Senior Lecturer in Costume Design & Making

Buckinghamshire New University

United Kingdom

January 26, 2022

Description

Senior Lecturer in Costume Design & Making

Senior Lecturer/ Course Leader in Costume Design & Making

Salary: £39739 - £50296

High Wycombe

Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university; one that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. Our staff combine the very best professional practice with inspirational teaching and the University is consistently in the top quartile of the NSS for higher education institutions in the UK, exceeding the sector average in almost every area of the survey (NSS, 2019).

This is an exciting time to join the University, with our new University Strategy – Impact 2022 – and our revised values. The University is poised for the next phase in its development as we seek to develop our impact further, enrich the student experience through innovative and employment-focused education, and realign our professional services in support of our strategic aims.

The School of Art, Design and Performance is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, research/industry active and ambitious applicant to the role of Senior Lecturer/Course Leader in Costume Design and Making.

Our Fashion and Textiles courses have a growing reputation for innovation and individuality alongside technical and creative excellence. We ranked number 1 in London and the South-east and number 5 in the UK for Fashion and Textiles in the Guardian University League Tables 2020. The School developed a new course in Costume Design and Making to also complement other film and performance industry-based courses such as Production Design and Hair and Make-Up. The University boasts a well-equipped, industry-standard resource area and open plan studio spaces, as well as being at the heart of industry in our base at Pinewood Studios. Teaching on Costume Design courses will be undertaken at both sites.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate who possesses advanced subject knowledge and excellent skills in costume design. They will have an in-depth understanding of Costume Design and Making principles and practice and its application in a broader contemporary context. The appointee will have relevant industry experience, and will be responsible for ensuring the enhancement and informed relevancy of the course to applied industry needs. A willingness to access appropriate networks to source opportunities towards an excellent student experience is vital.

As Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, the appointee will build the vision, development and organisation required to ensure the successful day-to-day running of the course. They will contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will have significant knowledge and technical skills in pattern cutting and manufacture whilst also demonstrating advanced creativity in design processes, characterisation and concept building. The appointee will also contribute to the continued successful student recruitment to the costume design programmes, and ensure an excellent student experience. They will also be expected to contribute to research and enterprise, as well as engage with our marketing strategies.

If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University's values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

What you can expect in return are excellent employment benefits including: training, development and research support, a generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme, discounted gym membership and a range of staff discounts with major retailers.

For further information about this role please contact Professor Sri-Kartini Leet, Head of School for Art, Design and Performance via sri- kartini.leet@bucks.ac.uk

All applications are to be made in full and online. The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CVs or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

Closing Date: 26 th Jan 2022

Interview Date: 4 th February 2022

At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.

Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.

The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.

Location

High Wycombe

Contract Type

Permanent

Salary Range

£39,739 - £50,296

Hours per week

37

Closing Date

26/01/2022

Ref No

748

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Senior Lecturer/ Course Leader in Costume Design & Making

School: Art, Design and Performance

Grade: AC3

Location: High Wycombe Campus / Pinewood Studios

Hours: Full-time (37 hours)

Responsible to: Head of School

Job Purpose:

  • To teach and support students by adopting a learner-centred approach and being committed to contributing towards delivery of a first class student experience.
  • To contribute towards curriculum development, research and other forms of scholarly activity appropriate to a Senior Lecturer appointment.
  • To be a team-player and contribute to the wider work of the School.
  • To lead the running and development of the Costume Design programmes, including ensuring quality and standards are maintained.
  • To support all aspects of promoting the subject specialism and programme of study to potential applicants and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:

  • To design and deliver high quality, innovative and challenging learning experiences, using current theory and practice together in lively debate.
  • To undertake associated activities in connection with the course taught including Course and module leadership, curriculum development, personal tutoring, recruitment, assessment, review and evaluation.
  • To contribute to the student experience – demonstrating an awareness of the need for ‘customer focus' in respect of resolving issues.
  • To conduct research and scholarly activity of relevance to the lecturing role and / or professional practice and aligns own research with teaching and learning.
  • To engage with industry and professional networks to promote teaching and learning and research in a professional context.
  • To contribute to open days, school, college and partnership links, accreditation events and activities, and the promotional work of the School.
  • To support students in supervising placements, learning in practice, internships and work-related activities.
  • To deliver pastoral care and project supervision of students.
  • To plan and deliver the curriculum using appropriate media, including the use of IT.
  • To provide effective feedback, support and guidance to students, which promotes improvement of performance.
  • To engage in professional development activities (e.g. CPD, attendance at conferences) relating to teaching, learning and assessment.
  • To maintain and foster the high reputation of the University in practice partner settings.
  • Any other such reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.
  • PERSON SPECIFICATION

