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Senior Research Fellow – Textiles Environment Design (TED)
£41,377 – £49,851 pro rata
Part time 0.6 FTE, 22.5 hours
Why choose us?
University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.
Every position within the University plays an important part in shaping future creative professionals, and impacts on the future of so many creative industries. You will get to be a part of this future by transferring your specialist knowledge on to other keen creatives whilst developing your own skills.
This is a chance to join a dynamic team that is seen as a global leader in the research of Textile Environment Design (TED). Your challenge will be to undertake research and contribute to the development of the TED research project – continuing TED’s development of research into the environmental impacts of textile design, production, use and disposal. You will ensure your findings are published via the appropriate channels to reach an international audience at the highest level – in fact, your research will be of high enough quality to enter REF in 2014.
As a Senior Research Fellow, you will be a key researcher at our Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC) and part of a unique and vibrant research community that enjoys unparalleled funding and enterprise opportunities. To join us in this very special role, you must be an accomplished textiles designer or researcher. You will have an international track record in textiles research and a passion for sustainable design. Ideally, you will also have industry experience and a portfolio of practice-based work. However, it is more important that you have high level of academic achievement, including an MA in Textiles or Fashion, and a focus on the future of textiles. You will combine this expertise with team spirit and real enthusiasm for working with students. Ready to develop sustainable textile and fashion design within the University, you will be an authority in your field; keen to share your knowledge and lead research efforts.
In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, a final salary pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.
Closing date: 4th May 2012
Appointment to this post is subject to a criminal records check by the CRB.
Please visit our website where you are able search for the position, download an application pack and apply. Please note that C.V.’s submitted without a formal application form will not be accepted for consideration. If you have any queries about this role that are not covered in the documentation available below please contact Princess Thomas, Staffing Administrator,
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