Lasell College, founded in 1851, is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian institution of higher education located eight miles from Boston in Newton, Massachusetts. The College offers over 30 baccalaureate programs in, Communication, Environmental Studies, Graphic Design, Fashion, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Education, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Law and Public Affairs, Mathematics, and several areas of Business, Social Science, and the Humanities. Masters degrees are offered in Management, Sport Management, Communication, and Education, each with several concentration and certificate options.
The College has undergone significant growth over the past ten years, including a 60 percent increase in its undergraduate population to over 1600 students. The graduate program began ten years ago and now enrolls 300 students. As a result, the College has focused aggressively on full-time faculty hiring. Future plans include significant expansion of both graduate and undergraduate program degree offerings.
Lasell College emphasizes learning by doing, or what it calls Connected Learning, in all professional and liberal arts programs. Successful applicants will demonstrate passion for a student-centered teaching environment and innovative, project-focused initiatives such as community service-learning. Productivity and currency in an academic discipline as well as commitment to college community involvement are priorities.
The Fashion Department at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts seeks an Assistant Professor of Fashion Communication & Promotion for a FALL 2014 appointment. More senior rank will be considered based on experience and professional credentials.
Combining a strong Liberal Arts core with professional courses, the Fashion majors at Lasell College have produced successful graduates. Our alumnae can be found in many high profile industry careers from designing for Burberry and Lil’ Marc to occupying merchandising executive positions at companies such as Nordstrom and the TJX Corporation to becoming creative and successful entrepreneurs. With the help of faculty, fashion students at Lasell College create, manage and distribute an award winning bi-annual fashion and culture publication and e-zine, POLISHED Magazine (www.polishedfashion.com). In addition, the Fashion Department’s annual fashion shows showcase over 400 student designs drawing a crowd of over 1,500 attendees.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in the applicant’s area of expertise and could include; the use of social media and technology in the field of fashion communication, public relations, fashion magazine publishing, fashion advertising, styling, trend forecasting, or television. Successful candidates will demonstrate an avid interest in utilizing a project-focused approach to teaching. They must also show evidence of excellent teaching and student advocacy as well as professional development and productivity; be able to work collaboratively and productively with faculty, staff, and students; and a commitment to department and college service. Working closely with the department chair, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist in shaping the on-going development of the fashion communication and promotion curriculum.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA preferred. M.A., M.S. with at least 5 years of industry experience. Prior teaching in higher-education preferred.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should send cover letter, philosophy of teaching, curriculum vitae, and names of three (3) references to:
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466