University Academic Fellow in Artificial Intelligence Technology in Fashion Design and Retailing

University of Leeds

United Kingdom


Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong research background in Artificial Intelligence Technology/Data Analytics? Do you want to further your career in a World-Leading research-intensive Russell Group University? 

With a vision and drive to contribute to a World-Leading research portfolio, as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching, you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at The University of Leeds.

The School of Design is part of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures which consists of nine dynamic and diverse Schools which offer vibrant research and a commitment to excellence in teaching. You will join an experienced, innovative and diverse team to teach across our programmes, support module design, course leadership and student experience, as well as leading the development of research projects. In addition to establishing new research you will also be actively involved in producing high quality publications and contributing to the School’s Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The School aims to establish its leadership in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology in Fashion Design and Retailing by effectively integrating the latest data analytics and design technologies, concepts, materials and manufacturing techniques into fashion clothing design and retailing. The proposed fellowship will focus on distinct areas within product manufacturing looking to establish a new fashion design and retailing philosophy based on Artificial Intelligence and data analytics technology. Coupled to the innovative use of digital design and engineering of functionality, green chemistry and recycling into fashion products the Fashion industry can then better respond to consumer demands and improve sustainability and profitability.

Allied to this challenge has been the recent award of AHRC Creative Clusters funding (Future Fashion Factory) to the School of Design which has given further momentum to the aim of effectively integrating digital design and technology into fashion clothing within a 21st century circular economy. It is expected the UAF will provide a coordinating and complementary focus for this strategic UK project where high value products will be recycled into valuable by-products rather than low value waste materials. 

Career Pathway: Tenure track equivalent post requiring successful completion of a 5 year development plan, leading to appointment to a grade 9 Associate Professor, with the potential for accelerated progression.

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

Chris Carr, Head of School of Design 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3094, email:

Downloads: Candidate Brief  

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