The Textile/Surface Design department is recruiting a pool of applicants for evening adjunct teaching positions in Textile Design, Embroidery (TD 103). Candidates have expertise in hand embroidery and related forms of stitching, including beading, applique, and smocking. Candidates have knowledge of the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts, and contemporary practices relevant to hand embroidery. Ideal candidates have experience designing embroidery for the fashion or home industry, or have a robust fiber arts practice using
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:
- Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and six (6) years of industry experience in the textile industry or fiber arts.
- Expertise in hand embroidery and related forms of stitching, including beading, applique, and smocking.
- Ability to communicate the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts and contemporary practices relevant to embroidery through lecture and visual presentations.
- Experience at the senior level such as senior designs or design director.
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. 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
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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 a part-time adjunct faculty position in the Textile/Surface Design 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.
The Textile/Surface Design Department prepares students for professional excellence in the textile design industry through a rigorous design-based AAS and BFA curriculum. Course work blends conceptual and technological skills, integrates traditional drawing and painting techniques with digital design, weaving, and screen printing. Faculty members draw on industry background and connections to provide students with knowledge and experiences to successfully enter the textile industry upon graduation.
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.