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Full-Time Faculty Position in Production Management, School of Business and Technology

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Job Description:

The School of Business and Technology seeks a full-time faculty member in Production Management. The successful candidate will be a motivated professional with proven credentials to teach courses in the areas of global production management and supply chain focusing on the apparel and fashion industries. The candidate will have expertise in flexible materials and their applications, cutting room processes, industrial engineering, facilities management, computer-based costing, and technical operation research applications as they relate to global manufacturing, as well as information systems and current production technologies to assist in curriculum development related to new advances and innovations in sewn products and related manufacturing technology.

The candidate will have a working knowledge of PDM or PLM software and must have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel and Access. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of 3D body scanning and 3D printing and prototyping, and have industry appropriate certifications, (e.g., MOS, Six Sigma, etc).

In addition to excellent professional credentials, the candidate should demonstrate experience in teaching and/or corporate training, scholarly research, trade article publications or industry keynotes, and the ability to produce innovative curriculum. Successful candidates will demonstrate a desire to participate in department and college-wide committee work, and most importantly display a passion for the apparel and fashion industry with the ability to convey this excitement to students at the undergraduate level.


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

  • Demonstrate an awareness of global issues and their impact on production management and the fashion industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability through industry experiences to balance theory and the practical application of knowledge in building the requisite skills to be successful in a global environment.
  • Possess a keen sense of professional, ethical and social responsibility and demonstrate ability to recognize and be sensitive to all racial, ethnic, religious and social groups in a multicultural environment.

Instructional Design
  • Implement an academically rigorous experience by incorporating business practices with classroom learning.
  • Create a variety of assessment tools for student work to capture the wide variety of learning styles in the classroom.
  • Incorporate interdisciplinary programs to mirror the ways in which industry works in the global apparel and fashion industries.
  • Maintain strong connections with the beauty industry to allow for the integration of new professional procedures into the curriculum.

Learning Enrichment
  • Embrace new forms of pedagogy (online teaching, remote teaching, blended classes, experiential learning).
  • Capitalize on the utilization of the Production Management facilities, including connecting academic assets to industry opportunities.
  • Identify networking opportunities between industry professionals and the students through field trips, internships, seminars, and industry events.?

  • Demonstrates engagement in the primary teaching disciplines.
  • Maintain active participation and engage in industry-related research projects which can inform and enhance the discipline.
  • Create and maintain a network of alumni and industry experts who can be called upon as resources for course and curriculum development, focus groups, guest speakers, internships and placement opportunities for students.
  • The ability to effectively speak on behalf of the department with industry partners.
  • Participates in global conferences in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

  • Demonstrate ability to apply the latest technologies to enhance learning and teaching including proficiency in PC or MAC-based operating systems, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote, and the Adobe Suite.
  • Incorporate programs provided by the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) in the classroom and in online and blended classes.
  • Attend workshops and seminars, and other educational opportunities offered to/for FIT faculty.
  • Provide students with the knowledge of the latest technologies used by the apparel and fashion industries in global production management.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Candidates must have a Master's degree or be working towards a master's degree in a related field to global production management and supply chain,
  • Seven plus years of significant relevant industry and managerial experience and a demonstrated passion for the professional development and mentorship of students interested in a career in this field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess expertise in the areas of flexible materials and applications.
  • Working knowledge of Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software and 3D modeling concepts.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree and/or expertise in an area related to production management and operations research.
  • Prior college-level teaching experience.
  • Participation in academic and industry research efforts.
  • Global expertise in the field of production management and supply chain.


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:

This faculty position will begin Fall 2023. Review of applications will commence in Fall 2022 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
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • 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: .

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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 Production Management Department of 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 over 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 curriculum 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 the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, whose courses help students to better understand themselves, others, and their place in an increasingly complex world. The Baker School creates 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.

Seven of the ten Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology undergraduate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The degree programs and coursework in Production Management provide a strong foundation in business principles, technological training, and production methods that prepare graduates for global careers in the areas of production control, sourcing, costing, engineering, product development, and quality assurance. Additional strengths from the curriculum include practical in-classroom training with industry specific software, advanced manufacturing engineering concepts, and knowledge of manufacturing equipment.

The curriculum also integrates a deep appreciation of how markets, business environments, advanced business technology, and competition can be managed in a global context.

The Production Management degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


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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