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 Culture & Identity 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 culture, race, abilities, age and gender identities, with an understanding about how the real and the digital positions of these areas have influence and intertwine in our near and far futures, from which they will be prepared to draw for the benefit of the college, with an intersectional approach in their thinking across research and teaching.
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.