Associate Professor / Professor Fashion and Textiles

at University of Technology Sydney

About the Role

The School’s practices are as reflexive as they are creative; its research, experimentation and conceptual development as rigorous as its attention to material, visual and spatial quality; its results thought-provoking, full of impact and highly regarded. Building on its achievements, the School is continuing to collapse the barriers between design and other disciplines to inspire an unprecedented dynamic in design studies, teaching, creative practice and research.

As a leading academic in fashion and textiles you will be key to progressing the undergraduate Fashion and Textiles program. You will foster a research culture in the Fashion and Textile course that results in high quality research outputs and will also develop a strong HDR program including practice-led research projects. Central to this role is leading the exploration, discovery and creation of new and distinct ways of knowing and understanding fashion and textile practices.

About You

As an experienced academic leader you will have strong, well-developed interpersonal, communication and team building skills, as well as a capacity for strategic thinking and decision making. You will also have:

  • Knowledge of the research field of fashion including theoretically informed, practice-based methods and knowledge of approaches to complex ethical and environmental issues within the fashion industry
  • Experience in developing a HDR program within a relevant design field and in HDR supervision with evidence of several successful completions
  • A strong research track record including a record of competitive grants
  • Demonstrated successful teaching and/or management in a Fashion and Textiles program of a Design school.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: Associate Professor (Level D) $152,357 - $167,017 p.a. Professor (Level E) $189,445 p.a.

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

How to Apply

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Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Dr Alexandra Crosby at

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Julie Small at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date: Monday 5th August 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Sydney New South Wales Australia

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