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Assistant Professor, Graphic Design for Fashion Communication

Heriot-Watt University - School of Textiles and Design

Location: Galashiels
Salary: £32,236 to £48,677
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th February 2019
Closes: 13th March 2019
Job Ref: IRC20516

Grade 7 (£32,236 - £39,609) or Grade 8 (£40,792 - £48,677) depending on experience

Heriot Watt is seeking a creative, inspirational, academic practitioner with specific skills and industry experience in Graphic Design and visual communication, preferably within Fashion Publication, Fashion Photography and Art direction.

The successful applicant will possess a high level of expertise in Adobe Creative Suite and/or other industry standard creative software.

You will actively contribute to the development of the Fashion Communication programme and be experienced in learning, teaching and assessment at HE level. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and visionary tutor who will support and encourage students to achieve their full creative potential, you will have the ability to develop live, collaborative projects and demonstrate a willingness to engage creatively in the wider activities of the School.

You will be a highly professional and committed team player, flexible in approach with excellent communication, timekeeping and organisational skills and be willing to undertake administrative duties associated with the role.

You will possess a strong understanding of contemporary practice, issues and current debate within the fashion communication industry. This will underpin your passion for enhancing your own practice and will inform your knowledge of the skills and attributes required by graduates for employability.


  • A Masters Degree and a PhD would be desirable (or a commitment to achieving this within an agreed timescale)
  • Recognised teaching qualification, i.e. PGCert/PGCap or membership/fellowship of higher education academy, or be committed to achieving this within 2 years of appointment.

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