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Part-Time Faculty Position in Fashion Design - Structural Design

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:

Individuals appointed will teach an advanced "Structural Design" course in the Intimate Apparel Specialization area in the BFA Program. The position requires full knowledge in all aspects of Foundation Garments specific to the Intimate Apparel Industry. Expertise required on all aspects of the range of Underwire Bras, Bustiers, Soft Bras, Panties, etc. Must be proficient in draping, pattern making, construction and fitting techniques of Foundation garments. Knowledge of Intimate Apparel specialized machinery a plus. Instructors are required to assess student performance and submit grades within the academic timetable.


Candidates are required to have an Associate Degree. In addition, the applicant must possess a minimum of six years of working experience as a Designer in Foundation Design with hands on Underwire Bra, Bustier, Panty Design and Development credentials. Basic computer literacy is required. Prior teaching at the college level is preferred.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit a digital application including:

1. Cover letter indicating your qualifications for the position

2. CV/Resume

3. Three industry references, including telephone numbers and emails

Applicants contacted for interviews, will be required to submit their portfolio and examples of their work.

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

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 a adjunct teaching positions in Fashion Design Department- Intimate Apparel.


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.

The Museum at FIT, one of the world’s leading collections of fashion and textiles, houses more than 50,000 garments and accessories and more than 300,000 textiles and swatches.

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