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Full-Time Faculty Position in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, School of Graduate Studies

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

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Job Description:

The School of Graduate Studies seeks a full-time faculty member in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management with demonstrated creative and business skills in the
beauty industry across a broad range of interdisciplinary business management fields, and a strong focus in marketing and/or leadership.

The new faculty member will serve an essential role in the expansion and implementation of new graduate curricular offerings in the degree curriculum and executive education formats and benchmarking those offerings against industry and academic best practices and will identify opportunities for research projects with industry. Preference will be given to candidates with global expertise, mentorship to emerging mid-career to executive-level talent, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the beauty industry.

The new faculty member's responsibilities will include teaching, curriculum development, recruitment, and cultivation of industry and alumni partnerships. The successful candidate will participate in department and college-wide work and shared governance. The candidate will have teaching and/or corporate training experience, a record of scholarly or industry
research and contributions to the field that include some or all of the following: publications, presentations, lectures, and involvement in professional activities. The candidate will
demonstrate the ability to mentor student/faculty research projects and publication-level classroom deliverables.


Specific Competencies:
Successful candidates will excel in the following competencies:

  • Demonstrate a record of global awareness, working knowledge and understanding of the beauty industry.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of professional, ethical and social responsibility and be cognizant of a diverse and multicultural environment.
  • Embrace the concept of social impact and sustainability as part of the learning process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the unique global aspects of beauty marketing and product development across geographic boundaries.

Instructional Design
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement an academically rigorous experience with the incorporation of business practices with pedagogy.
  • Articulate a pedagogical philosophy in alignment with the department and beauty industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a variety of assessment tools for student work to capture the wide range of learning styles in the classroom.
  • Demonstrate the ability to incorporate interdisciplinary programs to reflect the ways in which the industry works in the cosmetics and fragrance business.
  • Cultivate and maintain connections with the beauty industry to allow for the integration of new professional practices into the curriculum.

Learning Enrichment
  • Demonstrate the willingness to embrace new forms of pedagogy including online teaching, blended classes, and experiential learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to foster and cultivate writing, research and critical thinking skills in the classroom.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of team building skills, and the role of creativity and innovation in strategic business planning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide platforms for the development of student presentation capabilities.
  • Demonstrate a passion for the cosmetics and fragrance industry with the ability to convey this excitement to students.

  • Maintain active participation and engage in industry-related research projects which can inform and enhance the discipline.
  • Participate in global conferences for the cosmetics and fragrance industries.
  • Leverage and maintain a professional network of alumni and industry experts who will serve as a resource for internships, mentors, curriculum development, guest speakers and placement opportunities for graduates.
  • Demonstrate currency and engagement in the primary teaching disciplines and industry trends.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of recent technologies to enhance learning and teaching environment.
  • Incorporate programs supported by the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) platform in the classroom and online learning.
  • Leverage professional development and educational opportunities offered to/for FIT faculty, and through industry.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Candidates must have a graduate degree (MBA, MPS, MPA, MSc, MPhil, MEd, JD, PhD, ScD, DPhil, EdD or equivalent) and relevant beauty industry experience and a demonstrated record in teaching and/or relevant corporate learning and development/training experience. It is essential that the candidate have the ability to teach a range of courses/disciplines in the MPS program.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a record of demonstrated success in beauty industry training, curriculum development and presentations and/or college-level teaching


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. 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:

This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2023. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please note a background check is required for appointment to this position.

Link to FIT Benefits for Full-Time Faculty

Collective Bargaining Salary Schedules (page 72) ; Successor Agreement (page 6)
Hiring Salary: $69,475 per year; per CBA, the salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please provide:
  • Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position
  • Professional resum/Curriculum Vitae
  • A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.

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: .

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

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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, .

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 full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Department, School of Graduate Studies.

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.

A vital and growing part of FIT's rich educational mix, the School of Graduate Studies provides advanced professional education in seven disciplines closely tied to the college's mission, promotion in the post-baccalaureate study of business, art, fashion and design. The School is dedicated to advancing research in the creative industries and fostering collaboration and a dialogue that links faculty and students to outstanding professionals and practitioners.

The Masters of Professional Studies in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management program provides advanced education for emerging executives and is a think tank of
innovative leadership for the industry it serves. The program develops holistic leaders, with dual competency in creative and analytical business skills, through both academic and
experiential learning. Students obtain a global perspective of business through field studies in multiple overseas markets and develop agility with leadership skills through an Executive
Mentor program that is part of the graduate curriculum. The curriculum facilitates the development of empathic leaders with the objective of shepherding brands that are global corporate citizens and must delight and inspire the end consumer.


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