Joint Course Leader - BA Textiles Design

Kings Cross
£50,000 - £59,999
11 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
The role

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious academic practitioner/ researcher to co-lead the BA Textiles Design team to deliver our unique and highly successful course. As Joint Course Leader, you will provide a highly stimulating and nurturing environment for students and colleagues alike. You will be responsible for assuring the academic standards of the course and its delivery through your academic leadership and the effective management of resources.

You will develop the vision and strategic thinking of the course to shape the design, development and future of the BA Textiles Design curriculum and play a significant role in the Jewellery and Textiles Programme team. You will build on the international reputation of the course and enhance professional, academic and research partnerships to ensure that the course continues to anticipate the changing needs of the global Textiles industry, commerce and society.

Why choose us?

Central Saint Martins is a world-leading centre for arts and design education. Its reputation stems from the creative energy of its staff and students and the stellar achievements of its graduates nationally and internationally. The nine programmes at CSM explore the boundaries of their discipline. Students and staff are continually alert to new ideas, and are curious and restless in developing beyond the expected norms of their subject, so emerging work is at the forefront of its area. CSM sits at the heart of London's creative scene, and of one of Europe's most dynamic new culture and innovation quarters at King's Cross, making the college increasingly important to London's cultural life, and indicative of our general desire to open up CSM to as broad an audience as possible.

Your profile

As a sophisticated and innovative textiles designer / researcher and academic, you'll be regarded as a leading authority within your own area. You will have an in-depth understanding and personal experience of the relationship of Textiles education with the Textiles industry, both nationally and internationally.

As an experienced, creative and highly motivated academic, with an inventive approach to the enlivenment of students' learning experience and high aspirations for their achievement, you'll be able to take up the challenges of enabling diverse student cohorts to explore the discipline of Textiles Design at Central Saint Martins, and foster new approaches to design, teaching, knowledge exchange and research. Previous experience of delivering a Textiles undergraduate degree course is essential.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries about this role please contact the Staffing Team, email or telephone 020 7514 7885.

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Closing date: 22 October 2019 23:55.

At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.