Lecturer in Textiles and Surface Pattern
This post is part-time 0.5fte
The Wolverhampton School of Art is seeking to appoint a 0.5 permanent Lecturer in Textiles and Surface Pattern, specialising in CAD for textile design and a knowledge of textile workshop practice. You will be responsible for teaching across all levels of our new BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Pattern course and working collaboratively with other design areas in the School.
Our BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Pattern course is studio and workshop based and we pride ourselves on our hands-on approach to teaching in a creative environment. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of shaping a course with ongoing opportunities for flexibility in curriculum development, integrating competitions and LIVE industry briefs as well as time for personal staff development. You will be part of a team looking to build strong links with local/national/international external stakeholders such as: schools, colleges, the local community and industry.
You will be an excellent teacher with experience of teaching Textiles / Surface Pattern in Higher Education and preferably possess a professional teaching qualification (or be willing to work towards this). You will have a Masters degree in a relevant field and/or equivalent professional experience of working in the industry and associated sectors with contemporary knowledge and engagement in the Textiles industry. You will be able to teach computer software programmes suitable for textile/surface pattern design (e.g. Photoshop and Illustrator) have proven expertise in design for Textile/surface pattern. Knowledge and experience in some of the following textile specialisms would be an advantage: screen print, digital print, dye, rug tufting and creative stitch/manipulation.
You will be able to contribute to all aspects of the course, including contextual studies and employability/work placement opportunities. You would be expected to engage with ongoing scholarly activity and professional development alongside your role and/or be research active. With a passion for the subject, you will possess an enthusiasm that inspires confidence and builds rapport with University colleagues working in a cross-disciplinary capacity and with external stakeholders.
We welcome applicants from a range of diverse backgrounds.
If you would like an informal discussion or have any queries on the above vacancy please contact Maggie Ayliffe, Head of School on 01902 321970 or M.C.Ayliffe@wlv.ac.uk
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.