The Royal College of Art is the UK’s only entirely postgraduate institution of art and design, dedicated to teaching, research and knowledge exchange with industry. The RCA has been ranked the number one university-level institution for art & design, internationally, for the eighth consecutive year according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021.
We are seeking an outstanding practitioner and researcher in the urgent field of Systems of Fashion to lead, contribute, communicate and support further the ongoing work of the programme of FASHION at the Royal College of Art.
The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with students and alongside colleagues with the high levels of commitment and energy required by a world-leading environment. They will be well networked and demonstrably engaged with international contexts relevant to how a future designer might need to collaborate, create new systems about their studio or business set up that interconnects values, disruptive processes, and future economics. This should include looking at future IP in the digital, shared revenues, parallel economies across the real and the digital and the future of crypto economic structures to support the future of fashion design, identity and personhood.
As well as being able to support and respond to the work of postgraduate students, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach from their own research by delivering lectures, workshops, seminars, and crits across the Fashion programme as well as work alongside colleagues in all aspects of the organisation of exhibitions and events. They will be expected to contribute to discussions about the development of the curriculum and be prepared to pioneer new ways of teaching. They will also be expected to undertake administration around their teaching as required by the well-established structures present across the school.
Their research will be expected to operate at a high level, consistently producing research outputs of at least 3* REF quality to enable submission to the REF. They will also be expected to pursue funding opportunities for their research and where possible to involve colleagues in collaborative projects and contributing to the research culture and environment of the school.
The Royal College of Art is an equal opportunities employer. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.