.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

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