Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Leather Finishing

Job Type
Full Time Permanent
£34,189 - £48,677 per annum
Waterside Campus
Closing Date
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The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is the world leader in leather education attracting students from all around the world. ICLT is embedded within the newly built University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus situated in the heart of Northampton Town. ICLT is also celebrating new facilities equipped with a tannery, laboratories and lecture rooms. ICLT delivers top class teaching, training, research and consultancy working with the whole of the leather supply chain and related industries on a global level.

Successful applicants should be enthusiastic and be expected to offer significant contributions to all services offered within the ICLT.

Key roles within teaching include the planning, delivery and assessment of teaching and learning to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The post holder will be from a science or technology background and be able  to teach the theory and practical elements of leather finishing, ranging from highly specified automotive leather to creative fashion leathers. The post holder will also have an understanding of the leather manufacturing process, sufficient to engage with students at all academic levels.

Applicants will be expected to make positive contributions to the research programme within the ICLT and is likely to involve collaboration with other subject areas within the University. Current key priorities for ICLT are in the areas of Material Science, Leather and the Environment, Leather for Fashion and Leather Business.

Applicants will have a BSc and PhD (desirable) in a relevant subject.

The role would be ideal for an applicant currently in the science and technology area of leather finishing that is looking to work in a fast moving and innovative academic environment.

Interview Date: 16 July 2019

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model.  We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.


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