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Are you an academic looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring. We deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students.  Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.

These are exciting times for our School of Art and Design, we’re currently investing £42million on new buildings, equipment and facilities which supports our new School vision, fostering collaboration and optionality for our students across all disciplines. Our impressive portfolio of existing courses and new developments covers the full spectrum of Art and Design specialisms. Renowned for the quality of our teaching and research, we can offer a vibrant atmosphere that encourages creativity, as well as academic excellence.  

We are seeking a Principal Lecturer to lead our highly reputable Masters courses and BA (Hons) 1 year top-up course within the department of Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication. The department houses fashion business courses covering the full spectrum of the commercial side of fashion at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our courses recruit high calibre students with strong academic and creative abilities and are designed to develop these talents to ensure our graduate’s unique combinations of skills are well suited for the ever-changing fashion/lifestyle arena.

Within this role you will be responsible for the academic management and curricula development and will be required to teach and supervise predominantly on our Masters courses; International Fashion Management, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Communication and Luxury Fashion Brand Management whilst also leading our 1 year top-up BA (Hons) International Fashion Business course (IFB). The IFB course is also delivered in Hong Kong by our partner HKDI, you will manage this important, long-standing partnership whilst also delivering some teaching at their institution. 

You will be required to champion the continual development of the courses using your in-depth experience of Fashion Business in particular the digital innovations and transformative technologies within the global fashion environment.  You will contribute to the research and practice of Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication and demonstrate a proven record of research outcomes and scholarly activity. 

Responsibilities will include line managing and developing the academic team, day to day management and overseeing teaching, learning and assessment to ensure our student satisfaction and graduate outcomes record remains high.  You will have experience of teaching diverse cohorts of students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Candidates must be educated to a minimum of an undergraduate degree level in a subject relating to Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication, a postgraduate qualification is desirable or evidence that you are prepared to continue your own education through research and continued professional development.  A qualification in the HE sector is also desirable.

Closing date – 15th October

Interview date – w/c 1st November

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Melanie Robertson, Head of Department for Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication on +44 (0115) 848 2801 or via email

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

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