Course Leader in Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design
Leeds College of Art has played a central role in providing specialist education in the arts for 170 years and has developed a national and international reputation based on the achievements of our students. Having been granted Taught Degree Awarding Power’s we are now realising our ambition to become the only arts university in the North of England.
With multiple global student accolades, the highly successful and ambitious BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design degree provides a specialist and challenging programme of study that recognises the diverse range of creative practices and industries. With an excellent reputation, the course is highly sought after, attracting a competitive student profile.
Working with the Programme Director for Fashion and Textiles, the Course Leader will take a lead role for the vision, development and organisation required to ensure a successful management of this very popular course.
In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring the enhancement and informed relevancy of the course to applied industry and commercial needs set against the growing international dimensions of design.
You will have the skills or connections to develop appropriate networks for curriculum development, including placements and exhibitions to offer an excellent student experience focused on employability.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate independence and competence in leading and managing an undergraduate course and have the ability to teach at all levels within the overall programme.
The successful candidate will need to be educated to a minimum of Masters Level, have significant knowledge and expertise of printed textiles and surface pattern design. This expertise will have ideally been acquired through academic practice and/or experience in the industry. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a level of experience in curriculum development and management will be expected to undertake research and make a contribution to the research agenda.
Interview date: Thursday 17th August 2017
Leeds College of Art is committed to pursuing equality of opportunity and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all learners and expect our staff to share this commitment.