Adjunct Faculty Pool- UX, UI and Motion Designers, Illustration and Interactive Media

Employer
Fashion Institute of Technology
Location
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
1 Apr 2024

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Function
Teaching & Education
Level
Manager
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

Job Description:

The Illustration and Interactive Media department is recruiting a pool of applicants for possible adjunct teaching positions. Successful candidates will be industry-leading digital designers, with award-winning design sensibility and outstanding conceptual ability in pairing design and digital technology. We are looking for experts in the following areas: web design, user experience design (UX), user interface design (UI), motion graphics, 3D modeling, augmented reality (AI), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR).

Adjunct instructors deliver relevant course material, assess student performance, provide guidance and assistance to students both in and out of the classroom, and submit grades in a timely manner. Course descriptions are available in the online catalog .

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in digital design.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of current, high level industry experience.
  • An online portfolio showcasing recent professional projects for national or international clients.
  • An advanced understanding of current interactive and multimedia design concepts, principles, and workflow.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in teaching college-level course highly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Award-winning design sensibility
  • Ability to teach technical courses as well as design studios
  • Expertise in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign
  • Expertise in UX/UI design tools such as Figma and Protopie
  • Expertise in responsive web design and developing design systems
  • Expertise in front-end development
  • Expertise in After Effects and/or Premiere
  • Expertise in audio/sound design
  • Expertise in 3D modeling software such as Blender and Fusion 360
  • Expertise in open-source electronic prototyping platform such as arduino
  • Expertise in augmented reality (AI), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) technologies.
  • Expertise in social media campaign and promotion

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND WORKING REQUIREMENTS:

This position will be required to continuously 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. Successful candidates will teach classes in Creative Technology & Design subject area as well as in the Animation, Interactive Media and Game Design BFA. 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:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses
  • Digital portfolio in PDF format (less than 20 MB) showcasing recent professional projects for national or international clients or a URL to a professional portfolio website.

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.

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at: http://www.fitnyc.edu .

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

EEO/ Affirmative Action Statement

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, titleix@fitnyc.edu.

The Fashion Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within the community.

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 applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position in the Illustration and Interactive Media Department, School of Art and Design.

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 School of Art and Design offers 17-degree programs and is home to fashion majors, a breadth of visual communication majors and fields as unique as toy design and visual presentation and exhibition design.

Art and Design faculty are industry professionals and foster meaningful curriculum that seeks to maximize the creative and technical potential in each student. Each major in the School of Art and Design is committed to stimulating analytical and independent thinking and faculty are committed to enriching student knowledge of global influences. Faculty members prepare students for entry and advancement in art and design careers and provide a collaborative environment that offers a rich and diverse array of interdisciplinary art and design-related projects and competitions.

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.

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