Professor of Circular/Sustainable Fashion & Textiles; Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute



    The opportunity

    University of the Arts London’s (UAL) Fashion, Textiles & Technology Institute (FTTI) is looking for a senior academic who is active in their own field of study, to develop and oversee specialist PGR provision and an FTTI related curriculum.

    The Fashion, Textiles & Technology Institute builds on the delivery of a £5.8m AHRC Creative Research & Development Partnership funding award (2018-24), the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology, as part of the successful UKRI Creative Industry Cluster Programme.

    FTTI is hosted at the new UAL estate for London College of Fashion at East Bank. East Bank is a new powerhouse for creativity and learning in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, providing unprecedented opportunity for UAL to develop state-of-the-art provision for research and innovation.

    FTTI has established strong partnerships with East Bank neighbours including University College London; University of Loughborough; Queen Mary University London; the V&A; and the British Council, each in support of cross-disciplinary working, and collaborative R&D aligned to specialist research provision from across UAL and industry partnerships.

    About you

    The ideal candidate will be active in their own academic research study, be able to evidence research income generation and have PhD supervisory experience.

    Importantly, you will enjoy working with multiple teams from across the university and will have the skills to support colleagues to develop supervision capability, working closely with academics, knowledge exchange and professional teams to further excellent research capacity across the institution.

    Application is by submission of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter of application, addressing the job description and person specification.

    We are UAL

    University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres.

    We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

    We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

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    Closing date: 23:55, 23rd February 2024.

    If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Twinkle Brahmbhatt, Senior Resourcing Adviser via email at

    UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.