Part-Time Faculty Position in Textile Development and Marketing

Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
07 Jul 2022
Closes
17 Sep 2022
Ref
136782
Level
Manager
Hours
Part Time
Job Description:

Candidates are expected to teach the required 15-week class schedule, pursue involvement in professional organizations and maintain industry relationships. Must have excellent communication skills; a commitment to quality education and student-centeredness; be part of a collaborative team.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in textile technology, textile engineering, textile chemistry, fiber science, textile science or related subjects required. Master's degree and college-level teaching preferred. Minimum of least 7 years professional experience in the textile or related industries. A demonstrated knowledge of fundamentals of textiles; textile product development including woven and knit products development; textile coloration and finishing; textile quality assurance and an aptitude for interdisciplinary projects with the ability to integrate multi-media into the classroom.

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be any combination of the classroom, lab, and/or office space. Certain roles may be required to handle machinery and chemicals. The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Additional Information:

Link to FIT Benefits for Part-Time Faculty

Application Instructions:

Please note that a background check is required for appointment to this position.

Completed applications will include letters of interest, current resume and contact information for three references (including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses).

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually. Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at: www.fitnyc.edu.

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.

The College reserves the right to select one or more candidates after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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 a Part-Time Adjunct Faculty position in the Textile Development and Marketing Department, in the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology.

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 nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are 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 offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The College continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.

The Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology educates students for management and leadership roles within the fashion and related creative industries. Our curricular integrates a deep appreciation of how markets, business environments, advanced business technology and competition can be managed in a global context. The Baker School provides a professional faculty and business climate that enables students to be immediately valuable contributors to their industries.

The Baker School of Business and Technology collaborates with both the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts, whose courses help students to better understand themselves, others, and their place in an increasingly complex world. The Baker School co-operates to design curricular and educational experiences that help hone general skills and behaviors that employers increasingly demand: critical thinking and problem solving skills, a strong sense of professional and ethical responsibility, social skills, the ability to work productively in teams, and good oral and written communications skills.

The vision of the School is to be the most academically recognized school of excellence where students come to learn about the business of the core industries that we serve-the creative, fashion and design industries-and where industry, government and associations see creative alliances for the development of ideas, solution innovation, future thinking, and problem solving.

The mission of the Textile Development and Marketing Department is to prepare students for success in careers within the global textile supply chain and its related industries. The program offers education in the development of fabrics for the fashion apparel, home furnishings and other textile-related industries, with emphasis on global sourcing, fabric research and development, and end-use applications. The program emphasizes the need for students to work both individually and in teams in a mature and collegial manner. Alumni of the Textile Development and Marketing program are technologically competent, flexible, and familiar with all aspects of the fabric development process.

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