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Full-Time Faculty Position in Marketing Communications-Brand Mgmt, School of Business and Technology

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

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Teaching & Education
Full Time

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Job Description:

The School of Business and Technology seeks a full-time faculty member in Marketing Communications. The successful candidate will be a motivated professional with proven credentials to teach courses in the areas of brand management and marketing. The candidate will have a strong background in marketing communications with experience garnered from careers in an advertising agency, media company, and/or specific client brand management work. The candidate should have a master's degree and a minimum of 10 years' experience as a brand manager or account executive serving the fashion and creative industries. The candidate will contribute to and teach in courses such as marketing, advertising and brand management, and will participate in departmental activities. Responsibilities will include administrative activities, serving on the department's curriculum committee, various faculty senate committees, and contributing to the overall growth of the department. Preference to college-level teaching experience, international or global experience in marketing communications will be considered. Superior oral and written communication skills and computer literacy in business and classroom applications required.


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

  • Demonstrate an awareness of global issues and their impact on one's discipline, industry and profession.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of working within different global communities.
  • Possess an appreciation for cultural, economic, social and political diversity since communication has to reach across numerous boundaries to be effective.
  • Continue to grow a culture of innovation through partnerships, advancing FIT's position as a public institution both locally and globally.

Instructional Design
  • Enhance academic rigor and curricular flexibility as disciplines and industry change.
  • Create learning experiences that require collaborative exercises, real-world problem solving and a skills-based approach to learning.
  • Design classroom and other learning activities that foster critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy skills and creativity.
  • Maintain connection(s) to industry that allow(s) integration of professional practice with classroom learning.

Learning Enrichment
  • Embrace new formats (e.g., online teaching, blended classes, experiential learning).
  • Possess the ability to utilize a variety of instructional techniques to improve student learning.
  • Teach students how to synthesize information to develop critical thinking skills.
  • Foster learning that is an inclusive, diverse community centered around supporting the student experience.

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate understanding and mastery of established and emerging industry practices and their importance to FIT students.
  • Model professional behavior that prepares students for entry into a profession.
  • Demonstrate active engagement in the profession through appropriate scholarly and creative expressions.

  • Demonstrate effective use of technology and electronic information to deliver course material and learning experiences to students.
  • Effectively utilize technology and electronic information to enhance one's professional productivity in the fields of communication research, industry collaboration and problem solving.
  • Appropriately utilize technology to communicate with and engage students in learning outside the classroom.
  • Implement innovative technology tools and their applications to industry.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree required in the advertising, marketing, communications or related field.
  • Ten years of related professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • College-level teaching experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with global expertise in the field.


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
  • 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: .

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 Marketing Communications 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 mission of the Marketing Communications Department is to prepare students for success in careers within its related industries. The department consists of two degree programs, Advertising and Marketing Communications and Direct and Interactive Marketing, offering education in digital, public relations, journalism, event marketing and database management. Marketing Communications is one of the fastest growing career paths. The program is committed to preparing students for professional excellence in the field with emphasis on collaboration and professionalism.


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