Senior Lecturer Practitioner in Fashion Communication and Branding

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research.

We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating.  We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries.

With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.

About the Role:

Cambridge School of Art is one of 3 Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at ARU - a hub of creative and cultural innovation with a diverse and energetic research culture. We nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking, and encourage critical thinking to educate, entertain, inspire and understand people, as well as improving their lives. In collaboration with Cambridge School of Creative Industries and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, we work with a large number of partners in the creative and cultural industries to enrich the cultural life of our students, our University and local communities. 

The Cambridge School of Art (CSA), based in the Ruskin Building on the Cambridge campus, has grown over the last five years. We are now seeking to appoint two well-rounded and highly motivated (0.5 FTE) Senior Lecturer Practitioners for our newly validated BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Branding course with excellent understanding of the fields of fashion, branding, journalism, PR, marketing and management in a global context alongside the organisational and communication skills to implement module administration, assessment, feedback and quality assurance requirements. There will be a focus on interdisciplinary and inter-faculty learning and teaching and the postholder will be responsible for planning and developing innovative curriculum and pedagogy and deliver modules through unified active learning and teaching approaches, ensuring that our students graduate with the skills and knowledge tailored towards achieving specialisms applicable to the wide-ranging and ever-changing industry of fashion.

You will join an established and dedicated team of creative academics. This is a part-time 0.5 FTE post. There are two posts available.

With successful HE teaching experience and a higher degree or equivalent professional qualification, you will have a professional practice commensurate with the stage of your career. We are looking for team players with a proven track record in teaching and industry. You’ll be able to work to tight deadlines, working independently with minimum supervision and liaising closely with senior colleagues from our partners and key stakeholders. 


We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. 

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