The Fashion Business Management department is recruiting a pool of applicants for possible adjunct teaching positions. Adjunct instructors are expected to teach the required 15 week class schedule, pursue involvement in professional organizations and maintain industry relationships. Candidates must have excellent communication skills; a commitment to quality education and student-centeredness; be part of a collaborative team; be informed of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion which aligns with the FIT mission and standard practices. The ideal candidate will be a creative and business driven professional with fashion and technological experience in merchandising, buying, planning, product development, retail management, retail math and strategic planning. Candidate must demonstrate leadership skills.
Course descriptions are available in the online catalog .Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree required.
- A minimum of seven (7) years as an executive in the fashion industry.
- MBA or Master's degree in a related field or fashion industry preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- A demonstrated knowledge of current and forward fashion business practices including buying, planning, digital marketing, multi-channeling retailing, product development, and analytics in various fashion and related categories.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills which include a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Knowledge of industry specific technology skills relating to software programs including but not limited to Adobe CC, PLM, Data and Predictive Analytics.
- The ability to create team projects to develop students' interpersonal skills related to the resolution of challenges presented in the fashion business.
MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND WORKING REQUIREMENTS:
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 is a part-time position, adjunct teaching position beginning in Fall 2023. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. The department will keep this posting open to create a pool of candidates for potential future adjunct assignments. The department will contact applicants who qualifications fit our programmatic needs.
The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and conditions of employment. The hourly rate and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.
Starting Rate: $77.43 per hour with step increments per Salary Schedule 97, after one year of service and annually thereafter.
( See Successor Agreement, page 14 )
Link to FIT Benefits for Part-Time Faculty Application Instructions:
In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:
- Cover letter
- Unofficial Transcript
- A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses
Returning Applicants- Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.
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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 applications for adjunct faculty opportunities in the Fashion Business Management Department, within the 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.
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).
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.