Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Senior Lecturer in Fashion Visual Cultures (ACI113B)

Senior Lecturer in Fashion Visual Cultures Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries Company: Middlesex University

Location: Hendon Starting Salary: £48,254 to £55,358 per annum Grade: Grade 8 Contract Type: Permanent FTE: 1 Date Posted: Wednesday 26 April 2023 Closing Date: Sunday 28 May 2023 Reference: ACI113B Job Details: Job Description

Fashion at Middlesex University has a well-respected heritage in practice and research across the disciplines of the fashion industry, with many alumni enjoying successful design careers in leading international fashion houses or founding their own labels. The Fashion programmes also maintain established relationships with the fashion communication industries.

Middlesex University has invested heavily in state-of-the-art studio and workshop facilities, and fashion students (from Foundation Certificate to PhD level) work alongside many other Visual Arts, Design, Performing Arts and Media cohorts in a dynamic community within the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries.

The Design Department is looking to appoint an academic to join the Fashion Directorate as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Fashion Visual Cultures. The role typically will be held by an experienced or developing practitioner and academic with a background in one of the diverse discourses which intersect with fashion and visual culture.

We are looking for an individual who will be committed to developing and nurturing research-led teaching around their field to empower the students through an inclusive curriculum. The role holder will have knowledge in areas such as: histories and theories of fashion; critical theory in contemporary design; practice, cultural studies, gender studies, queer studies, postcolonial, decolonial and diaspora studies, race, the body and performance, craft, manufacturing, globalisation, curation, sustainability, sociology of fashion, the politics of inclusion and diversity and associated fields of research, related to fashion.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of visual cultures content appropriate to all three years of undergraduate teaching in BA Fashion, BA Fashion Communication and Styling, and BA Fashion Marketing, focusing on the interrelations of critical thinking and studio practice.

You will be joining an existing team within the Design Department who deliver high quality teaching to students at undergraduate and postgraduate level in areas relating to fashion histories, fashion theory, and the critical contextualisation of fashion practices.

Please note that we will be looking to appoint to either the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level for this vacancy. Please ensure you submit your application to the correct post. For applications to be considered for both Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, online applications must be completed for both posts.

If you wish to discuss the job in further detail please contact Emma Dick, Interim Head of Department (Design) via email on [email protected]

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are underrepresented in this area. All recruitment decisions will be based on merit.

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We value diversity and strive to create a fairer, more equitable work environment for our staff and students.

We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff diversity networks, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

Middlesex is home to a diverse community of professionals. We are a bronze award holder of the Athena Swan Charter, a member of the Race Equality Charter, a Stonewall Top 100 employer and Gold award holder in 2023, and a Disability Confident Leader. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for underrepresented groups.

Job details


Senior Lecturer in Fashion Visual Cultures (ACI113B)


Middlesex University


United Kingdom


May 24, 2023

Application deadline

May 28, 2023

Job type



Arts and Culture

About the employer

Established in 1878, Middlesex University is a public university that is associated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Coalition of Modern Universities, and Universities UK. Earlier, the university was known as the Middlesex Polytechnic University. It gained the status of a university in 1992. The university decided to re-structure its academic school to faculties in 2012.

Apart from London, the university has three other campuses in Dubai, Mauritius, and Malta. The campus in London features the neo-Georgian architectural style. A new learning resource center was built along with a central library that consisted of about thousands of books and provided round the clock access to students. The Ritterman building is a new development on the campus. The faculty of science and technology and faculty of arts and creative industries are located within the premises. Also, the university is home to the United Kingdom's first Cyber Factory.

The university has spent nearly £200 million to provide world-class facilities in the campus. Middlesex is known for its research and innovation in offering education and has been awarded three Queen’s Anniversary awards in higher education. Apart from this, the university has been awarded two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for its international reputation. International students pursuing a full-time course guaranteed accommodation by the university for their first year of education. In addition to this, the campus comprises bioscience, biomedical science, nursing, and simulation laboratories. The campus features several sports facilities including a fitness center, outdoor courts, football pitches, and tennis courts.

The academic structure of the university comprises three major faculties, namely the Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries, Faculty of Professional & Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Science & Technology. The university offers programs in other subjects that include media, design, performing arts, law, natural science, engineering, mathematics, information science, statistics, and computer science. Here, students get an opportunity to learn and grow under professional faculty members.

Middlesex offers pre-undergraduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in Social Science, Psychology, Media and Communications, Marketing, International Tourism Management, Law and Politics, Law and Politics, and Accounting and Finance.

The university has a list of notable alumni that includes Freema Agyeman (renowned actress), Helen Mirren (actress), Alan Carr (comedian), Roger Glover (musician), Milton Jones (comedian), Neville Brody (art director), John Lundberg (filmmaker), Ashley Isham (fashion designer), Araf Shradd (professional golfer), Louise Lear (BBC weather presenter), Suzzane Moore (journalist), and Dermot O'Leary (television presenter).

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