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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Fashion Cultures) (5185)

Manchester Fashion Institute (MFI) has an established reputation within the education sector, we align ourselves with elite fashion schools worldwide. We are uniquely positioned as one the largest specialist fashion providers in UK HE, providing depth and breadth of expertise in our subject. We are a hub, working collaboratively across disciplines and borders, our research and teaching cross science, the arts, business, health, sociology, sport and digital. We continue to build an environment for staff and students where diversity and equality flourish, where innovation is powered by a multitude of perspectives and cultures.  We are looking for a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Fashion Cultures to join our dynamic and growing team. The successful candidate will contribute to the students' educational journey, bringing experience, skills and knowledge to inspire the next generation of fashion talent for an ever-changing industry.


About the role:

As a Fashion Cultures academic, you will be a highly analytical and collaborative individual, able to demonstrate professional teaching experience in related fashion theory with a strong grasp of the historical and contemporary narratives which affect the landscape of fashion. This will be underpinned by sound theoretical knowledge and high-quality academic research or knowledge exchange in the area. You will be a specialist in Critical and Contextual studies with knowledge and understanding of Fashion in its broadest sense, and you will have substantial teaching experience in Higher Education and have a proven track record of delivering high quality student experience, through curriculum delivery, development, and assessment in the field of Fashion Cultures. Expertise for teaching can encompass a wide range of subjects such as Popular Culture, Fashion Theory and Fashion History and you should be confident teaching across fashion business, fashion communication and fashion design programmes at UG and PG level.

Your research or knowledge exchange profile should align with the needs of the curriculum to contribute to the department's research agenda and research-informed teaching. You will be expected to contribute to the research and/or knowledge exchange activities of the department for example by producing high-quality research outputs and developing funding bids. In addition, the post holder will contribute to developing an innovative curriculum in the subject of fashion cultures and demonstrate competency in driving effective approaches to improve graduate outcomes in the fashion sector. 


About you:


The successful applicant will have:

Essential Skills:

  • A good first degree together with a PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent qualifications.
  • An in-depth understanding of Fashion Cultures and Critical and Contextual studies.



  • A PGCE, Certificate of Education, PGCLTHE or membership of the Higher Education Academy (or commitment to obtain within three years of appointment).
  • Membership of relevant Professional bodies, demonstrating professional standing.
  • Successfully publish results of research to the REF, in peer-reviewed journals or monographs, or publish/exhibit professional practice



To apply, please submit your CV and Covering Letter via our application portal. For informal enquiries, please contact Helen McCormick (Reader – Fashion Communications)  on


Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

In recognition of staff contributions to the University's achievements during the 2021/2022 academic year, an additional discretionary payment of 2% per annum will be added to your salary until 31/07/23 in order to ensure consistency amongst existing and incoming staff.  This additional 2% will be paid pro rata in equal monthly instalments, on top of your salary each month until 31/07/23.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Salary:
    Grade 8 (£38,223 to £44,282) / Grade 9 (£45,632 to £52,841)
  • Closing Date:
    31 August 2022
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