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Visiting Professional Lecturer of Digital Fashion

Employer
School of Communications & The Arts at Marist College
Location
Poughkeepsie, New York
Closing date
16 May 2024

Job Details

Position Title:

Visiting Professional Lecturer of Digital Fashion

Department/School:

School of Communication & the Arts

Salary/Pay Rate:

$70,000 - $75,000

Job Summary:

The School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College invites applications for a Visiting full-time Professional Lecturer in Fashion, with a desired knowledge in Digital Fashion software for the AY2024. Primary duties include teaching undergraduate courses from introductory to advanced levels of CAD (Computer Assisted Design), PDM (Product Data Management) and CLO 3D software. Additional desired experience with Excel software will be regarded as a plus.

The Marist Fashion Program is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and preparing students to become responsible leaders in the fashion and related industries by fostering a global perspective through inclusion, innovation, and experiential learning.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Significant professional industry experience in fashion related technical and aesthetic skills, and the ability to effectively teach Adobe Creative Suite applications and Product Data Management.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach four course sections per semester. Course topics may include the following: Digital Fashion Design I and II, Advanced PDM software. Digital Fashion Design I and II provide creative training to students in their use of Adobe Creative Suite products. Advanced PDM Software familiarizes students on the use of Gerber or other current data management software.
  • Mentor senior capstone thesis projects as appropriate.
  • Meet with students outside of class time for additional instruction as appropriate.
  • Mentor student scholarship competition entries as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or terminal degree in Fashion Related Fields.
  • Three or more years of teaching at the collegiate level with evidence of effective teaching.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, Teaching Statement, and sample syllabus that includes evidence of inclusive teaching.

Benefits:

The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
    • Typical eligibility requirements: 1 year of service and 1,000 hours with Marist College.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department/School:

The Fashion Program at Marist successfully prepares its students to enter the world of fashion and pursue careers in merchandising, planning, product development, retailing, operations, fashion promotion, event production, and a gamut of other employment opportunities. Students gain the skills, knowledge and internship experiences within an encouraging academic environment to help them flourish in the fashion industry.

The Fashion Program is housed in the School of Communication and the Arts, which prepares students for careers in communication, media, fashion & art practices, building valuable skills that complement a foundation in a liberal arts education. With nationally ranked programs and Centers of Excellence in Sports Communication and Social Media, we foster an inclusive and engaged community of industry experts and research faculty dedicated to student success. We aim to inspire students to become empathetic and ethically responsible professionals with an understanding of the values of community engagement, sustainability, and social responsibility. Marist’s location in the Hudson Valley offers a traditional college experience that is only a train ride away from the rich cultural and professional opportunities New York City has to offer, while our global campus in Florence, Italy gives students the opportunity to expand their world.

We have innovative, undergraduate academic programs in Art and Digital Media, Communication, Fashion, Film and Television, Games and Emerging Media, and Music as well as graduate programs and dual degree programs in Integrated Marketing Communication (online), and Museum Studies (Florence).

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #1 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about

Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

Quicklink to apply:https://careers.marist.edu/cw/en-us/job/493605?lApplicationSubSourceID=

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