Academic Positions Europe

Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Professor of Fashion Sustainability

Reference: SR-80271637-02

The Manchester Fashion Institute (MFI) is a multi-disciplinary partnership bringing together fashion expertise and talent from across the University, Manchester and the world. We are an international hub that connects education, research and enterprise to inspire the next generation of industry leaders. Home to a community of fashion designers, buyers, merchandisers, managers, researchers, product developers and marketers, our fashion courses cover the breadth of the industry from fashion design, to management, business and product development.

At Manchester Fashion Institute, we promote a culture that empowers both staff and students to create their own opportunities for academic and professional development by taking advantage of our cutting-edge resources and unrivalled connections. We deliver research projects, consultancy and enterprise focusing on innovation, sustainability and impact. Our facilities are industry standard, our academics are internationally connected and our research is pioneering. Inherently proud of our Mancunian roots, we embrace our city, its heritage, culture and achievements.

Our students thrive in a city that does things differently and we create an environment that equips you to rise to the challenge and fulfil your potential. Our courses are for those with the ambition and drive to become leaders in their field, provide solutions for industrys biggest challenges and to shape the future of fashion.


We are seeking a Professor of Fashion Sustainability for the newly established Manchester Fashion Institute.

Developing, leading and publishing world-class research, you will strengthen a team of professors driving fashion forward as a specialism within MMU, whilst developing an external profile for the subject area. It will be your responsibility to lead public engagement with research and play a pivotal role in the strategic development of the Manchester Fashion Institute and the University. To this end, you will lead collaborative research projects, develop and maintain research grants, and provide research opportunities for academic staff, whilst contributing to teaching and providing support to students.

Although this is a full time post, fractional posts will also be considered.

Ideal Candidate

To join us, you will require a PhD or significant experience in research-driven professional practice within the field of Fashion Sustainability. Equally importantly, you will be working within established research groups and will be able to write and exhibit with authority, both nationally and internationally.

To find out more about the faculty, our teaching and research portfolio, our commercial links, the breadth of the job and the rewards on offer, please visit

How to Apply:

If you have any questions about this role please contact Alison Welsh, Head of the Department of Apparel via email:

Applications should be sent via email to 

Applications should include a covering letter and CV, demonstrating how your experience and skill set meet the requirements of the personal specification.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 20th March 2017.

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Application details

Application deadline:

Grade and Salary Band: Competitive

Advert closing date: 20 March 2017

Location/City: Manchester

Contract type: Permanent

Average weekly working hours: 35.00

Applications should be sent via email to

Applications should include a covering letter and CV, demonstrating how your experience and skill set meet the requirements of the personal specification.

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