Associate Professor in Fashion Design and Digital Fashion Innovation

University of Leeds School of Design

United Kingdom

Associate Professor in Fashion Design & Digital Fashion Innovation

Are you an outstanding academic with passion and enthusiasm for your research? Do you want to be part of a thriving School of Design in a Russell Group University? Are you an experienced academic leader looking for a challenging senior position where you can influence and shape the future of design education?

The School of Design is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor for a design/creative driven role with proven abilities to deliver world class teaching and research on the relationship between Creative Fashion Design and Digital Fashion Innovation. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership across the range of the School’s activities, enhance the School’s research and teaching activities, and work with colleagues to build on the School’s reputation for excellence in Fashion Design & Digital Fashion Innovation. 

You will have knowledge of how to develop innovative practice and research utilising a range of digital media, software and techniques, and experience of how fashion design and digital fashion innovation solutions can be applied to both commercial and non-commercial settings. You will have insight into the major external drivers of fashion design futures; sustainability, inclusivity as well as the impact of the metaverse and gaming. In addition, you will have links with the global creative and digital industry and be able to develop a strong network of engagement with the fashion design and digital fashion design sectors.

You will have a PhD in Fashion Design & Digital Fashion Innovation, or related area, have an established record of research publications commensurate with the level of the post, and a proven strategy for securing research funding and achieving internationally recognised standards of excellence. This appointment represents a major investment in the School’s commitment to the evolution and influence of fashion design and digital fashion innovation across all reseach and learning and teaching activities, and one offering considerable potential for personal career development and fulfilment.   

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Maria Lonsdale, Head of School, School of Design, 


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: School of Design
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 9
Salary: £53,353 to £61,823 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Monday 09 January 2023
Closing Date: Sunday 12 February 2023
Reference: AHCDE1220

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