Birmingham City University
Lecturer in Textiles
Salary: £41,814 to £45,449 per annum
Part time (18.5 hours per week)
Post Type: Part Time
Release Date: 06 February 2024
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 20 February 2024
Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study right in the heart of the city and we currently have an exciting opportunity for part time Lecturer to join the BA Textile Design team within the College of Jewellery Fashion and Textiles, Arts Design and Media Faculty. Situated in the Parkside Building in the new South Side area of Birmingham, we have excellent facilities in print, weave, embroidery, knit and digital CAD applications (supported by Epson) with state-of-the-art industry standard machinery, and we are but a short walkway from the main transport links across the Midlands. This unique exciting opportunity is for a highly motivated individual looking to advance their career with a specific focus on excellence in craftsmanship and embedding sustainability within textile design education. Join our team under new management and leadership.
This new role will support the progressive course team through new approaches in teaching, administration, and recruitment across three-year groups of cohorts around 30 students. The course delivers excellence in craftsmanship across print, weave, knit, embroidery and biomaterials, working on contemporary concepts designing for Body, Space, People and Change. It develops industry-ready graduates who are leaders in their fields. The role will be adaptable to support students’ intent on careers across Fashion, Interior and Lifestyle sectors as entrepreneurs, employees, artists and researchers.
In The College of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles we are committed to supporting a rich diverse culture that reflects our local communities and student body. Therefore, we particularly welcome candidates from black, brown, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.
As Lecturer you will design dynamic and inclusive schemes of work integrating studio and workshop activities, delivering theory and practice relating to design innovation and Sustainability appropriate for the textile industry and application. You will plan, prepare, coordinate and deliver engaging lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials for delivery on campus, and organise offsite activities trips and events.
The successful candidate will hold an undergraduate or post graduate degree and relevant industry experience in a textile related subject, as well as teaching experience at FE or HE level. You will have design industry sector experience, preferably involving Printed Textiles or Knitted Textile design practice, and demonstrate strong IT skills including Microsoft Office and Adobe software InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as skills in visual effects/ video creation/ moving image tools. Experience of immersive and generative technology is desirable.
At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do. This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status.