    E – Essential D = Desirable A = Application T = Test I = Interview

    Education, Qualifications & Training

    E / D

    Means of Testing

    Undergraduate qualification in Costume Design or related discipline

    E

    A

    Postgraduate qualification in a Costume Design-related subject, or equivalent in practice

    E

    A

    Fellow of the HEA or willingness to work towards achieving HEA Fellow accreditation

    E

    A/I

    PhD in relevant discipline

    D

    A/I

    Knowledge & Experience

    E / D

    Proven experience as a costume designer in the creative industries

    E

    A/I

    Specialist expertise in costume design and making including 2D and 3D textile development, embellishment techniques, characterisation and script analysis

    E

    A/I

    Proficiency in subject-relevant CAD

    D

    A/I

    Experience of course leadership or equivalent leadership responsibility, within a Higher Education context

    E

    A/I

    An understanding of contemporary Costume Design and Making issues of particular significance for the future development of the industry and profession

    E

    A/I

    Knowledge of HE institutions and nationwide pedagogical landscape

    E

    A/I

    Experience in co-ordinating industry or educational projects

    E

    A/I

    Relevant teaching experience at HE level, including curriculum planning, tracking student progress, and assessment and feedback; or demonstrable transferable skills to enable you to undertake this aspect of the role

    E

    A/I

    Evidence of recent and relevant practice-based research/enterprise activity

    D

    A/I

    Experience in offering effective pastoral support to learners

    E

    A/I

    Experience in initiating or leading, live projects, competitions, collaborations or sponsored projects.

    E

    A/I

    Experience in use of digital technology to support learning (e.g. BlackBoard)

    D

    A

    Skills

    Ability to be self-motivated, self- directed and ambitious for the ongoing success of an established course

    E

    I

    Excellent organisation skills

    E

    I

    Ability to work as part of a team

    E

    I

    Ability to work on own initiative

    E

    I

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    E

    A/I

    Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

    E

    I

    Proven ability to initiate developments in the field

    D

    I

    Highly developed administrative abilities

    E

    A/ I

    Special Requirements

    E / D

    To have a network of relevant contacts in the creative industries

    E

    I

    Willingness to travel between High Wycombe and Pinewood Studios

    E

    I

    ROLE COMPETENCIES

    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

    Competency

    Agreeing & Delivering Student Expectations

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Sets quality standards for own area
  • Monitors and maintains standards and policies
  • Encourages others to find new ways of improving performance
  • Deals with complex welfare issues where appropriate
  • Uses professionals from other departments or agencies where appropriate to ensure effectiveness of support
  • Presenting & Communicating

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Conveys complex information to non-specialists
  • Uses probing questions to ensure full understanding
  • Shows confidence in speaking publicly
  • Presents in an engaging manner and with authority
  • Adapting & Coping

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Actively embraces change and enthusiastically supports initiatives
  • Revises own views when presented with new information
  • Keeps difficulties in perspective and maintains optimism in the face of challenges
  • Remains focused and productive under pressure
  • Teaching & Learning

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Delivers a series of lectures/workshops to substantively enhance the student experience
  • Develops on-going relationships with students/delegates to achieve learning outcomes
  • Develops effective assessment and feedback methods to improve performance and standards
  • PARTNERS / OUTWARD FACING

    Competency

    Analysing & Researching

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Determines how investigations are to be conducted
  • Analyses and interprets results
  • Probes assumptions to establish the facts
  • Pinpoints key information from a large amount of information and draws well-reasoned conclusions
  • PEOPLE / RELATIONSHIPS

    Competency

    Applying Expertise / Scholarly Activity

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Acquires knowledge of professional or technical practice and keep up to date
  • Participates in continual professional development
  • Contributes to internal development and external conferences through research, scholarship and knowledge transfer
  • Adhering to Bucks Values

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Challenges inappropriate behaviours that breach the values
  • Maintains high personal ethical standards in approach and decision making
  • Acts as a role model to colleagues and to students
  • Location

    High Wycombe

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Salary Range

    £39,739 - £50,296

    Hours per week

    37

    Closing Date

    26/01/2022

    Ref No

    748

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    Buckinghamshire New University is a well-recognized public university, which is known for imparting quality education to students from all across the world. This institution of learning dates back to 1891 and was established as the School of Science and Art....