Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Textile Design

Bath, Somerset
£18,853 to £23,861 per annum, pro rata
07 Jun 2018
18 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Textile Design

Academic Unit/Department: Bath School of Art and Design

Location: BSAD Campus, Sion Hill

Line Manager: Amanda Goode, Subject Co-ordinator

Rate of Pay: £18,853 to £23,861 per annum, pro rata of £37,706 to £47,722 per annum

Contract: FTC Maternity cover for approximately 12 months

Hours: Part Time 0.5fte

Ref: 05/18/TDFI

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 18th June 2018

About us

At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And we place collaboration at the heart of everything we do. With increasing student numbers, we make sure our people are engaged and empowered by blending digital technologies, international perspectives, work-oriented connections and inspirational teaching. Together we’re on a journey to transform our students’ lives. And it starts with people like you.

Bath School of Art and Design

Founded in 1853, Bath School of Art and Design has a long-standing reputation for excellence in art, design and pedagogical practice. With over 1,000 students, the Bath School of Art and Design has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years with an increase in student applications, significant improvements to student satisfaction and considerable investment in resources and staffing.

BA (Hons) Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors is located within the Subject of Fashion & Textiles. The Subject aims to be at the forefront of design pedagogy and of design research, scholarly activity and innovation. To achieve this the key priorities within Fashion & Textiles are to develop and evaluate pedagogy-led design courses, grow links with industry and look towards sustainable growth.

The BA (Hons) Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors course aims to develop creativity, within the broad and complex field of traditional and contemporary textile design, through intellectual enquiry and with aesthetic sensibility. The course is supported by drawing workshops and underpinned with comprehensive knowledge of digital textile printing technologies. We offer a strong studio culture in which students are inspired to express their design direction, exercising initiative and personal responsibility.

The Bath School of Art and Design campus includes the main campus at Sion Hill and also locations across the City of Bath such as Palace Yard Mews, The Circus and Dartmouth Avenue. Teaching also takes place at Corsham Court and Newton Park. Teaching on BA (Hons) Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors will be predominantly based at Sion Hill.

About the role

We are seeking a lecturer/senior lecturer (maternity cover for approximately 12 months), with a specialism in knitwear, who can contribute practical and academic input in the BA (Hons) Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors. The role will also require some teaching onto the MA Design: Fashion and Textiles course.

The successful applicant will be required to teach across the Textile Design course including contributing to drawing and delivery into the professional practice modules. The role will require teaching across all three levels of the BA course, and will involve teaching, practical demonstrations, timetabling, assessments and feedback, curriculum content development and other general academic duties as necessary. The BA Textile Design course has four pathways for students to follow, print, embroidery, knit and weave.

It would be desirable if the successful applicant has skills in weave and could also have some input into this pathway of the course. Industry engagement and links are a key focus of the course and the role will require the successful applicant to bring and develop their industry links to the benefit of students on the courses.

About you (requirements)

You will have a specialism in knit as applied to fashion and/or interiors, and will be proficient in hand and machine techniques. A knowledge of weave would also be desirable. You will have proficient CAD skills, and will need to deliver sessions teaching Adobe programmes, in particular Illustrator and Photoshop.

Experience of teaching in a Higher Education institution is essential, as is an active research interest and developing profile. You will be educated to a PG level in a relevant subject, and a PhD would be desirable. An HEA fellowship is also desirable.

An innovative practitioner, educator and creative thinker, you will need to work well as part of a dedicated Textiles team, and independently as the lead for the knit curriculum on the Textiles course. You will need to be student focused with an interest in the student experience and design pedagogy. Knowledge of using VLE for curriculum delivery is also desirable.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community