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

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
25 May 2023

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Job Description:

The School of Business and Technology seeks a full-time faculty member in Entrepreneurship. The successful candidate will be a creative and business-driven professional with primary responsibility for teaching, research, expanding on, and producing a curriculum for infusing entrepreneurship across the college, and building strategic alliances with industry and other academic institutions. The candidate will be an integral part of implementing the strategic goals for the program, will participate in administrative activities as necessary, college-wide committee work, and will demonstrate mastery of direct and related concepts and their practical applications. They will also be a key player in all accreditation work for the program. The successful candidate will embrace academic scholarship and maintain national and international expertise in the entrepreneurship field. Responsibilities will include advising students interested in the discipline and identifying key networking opportunities between industry professionals and the students through mentoring, internships, seminars, and industry functions. The candidate will be a key and integral part of expanding and implementing the continued integration of curricular and other offerings for the Entrepreneurship department (including the major, creative entrepreneurship minor, business enterprise area, new initiatives, and accreditation activities).

The preferred candidate will have a strong background and teaching experience in Web3 and emerging technologies impacting the creative industries. Successful candidates will demonstrate a desire and passion for entrepreneurship with the ability to convey this excitement to students at the undergraduate level.


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

  • Demonstrates an awareness of the global issues, understanding and their impact on the entrepreneurial ecosystem and field.
  • Shows global industry experience with entrepreneurship and the start-up industries.
  • The ability to share knowledge about current global industry practices and future projects related to entrepreneurship.
  • Shows appreciation for cultural diversity and has a strong positive approach to cultural differences.
  • Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to all racial, ethnic, religious, and social groups, and incorporates this understanding into teaching and learning experiences.

Instructional Design
  • Implements an academically rigorous experience by incorporating business practices with classroom learning.
  • Integrates the curricular and other offerings for the entrepreneurship department (including the major, creative entrepreneurship minor, business enterprise area, new initiatives [including Web3 and emerging technologies for the creative industries are highly desirable], and accreditation activities).
  • Must have the ability to learn and teach new entrepreneurial concepts and be versed with emerging business models for the creative industries.
  • Creates and maintains information and systems necessary for the accreditation process.
  • Creates a variety of assessment tools for student work to capture the wide variety of learning styles in the classroom.
  • Creates and maintains the systems and information necessary to monitor assessment data and report to necessary stakeholders.
  • Designs and delivers coursework that links learning objectives across disciplines and reflects how work is done.
  • Balances both theory and practical application of knowledge, including building the skills that are necessary to be successful in the entrepreneurial community.
  • Creates experiences that require collaborative exercises, real-world problem solving, and a skills-based approach to learning.
  • Uses instructional variety to accommodate students of different learning styles, abilities, demographics, and/or diversity.

Learning Enrichment
  • Demonstrates the ability to inspire interest, curiosity, creativity, and love of learning in students.
  • The use of a variety of instructional delivery methods that foster critical thinking, design thinking, and creative problem-solving.
  • The capacity to incorporate interdisciplinary learning into the entrepreneurship curriculum.
  • The vision to advance the department's current and future programs.
  • Demonstrates responsiveness to the industry's changes and practices including technology, with the ability to incorporate those changes into a progressive curriculum.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of team-building skills.
  • Embraces new forms of pedagogy including online teaching, blended classes, workshops, flipped classrooms, and experiential learning.
  • Enables an environment that nurtures innovation from idea to business creation, product development, and commercialization.
  • Demonstrates the ability to support different student learning styles and abilities.

  • Creates and maintains a network of alumni and industry experts who can be called upon for course, curriculum, and new program development, focus groups, guest speakers, judges, internships, and placement opportunities for students.
  • Highly active participant in the entrepreneurship, start-up, investing, creative, and design communities with a demonstrated knowledge of the ecosystem.
  • Active engagement in professional, scholarly, and academic activities.
  • Demonstrated industry contacts and opportunities to help achieve the department and college initiatives.
  • The ability to effectively speak on behalf of the department with industry partners.
  • Participates in global conferences in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Demonstrates engagement in the primary teaching disciplines.

  • Experience and demonstrated interests in areas of emerging technologies and business models for the creative industries. Knowledge of Web3, blockchain, and other emerging technologies is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrates effective use of technology and electronic information to superbly deliver course material and learning experience to students.
  • Demonstrates and utilizes Microsoft Office Suite and/or other office products in the areas of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Possesses industry-specific technology skills related to software programs. advanced presentation, customer discovery, and analytical software are a plus.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate through technology and can utilize college course management systems
  • Commitment to updating technology skills and knowledge.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in entrepreneurship and/or a related field.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in entrepreneurship and/or related industries such as start-ups, venture capital, or related fields.
  • Experience in business models for the creative industries.
  • Knowledge in the areas of emerging and leading-edge technologies.
  • Extensive experience in the start-up industries, venture capital, and related fields.
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • ?Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated capability to participate in administrative activities, curricula development, and mentoring students, including nurturing innovation from idea to business creation, product development, and commercialization.
  • Experience in emerging technologies (including Web3 and blockchain) and new business models for the creative industries.
  • A level of activity in scholarly research and endeavors relating to entrepreneurship.


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 in Fall 2023. A review of applications will commence in August 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
  • Professional Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.
  • A list of academic activities beyond the classroom instruction (as applicable it should include: course outlines, developed curriculum, co-curricular activities, participation in accreditation processes, etc.).

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 Entrepreneurship 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 Entrepreneurship Department is housed within the Baker School of Business and Technology and oversees a Bachelor of Science degree Program in Entrepreneurship, a minor in Creative Entrepreneurship, as well as business enterprise coursework. Its curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire and develop the tools, skills, and entrepreneurial mindset for organizing and launching successful new ventures and innovating creative solutions for existing businesses. Students are prepared to lead the industry by creating sustainable economic and social value. Students acquire a "can-do" mindset that enables them to create disruptive solutions to the challenges facing the creative industries. Centered on creativity and innovation, the Entrepreneurship Department's coursework bridges the fast-growing Fashion Tech start-up community to more mature and well-established industries. The program provides a unique opportunity to students in business, fashion, creative, or design to transform their creative and innovative ideas into profitable business ventures; it also prepares them to assume employment opportunities in existing corporations in innovation and with an entrepreneurial mindset and culture. The program emphasizes relationships and networking; developing the foundational skills to start, sustaining a business, and providing a framework to enable students to translate innovative ideas into a business for today's industries. Strong teamwork and collaborative abilities, cultural awareness, and the communication and technology skills necessary for today's global business environment are also emphasized.


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