The English and Communication Studies Department seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member with an interdisciplinary background in developmental English and English as an additional language to oversee the College English preparatory courses and curricula.
The candidate should demonstrate research and teaching experience in related fields, which may include rhetoric, language acquisition, or linguistics. The candidate should have experience in developing the developmental and ELL writing program/courses according to the diverse needs of students.
Additionally, the candidate should have experience and demonstrate an ability to supervise adjunct faculty and coordinate teaching programs in accordance with established seniority requirements.
The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda in their field of expertise and exhibit a record of academic research and publication, professional activities, successful college-level teaching, and familiarity with both online and hybrid learning environments.
The candidate will be expected to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students in an institution with strong emphasis on globalization and experiential learning. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly desirable.
Successful candidates will excel in the following competencies: Globalism
- Possess expertise in guiding students to discover how rhetorical theory and related writing pedagogy can challenge or solidify accepted norms and values and uncover insights into cultural evolution and revolution.
- Demonstrate a history of scholarship and progressive pedagogy that examines human experience through key works of writing from diverse historical, racial, ethnic, religious, aesthetic, economic, social and cultural perspectives; while also encouraging students to challenge essentializing tendencies and debates that might circulate and solidify around the reception of these works.
- Demonstrate ability to create a dynamic classroom where students can effectively communicate across cultural and linguistic boundaries and balance differing worldviews based upon a deep knowledge and awareness of other people, countries, cultures, and beliefs through the careful study of rhetoric and writing.
- Demonstrate ability to adapt course materials to adjust to new innovations within and outside of the discipline.
- Possess experience utilizing a variety of instructional delivery methods and emerging technologies to encourage and enhance student learning.
- Possess a willingness to embrace innovative pedagogical, collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches, where appropriate.
- Demonstrate instructional variety and flexibility to accommodate students with different learning styles, experiences, and abilities.
- Demonstrate experience in creating engaging curriculum and classroom environments that will reinforce and further develop advanced skills in critical reading, thinking, presenting, writing, and communication skills.
- Possess a passion for expanding students' horizons, curiosities and imagination through rhetoric and wide-ranging curricular innovations that focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Demonstrate the vision to deliver and advance the mission of the English and Communication Studies Department and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences to develop reflective, critical and engaged citizens of the world.
- Demonstrate interest in developing a wide-ranging curriculum that leverages areas of expertise while contributing to the English and Communication Studies Department's vision.
- Possess experience encouraging student interaction, collaboration, teamwork and cooperation in the learning process.
- Maintain active participation in professional practices and scholarship, and a willingness to mentor faculty both within the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and across the College.
- Demonstrate expertise in current critical, theoretical, and pedagogical trends and practices in the field.
- Demonstrate ability to represent FIT with innovative scholarship presented at local, regional, national, and international professional organizations and through peer reviewed publications.
- Demonstrate ability to support FIT's goals and mission of promoting issues of sustainability, pluralism, and diversity through rhetorical study.
- Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with colleagues to increase the visibility and profile of writing and rhetorical scholarship at FIT.
- Maintain positive, helpful, supportive, respectful, collegial, and teamwork-oriented relationships with other professionals.
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
- Demonstrate ability to utilize innovative instructional technology and to incorporate the most appropriate technologies to enhance student-learning outcomes.
- Demonstrate expertise in using social and emerging media to create engaging and evolving methods of instruction and student-centered interaction.
- Candidate must possess a PhD or EdD in Developmental English, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field.
- ABDs will be considered with the understanding that successful defense of the dissertation/thesis is required prior to the start of employment.
- Candidate should have experience teaching diverse student populations with varying levels of language knowledge and skills.
- Administrative work experience, with a focus in Developmental English and/or English as an additional language.
- Experience working in an interdisciplinary and diverse environment.
Please note, all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the background check process. Salary
The final starting salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience; Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) pg. 72
Instructor: $59,673- $69,524
Assistant Professor: $69,475- $102,388
Associate Professor: $81,317- $122,427
Professor: $99,159- $149,217
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. Benefits
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) provides comprehensive employee benefit programs designed to help keep our faculty and staff and their families healthy, safe, happy, and productive. Our programs also include a variety of components to help our employees improve the quality and balance of their work and family lives, and to help them prepare for their futures.
- Retirement Plans
- Health Care Plan and Dental Plan
- Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible Spending Account
- Commuter Benefit Plan
- FIT Tuition Exemption Program
For a full list of FIT benefits, visit our benefits webpage . Pay Equity by State Employers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visa Sponsorship
This position is eligible for visa sponsorship by the Fashion Institute of Technology. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) 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, email@example.com . Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 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. Application Instructions:
In order to considered for this position, please submit the following documents online:
- Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy Statement
- Research Philosophy Statement
- Unofficial Transcript*
- A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.
*Official transcripts will be required within the first 30 days of hire. Applicants with foreign degrees must submit a completed credential evaluation comparing their foreign academic accomplishments to standards in the U.S.
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This faculty position will begin Fall 2024. Review of applications will commence in October 2023 and continue until the position is filled, or until April 2024. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 1, 2023. The salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.
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.
Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at: www.fitnyc.edu .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 English and Communication Studies Departments of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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 School of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the foundation for an FIT degree, committed to providing a broad-based general education for FIT students, integrating traditional academic study with career preparation. Home to six academic departments, 17 minors, and two interdisciplinary majors, our faculty prepare students to become reflective, critical, and engaged citizens of the world. Committed to scholarship, academic service and student-centered instruction, faculty members foster an understanding of diverse cultures and international perspectives as well as an appreciation for the richness and changing composition of American culture.
The English and Communication Studies Department prepares students to be reflective, creative, critical, and engaged citizens of the world through the study of literature, writing, and communication. Our wide-ranging curriculum provides students with the tools to navigate their environment, to stimulate the imagination, and to communicate across boundaries and borders as they begin to enter the global marketplace.