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Part-Time Faculty Position in English and Communication Studies

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
31 Dec 2022

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Teaching & Education
Part Time

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Job Description:

The English and Communication Studies Department seeks part-time faculty to teach EN 121: English Composition and/or EN 321: Strategies of Business Communication. EN 121 is the required first-year writing course, in which students learn rhetorical concepts and apply them to produce various genres of writing appropriate to different rhetorical situations. They use revision to develop texts through multiple drafts, edit work to produce polished texts, and reflect upon their writing process. Students practice reading complex texts and using information technologies. EN 321 is an upper-level writing course, in which students analyze and critically evaluate business situations, learning to think strategically about professional issues, to make sound judgments and decisions, and to articulate them efficiently. Students will learn informative and persuasive communication strategies for professional contexts, and will practice writing, oral and visual presentations, and digital communication.


Candidates should demonstrate professional experience and a scholarly record related to Composition and Rhetoric and/or Writing Studies. PhD or ABD in Writing, English, or closely related fields is preferred. Candidates must have at least a Master's Degree, as well as thirty (30) additional and appropriate graduate credits and/or evidence of scholarly achievement, professional activities, and experience teaching similar courses at the college level. Professional activities expected include presentations, publications, workshops, etc., in composition and rhetoric, first-year writing, professional communication, and/or writing pedagogy.

Additional Information:


Start Date: Convocation August 23, 2021 (Fall 2021 semester)

Application Instructions:

The English and Communication Studies Department will contact persons in the pool whose credentials match our programmatic needs.

For consideration, please provide:
  • Cover Letter (PDF format)
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references.
  • University Transcripts will be requested at time of hire.

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at:

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites applications for an adjunct teaching position in the English and Communication Studies Department.


The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for 70 years. Providing a blend of hands-on experience, classroom study, and liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college grants associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

Among our wide variety of Art and Design programs are Accessories Design, Interior Design, and Toy Design; Business and Technology majors range from Fashion Business Management to International Trade and Marketing to Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing. Our outstanding faculty offer students experiences that mirror the marketplace and give them a competitive edge.

Notable alumni designers include Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Francisco Costa, Norma Kamali, Nanette Lepore, Bibhu Mohapatra, and Ralph Rucci. Other prominent graduates include Leslie Blodgett, creator of Bare Minerals; international hotel and restaurant designer Tony Chi; Nina Garcia, creative director, Marie Claire; Edward Menicheschi, chief marketing officer, Condé Nast; and Joe Zee, editor in chief and executive creative officer, Yahoo Style.

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