Deputy Director: Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute – UAL Careers

Deputy Director: Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute

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Vacancy Id: 9757

College / Service: Research Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise

Location: LCF - Stratford, London UK

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Term: Full time – 35 hours per week

Apply by: 11 September 2023 at 23:55

 

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The opportunity

A unique opportunity to develop and shape state-of-the-art provision for research and innovation in the emergent Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute (FTTI), which will be hosted at the new University of the Arts East Bank estate from September 2023.

Building on the successful delivery of a £5.5mil AHRC Creative Research and Development Partnership (CRDP) funding award – the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT), FTTI will play a pivotal role in creating impactful solutions across the fashion and textiles industry, with a focus on tackling climate change, through it’s unique, multi-disciplinary collaboration with HEI, industry and community partners.

As Deputy Director of the FTTI, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating engagement across the FTTI community, working closely with the FTTI Director and FTTI colleagues to create opportunities for partners, academics and students to work together, with the aim of delivering world class innovation in research, R&D, teaching and learning.

To achieve this, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination and management of an internal FTTI academic steering group, alongside an external trans-disciplinary advisory group.
  • Maintaining excellent stakeholder and partner relationships.
  • Oversight of the FTTI academic research funding and bid development strategy.
  • Ensuring optimisation of impact from delivery of FTTI research.
  • Maintaining your own area of specialist research fields, aligning to FTTI interests.
  • Oversight and development of a specialist FTTI Post Graduate Research (PGR) strategy, including the development of MRes and PGR courses in collaboration with partner HEIs.
  • Supervision of PHD and PGR research students.

About you

You will need senior academic and/or equivalent professional experience in a leadership role in the public, service, creative or HEI sectors, along with a recognised active national/international research practice/profile.

You will also need experience of developing and writing research proposals, funding bids and contract research.

Successful experience of impact delivery or experience of REF is important.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Twinkle Brahmbhatt, Senior Resourcing Adviser via email at RKEEstaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk.

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace.

Vacancy Id: 9757

College / Service: Research Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise

Location: LCF - Stratford, London UK

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Term: Full time – 35 hours per week

Apply by: 11 September 2023 at 23:55

 

Please read through our FAQs page before applying.
A full copy of the job advert along with other information (such as interviews date, hiring process etc) is available by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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