Adjunct Faculty Pool - School of Graduate Studies

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

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Job Description:

The School of Graduate Studies is recruiting a pool of applicants for possible adjunct teaching positions. Successful candidates will teach in one or more of the following departments:
  • Art Market Studies (MA)
  • Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing and Management (MPS)
  • Exhibition and Experience Design (MA)
  • Fashion & Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice (MA)
  • Fashion Design (MFA)
  • Global Fashion Management (MPS)
  • Illustration (MFA)

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 and website .


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have earned a terminal graduate degree in their respective area of expertise. Ideally candidates have significant graduate level instructional experience and an extensive background in their field.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time position, adjunct teaching position. As positions become available, a review of applications will commence immediately and continue until each 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 whose qualifications fit our programmatic needs now or for the future.

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.

Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications and will be considered at or above the adjunct instructor level at $77.43/HR.


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.

For a full list of FIT benefits for Part-Time Faculty, visit our benefits webpage .

Pay Equity by State Employers

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Visa Sponsorship

Fashion Institute of Technology is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement/ 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 Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

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

School of Graduate Studies Mission Statement

The School of Graduate Studies at FIT prepares future leaders of the global art, design, fashion, business, and marketing industries. Our programs bring students into networks of collaboration with industry and institutions, facilitating innovation
and experimental research. We link creative practice and business skills to redefine graduate education, embracing work that is practical and scholarly, modes of study that are collegial and independent, and intellectual inquiry that is interdisciplinary and highly specialized. At FIT, graduate study is founded on principles of balance and focused on personal growth, regardless of field.

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.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 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.

Application Instructions:

In order to considered for this position, please submit the following documents online:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript*
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

*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.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually.

Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at: .

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 adjunct faculty opportunities in the School of Graduate Studies.

The Graduate School is a community of industry insiders, passionate students, influential faculty, and mentors. We meet as original thinkers and we expand on the college's mission to produce future leaders in global art, design, fashion, business, and marketing.

Our programs exemplify FIT's culture of collaboration, innovation, and advanced research, and all catalyze creative activity across disciplines. Working with industries worldwide, we promote entrepreneurship and strategic collaborations. Our New York City location offers exceptional opportunities for students to learn from international executives, scholars, and influential thinkers. Graduates join a global network of highly-placed fellow alumni, and in the process valuably expand their personal and professional horizons.

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) offers three Master of Arts (MA) programs, two Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs, and two Master of Professional Studies (MPS) programs. FIT's graduate programs focus on developing critical thinking, effective communication skills, creative business strategies, and technical expertise.


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