Lecturer in BA Fashion Design (course leader)
Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts
Location: park side
Salary: £47,778 to £51,931 per year
Published on: Thursday September 22, 2022
Closing date: Thursday 06 October 2022
Interview date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Birmingham City University is a diverse place of study in the heart of the city, with many links to the region’s creative industries and beyond. We are looking to appoint a dynamic and ambitious new Course Leader for our BA (Hons) Fashion Course established at the Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles, within the Faculty of Art and Design.
You will join a newly appointed leadership team with an exciting opportunity to develop a future-oriented course. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the course, its future development, and managing and leading a team of faculty.
Based at the modern Parkside campus in the city centre, the course attracts a wide range of creative students with international ambitions and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our facilities are second to none with specially designed machine rooms, printing, weaving, embroidery studios and digital facilities. We support a multidisciplinary approach and students are encouraged to explore the use of wider installations, including in the fields of jewellery, 3D, ceramics, photography, printmaking, film and television. The course aims to transform the professional future of its students and maximize their opportunities as leaders within the international fashion industry.
- The strategic orientation of a contemporary and innovative course with craftsmanship at its heart.
- Day to day management and delivery of the BA Fashion course.
- Hierarchical management of the course team.
- Encourage and foster a positive and engaged student community.
- Work collaboratively with academic and technical colleagues, professional services teams and students to provide an excellent learning experience for students.
- Monitor, review and improve course content and delivery.
- Work with marketing colleagues to effectively promote the course and develop a good conversion strategy by maintaining links with schools and colleges in the area.
- Collaborate with other course leaders and subject areas in fashion, textiles, jewelry, and the creative arts to encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary practice.
- Contribute to the wider community of school and institute staff and students.
- Lead the improvement of the employability and professional skills of graduates.
- Work creatively with external partners and employers to promote a connected student experience through collaboration.
- Contribute to the delivery and teaching of modules at levels 4, 5, 6 and L7.
- Contribute to research and/or business.
Skills and experience:
- Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
- Active research or wish to become an active researcher.
- In-depth knowledge of innovative fashion design practice, progressive teaching techniques and craftsmanship, history and theory, CAD (digital fashion) and fashion textiles.
- Experience and knowledge of the creative industries and international practice of contemporary fashion design, with connections to match.
- By fostering community engagement and promoting diversity, equality, inclusion and well-being.
- External recognition as an academic, professional or creative practitioner.
- Leadership, mentoring or line management experience in an academic or professional setting.
- Experience managing a team in a busy and challenging environment with competing priorities.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of higher education and ability to use a range of delivery techniques to inspire and engage students.
- Experience in curriculum development and quality improvement in higher education environment.
- Ability to develop and maintain internal and external networks.
- Able to plan and prioritize workload and that of others.
- Committed to delivering excellent results and creating a positive team culture.
- Demonstrate strong student-centered work.
- Additional professional qualifications are desirable, in particular HEA scholarship accreditation
In return, we offer a generous pension and annual leave. We also apply a hybrid work model that allows staff to combine on-site and remote work, as appropriate, depending on job duties. We also offer access to excellent on-campus facilities, including family-friendly policies.
Birmingham City University has the drive and ambition to be a seat of excellence in teaching and research. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, made possible by an exceptional and supportive university community.
With approximately 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best chance for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, top-notch academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support the future employability of our graduates.
We are investing £340m in our estate, including a major expansion to our city center campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities
Our staff and student community are defined by our core values, which describe who we are as a university and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, Caring for People, Working in Partnership, Fairness and Integrity.
BCU values underpin the way we work to achieve the ambitions set out in our strategy and priorities, and are the principles that unite the way we work together and for our students.
The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.
It is the responsibility of each successful candidate to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the university and a UKVI visa to take on the role if successful. More information about this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
Some roles cannot be sponsored because they do not meet UKVI criteria for skills and salary level. If you are unsure if you would need sponsorship if successful, or if the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: [email protected]
Please note that when we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert before the advertised closing date. If this happens, we will contact all applicants who have started but not yet completed their application by email, giving them 48 hours notice. We therefore advise you to submit your completed application as soon as possible.
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