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Lecturer in Textiles/E-textiles

Fashion & Textiles

Location:  Winchester School of Art
Salary:   £44,263 to £56,021
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 05 August 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2785324FH

Winchester School of Art is proud to be one of the UK’s leading design Schools and part of the world-renowned University of Southampton, a founder member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Our research-intensive environment and international student body provide a rich ground for interdisciplinary thinking and making at the nexus of art, science, technology, and culture. 

Department of Fashion & Textiles 

The Department of Fashion & Textiles is the school’s largest department, offering design & technologies, leadership & strategy, and marketing education, at undergraduate, taught-postgraduate, and doctoral levels. Core research areas include fashion and luxury, textile design and manufacturing, and e-textiles with sustainability embedded across the subjects. 

About the role 

This role focuses on strengthening and growing our national and international reputation in e-textile materials & manufacturing, and their applications in emerging and/or fast-growing areas (e.g. wearables, healthcare). The role will focus on high quality education and research delivery that complement the school and university’s broader research and education strategy.   

About You 

You will have experience of teaching at undergraduate/postgraduate level and developing key research activities in relevant areas. You will have experience of securing research funding and leading innovative research projects. Experience of developing new modules/programme and working with industry and external academics is desirable. You will have proven ability to produce high quality research outputs.  

What we can offer you 

You will join a fast-growing department with established facilities and industrial equipment for education and research (e.g. Shima Seiki whole garment and flat-bed knitting, TC2 loom for weaving, printers for printing textiles and e-textiles). You will be part of a multi-disciplinary and diverse team with expertise in textile design and manufacturing (weaving/knitting/printing), garment design, sustainability, electronics and sensors, and wearable applications. You will be joining a dynamic group of academics, researchers and technicians committed to the growth of textiles and fashion at a national and international level. 

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). 

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/hr/services/benefits-explained/index.page 

We aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity.  We welcome applications from candidates committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. 

Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to flexible working.  With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach. 

For more details, please contact Brigitte Mayne Reed: b.mayne-reed@soton.ac.uk 

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We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

Apply by 11.59 pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or recruitment@soton.ac.uk quoting the job number.


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