Tutor (Research) in Critical and Historical Studies: Fashion & Textiles
Creative Arts and Design,Design,Other Creative Arts
Short info about job
Company: Royal College of Art
Department: Critical & Historical Studies
Salary: £45,002 to £50,306 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract type: Permanent
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1349 1250762
Fax: +44-29 2150268
Detail information about job Tutor (Research) in Critical and Historical Studies: Fashion & Textiles. Terms and conditions vacancy
The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities. In the 2016/17 academic year the College had around 1,800 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees, and a total of approximately 400 staff, both full-time and part-time. There are in excess of 240 research students, supported by a team of more than 100 tutors and supervisors.
The Critical & Historical Studies (CHS) team provides a programme of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials leading to the production of a mandatory dissertation by first-year MA students in the 4 RCA Schools: Architecture, Communication, Design, Arts & Humanities. Fashion and Textiles Programmes are located within the School of Design, which has around 300 MA students in its first year. The CHS dissertation is 40 credits of the two-year, 240-credit MA.
The College is seeking to appoint a Tutor to work two days per week to join the CHS team within the Research & Innovation department. The primary responsibility of the Tutor will be planning, convening and teaching of the CHS Curriculum for Fashion and Textiles, in conjunction with the CHS Coordinator and the CHS Senior Liaison Tutor for the School of Design, This includes the planning of subject specific lectures and seminars, and supervision of dissertations by Fashion and Textiles students. The Tutor will be expected to contribute to cross-school teaching, research and supervision in the School of Design, and to the development of new academic offers in the School and College, as appropriate.
The person appointed to this position will be experienced in providing critical and historical teaching and supervision at a post-graduate level, working in close alignment with the School of Design’s research programmes, and the RCA’s new academic framework.
The role requires a passion for teaching, and an understanding of contemporary fashion and textiles practices and agendas and their critical, cultural, global contexts. The School is currently undergoing a period of strategic expansion that will see the development of new programmes directly linked and underpinned by advanced design-led research themes exploring new approaches to sustainable practices, service delivery and transformational innovation, including developing interdisciplinary collaborations in fields including robotics, soft systems and artificial intelligence. You will be up-to-date with relevant new methodologies, developments in the field and future forecasting, and will have the desire to deliver the highest standards at an international level. You will be an experienced academic in a relevant field, and have several years of experience in higher education at a postgraduate level, with the potential to undertake research supervision in line with the College’s RKEI strategy and the School’s research strategy.