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Part-Time Faculty Position in Communication Design - Digital Designers

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 ideal candidate will be an industry leading digital designer, with award-winning design sensibility and outstanding conceptual ability in pairing design and digital technology.
  • Applicants for digital design generalist must have expert understanding of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign.
  • Applicants for the web design position must have exceptional expertise and mastery in web design technologies, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Wordpress CMS, and jQuery.
  • Applicants for the motion graphics position must have extensive experience in applications such as After Effects and/or Premiere.

The candidates will exhibit continuous ability to learn, evolve, and adapt to cutting edge technology trends in the professional practices and be able to successfully adapt such knowledge to develop courses and curricula.


Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's degree in advertising design, graphic design, digital design or related fields.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of current, high-level industry experience.
  • Experience in teaching college-level course highly preferred.
  • Ability to teach technical computer courses as well as design studios.
  • Professional Competency:
  • Award-winning design sensibility in motion graphics
  • Advance understanding of current multimedia design concepts and workflow
  • Exceptional expertise and mastery in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign
  • Exceptional expertise and mastery in AHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery
  • Exceptional expertise and mastery in After Effects and/or Premiere
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional experience with multimedia design
  • Active participation in the advertising and/or graphic design industry with a willingness to share industry contacts and opportunities to help achieve department and College initiatives

Application Instructions:

Letter of Interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position
  • CV/Resume with a minimum of three professional references with phone and email contact information
  • URL to a professional portfolio website

Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application material.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

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, national origin, gender, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, 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.

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for Adjunct-Digital Designer Faculty positions in the Communication Design 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.

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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