Full-time Faculty Position in Fine Arts, School of Art and Design

Employer
Fashion Institute of Technology
Location
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
27 Mar 2024

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Function
Teaching & Education
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Job Description:

The Fine Arts Department seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member who is a passionate and dedicated painter and educator with recognized professional achievement, an exhibition record, and strong knowledge of teaching painting and drawing at the college level.

The ideal candidate will excel in the instruction of painting and drawing from the foundation to advanced levels of undergraduate study in the BFA program. The candidate's work and teaching experience will demonstrate the ability to leverage a strong foundation in traditional artistic skills and practice as a platform for innovation. The successful candidate will possess the ability to share their extensive knowledge of art history, as well as current practices, approaches, and movements in contemporary art.

The candidate should have a strong interest and motivation in the development and implementation of curriculum. Hybrid forms of creative and interdisciplinary inquiry that will connect to other areas in the Fine Arts Department and the college at large, are welcome. Specialization in a cross-cultural approach to curriculum development is encouraged.

The team-oriented faculty member will serve in an active role in the Fine Arts Department in the areas of curriculum development, facility management, administrative responsibilities, and student mentorship, departmental activities and college-wide service. Candidates interested in departmental leadership roles are welcome.

The ideal candidate should pursue community-building and professional activities such as curation, conferences, symposia, and affiliation with and participation in organizations of the discipline.

Specific competencies sought as related to the position:

Globalism
  • Demonstrate awareness of and respect for racial, ethnic, religious, social, and gender diversity, and incorporate this into the pedagogical experience.
  • Demonstrate experience working with people of racial, ethnic, religious, social, and gender diversity in support of the education of a diverse student population.
  • Demonstrate the ability to share extensive knowledge of art history in both Western and non-Western contexts, and current practices, approaches, and movements in the contemporary art world, demonstrating appreciation for cultural diversity and a positive approach to cultural differences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the global nature of today's fine arts discipline.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of professional, ethical and social responsibility.

Instructional Design
  • Demonstrate the ability to educate students in both figurative and non-objective modalities in an integrated Fine Arts program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach a breadth of 2D processes to all levels of undergraduate students.
  • Implement an academically rigorous experience by incorporating professional and business practices in classroom learning.
  • Develop a variety of assessment methods for student work to capture various learning styles in the classroom.
  • Serve as an active contributor to curricular assessment and development.
  • Maintain strong connections within the discipline to provide currency and to introduce and integrate new methodologies into the curriculum.
  • Utilize the college's learning management system to maintain information required for assessment monitoring.
  • Demonstrate commitment to student-centeredness with active participation in student work reviews, and provide constructive feedback, assessment, and guidance.
  • Incorporate instructional variety to service students of different learning styles, abilities, demographics, and diversity.

Learning Enrichment
  • Demonstrate the ability to inspire interest, curiosity, creativity, and love of learning in students.
  • Utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods including various media sources that to foster critical thinking, design thinking, and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrate currency in the discipline, including new technology and the ability to incorporate changes into a progressive curriculum.
  • Incorporate interdisciplinary approaches to teaching in a fine art learning environment
  • Embrace new forms of pedagogy including online teaching, blended classes, workshops, flipped classrooms and experiential learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to support different student learning styles and abilities.
  • Enrich the learning experience by creating opportunities for students to engage with professional artists, New York metropolitan museums and galleries, and the broader art world.
  • Contribute to ongoing student centeredness through advisement and mentorship of student clubs and activities.
  • Model and guide professional development and facilitate student engagement with the artistic community within and beyond FIT.

Professionalism
  • Demonstrate, as a committed artist, the pursuit of creative work with an active studio practice and exhibition record.
  • Demonstrate a continued engagement in creative and/or scholarly work aligned to the discipline and actively engage in professional, scholarly and academic activities.
  • Maintain active participation and engagement in discipline-related activities that inform and enhance the discipline.
  • Maintain and foster a cultivated network of alumni and experts in the discipline who will serve as a resource for internships, mentors, curriculum development, guest speakers and placement opportunities for graduates.
  • Demonstrate currency and engagement in the teaching discipline.
  • Model professional behavior that prepares students for entry into related fields.
  • Demonstrate the ability to organize and lead departmental initiatives.
  • Demonstrate collaboration and engagement in contributing to and participating in administrative and committee service for the department, the school, and the college.

Technology
  • Utilize course management systems and demonstrate capability and currency in utilizing technology in the classroom/studio and emerging technology for fine arts.
  • Demonstrate expertise and possess discipline-specific technology skills and demonstrate effective utilization of technology and software in fine arts to deliver course material and convey practical learning experiences to students.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with the college's safety officer and the department chair with regard to health and safety protocols and requirements, supporting safe and sustainable practices related to the painting and drawing studios.
  • Demonstrate interest and commitment in areas of emerging technologies in fine arts.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • An MFA or equivalent terminal degree in the field is required.
  • Candidates should be a practicing artist with a minimum of three years of teaching experience in painting and drawing, at both foundation and upper division undergraduate levels.


Additional Information:

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) Salary Schedules 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 info@goer.ny.gov .

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 Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, titleix@fitnyc.edu .

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 occasional 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
  • Unofficial Transcript*
  • A minimum of three professional references, including their names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.
  • Digital portfolio in PDF format (less than 10 MB) with 20 examples of current work.
  • Digital portfolio in PDF format (less than 10 MB) with 20 examples of student work.

*Official transcripts are 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.

Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application materials.

This faculty position will begin Fall 2024. Review of applications will commence in Fall 2023 and continue until the position is filled, or until April 2024.

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 Fine Arts Department of the 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 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 mission of FIT's School of Art and Design is to educate the next generation of creative, socially responsible and globally relevant professionals able to succeed in the broad spectrum of art and design fields. The school challenges students to create new and valuable ideas through innovation, collaboration and experimentation.

The Fine Arts Department provides the technical, experimental, and conceptual foundations of contemporary artistic expression and discourse, to guide aspiring visual practitioners - students passionate about their work and curious about ideas-to become bold innovators and skilled arts professionals, committed and ready to participate in building a meaningful 21st century creative community.

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