Lecturer: Creative Direction and Innovation (maternity cover)

Vacancy ID: 8239
Main Location: LCF - Lime Grove, London UK
Hours: 22.2
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary: £39,275-£47,120 pro rata pa
Closing date: July 4, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

The Lecturer in Creative Direction and Innovation is responsible for teaching, curriculum development, and on-going scholarship on BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion. This course is part of the School of Media and Communications at The London College of Fashion. The post-holder will work collaboratively within a course team, deploying specialist expertise to develop pedagogy and the curriculum in creative, innovative and critical directions.

BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion prepares students for a wide range of positions within fashion media and communication and related creative industries. The course a has multidisciplinary focus enabling students to develop and implement an appropriate, compelling and strategic creative vision using communication design practices.


The course focusses on concept generation and ideation, iterative design and proposing ideas that are globally informed and future focused.

Using the skills of communication design, interface design, art direction and speculative design, students will be equipped to identify, anticipate and respond to communication opportunities as strategic thinkers and skilled communicators for our ever-changing communication landscape.

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.

London College of Fashion is extremely proud to be a global leader in fashion education, research and consultancy. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

London College of Fashion, UAL is undertaking an unprecedented programme of change.  In 2023 we will be consolidating our existing six sites into a new purpose built campus as part of a new education and cultural district on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Ahead of this move, we welcome applications from candidates who live in and around East London, as well as from those keen to join us on this exciting and unique opportunity in our College’s history.

If you have any queries about this role, you may contact the LCF Staffing Team at vacancies@fashion.arts.ac.uk   phone: 07730 900321.

Your Profile

Undergraduate degree in Creative Direction for Fashion or associated subject.

* Higher degree (e.g. MA) in Creative Direction for Fashion or associated subject (Desirable).

* PhD or Higher level research degree (Desirable).

* Teaching qualification (PG Cert or equivalent) (Desirable).

* Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (Desirable).

* Teaching & assessment in a Higher Education environment (permanent, fractional, or hourly paid contract).

* Applies an inquiring, innovative and reflexive approach to teaching.

* Considers equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of teaching practice.

* Shows commitment to understanding the range of students’ experiences within a course.

* Collaborates and works effectively within team and across professional groups.

* Ability to work effectively and respectfully with a wide range of people.

* Evidence of research, knowledge exchange and/ or professional practice that contributes to the advancement of creative fashion direction activity and is relevant to the goals of the Programme, College and University.

Evidence of using contacts within subject peer group to develop partnerships or collaborations.

Plans, prioritises and manages resources effectively to achieve objectives. 

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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