Founded by Prof Jimmy Choo, JCA | London Fashion Academy is seeking inspirational Lecturers, Senior Lecturers and Associate Lecturers to teach on and across our BA (Hons) and MA programmes in Fashion Design, Branding and Entrepreneurship programmes.
Joining us in our historic, and luxury fitted campus in Mayfair, you will bring with you well-developed and contemporary knowledge and practice of the current and emerging issues relevant to the teaching and professional application of Fashion Design, Branding and Entrepreneurship.
We are looking for lecturers with experience and understanding of garment/accessories construction, manufacturing and production, be able to assist students in the translation of 2D design into 3D outcomes, and be able to teach a variety of established and emergent drafting and creative cutting techniques.
Ideally we are looking for designer entrepreneurs who themselves have expertise across the design process and skills and behaviours needed to establish, run and maintain successful fashion businesses.
Alternatively, you will have creative brand communication and or image experience in one or more of the following areas: Styling Photography, brand management, creative direction, and graphic design or promotion.
You will lead one or more modules and contribute to teaching across a range of modules and be expected to contribute to a growing research culture within the subject. You will also contribute to the management, administration and coordination of parts of the course and its development in terms of curriculum and teaching strategies.
You will bring with you, professional relationships and high profile industry contacts to support students in defining and developing their future career paths.
A postgraduate qualification or relevant professional experience is highly desirable.
JCA | London Fashion Academy is a unique modern-day undertaking by one of the worlds most renowned contemporary designers, Prof. Dato’ Jimmy Choo OBE.
Positioned as an industry leader in the field of fashion education it follows and positively reacts to the developing higher education landscape in the UK and the Ministers call for ‘new and innovative providers opening high quality higher education’.
In its stated mission, ‘JCA will be a truly distinctive educational institution that delivers luxury brand education through a couture-styled learner centred approach that is focused on professional practice delivered within a boutique specialist incubation environment’.
The Academy offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in a range of subjects and amongst wider interests, pursues research and scholarship in wearable technology and smart textiles.
The Academy seeks to support the best and most gifted designer to fulfil their ambitions and fundamental to its DNA is the focused interest in supporting learners to transition from higher education into entrepreneurship and employment.
Recruitment is highly selective and based on academic and creative potential through prior qualifications, portfolio and academic interview. The bar is set high with a vested interest in supporting those who want to achieve.
Our academic staff are the best in their field, professionally within fashion, and pedagogically within education. They are also friendly and approachable people. People who want to work with other, similar minded, people – and together, to create a professionally focused learning community.
Lecturers are employed as ‘Mentors’ and deliver more than taught sessions; they interact, engage, and participate with learners and guide the learning journey. They excite, provocate and disrupt ways of thinking. They support, protect and inculcate excellence. However most of all they motivate, encourage and inspire.
Being an aspiring Designer at the Academy is much more than being a student it is about setting a direction and being mentored on that journey – starting out at the JCA campus and beyond.
Overview and Objectives of the Position:
JCA | London Fashion Academy is seeking inspirational Lecturers, Senior Lecturers and Associate Lecturers to teach across our BA (Hons) and MA programmes in Fashion Design, Branding and Entrepreneurship programmes.
Reporting to one of our Programme Leaders and / or the Director of Teaching and Learning, the successful candidate will teach across a range of modules, programmes, short courses and specialist pathways.
Main duties and accountabilities:
Aligned with the Academy’s mission, vision and published strategy and through consultation with the wider leadership team:
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Quality management and enhancement
Professional Practice and Scholarly Activity
Teamwork and Communication
These duties may evolve in line with the changing strategic objectives of the Academy and University. Specific objectives will be agreed through the Academy appraisal process.
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Cv's from prospective applicants welcomed.
Closing date: Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis and the advert will close when post is filled.
|Salary:||Salary based on experience|
|Placed On:||26th August 2021|
|Closes:||16th September 2021|
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