Instructor, Fashion Design and Merchandising - Chino Campus

Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Instructor, Fashion Design and Merchandising - Chino Campus
One-Year Temporary
Application deadline: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM


This is a full-time, one-year temporary Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising instructor position at the Chino Campus. Under the direction of the Dean, the assignment for the full-service week will be to teach any and all Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising courses offered by the department including (but not limited to) History of Fashion, Beginning Clothing Construction, Design Fundamentals for Fashion and Interiors, Pattern Drafting I, Fashion Illustration, Computer-Aided Design, Industrial Sewing, Apparel Production, Advanced Patternmaking, Computer-Aided Patternmaking, Design Collection, Introduction to the Fashion Industry, Retail Merchandising and Management, Visual Merchandising, Textiles, and to participate in any other professional responsibilities as identified under 18.2.3 of the faculty agreement.

This position requires a dynamic individual to assume a leadership role for this department. The successful candidate will be expected to assist the Dean and Coordinator, and work with college and community leaders to promote the program. This position offers a great opportunity for the successful candidate to take the existing program and create an updated and diversified curriculum.

This position requires an integration of industry experience with classroom teaching experience to meet the needs of a diverse student population seeking entry-level employment upon completion of degree and certificate programs in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising. The student population consists of a diverse population of traditional students, re-entry, mid-career changing students, and international students with varying needs in instruction and mentoring.

This position calls for a willingness to develop on-going relationships with local industry leaders to better facilitate curriculum development, community contacts, and student work experience/internship opportunities. This position calls for flexibility in scheduling and a willingness to participate in the academic community as a full-valued member, serving on committees, advisory panels, and providing guidance to the student population of the department. The position calls for the skills and abilities needed to actively recruit outstanding students. The successful candidate must be prepared to serve students and all other groups within the college community by supporting the program and the community college mission.

This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:
• Teach assigned courses in a manner consistent with the department's standards and with the contents cited in the approved course outlines of record (COR's);
• Participate in course and curriculum design, development, and evaluation; student advisement; program review; and district/college/school committees, as required, to maintain and improve the instructional program;
• Provide a safe and positive classroom environment conducive to effective learning;
• Participate in staff and college meetings and contribute through appropriate committee assignments and activities;
• Remain current in the subject matter areas and in techniques of effective instruction;
• Develop and maintain industry partnerships to support department goals;
• Maintain professional and ethical standards;
• Perform other duties necessary for the benefit of the students, the college, the community, and the profession;
• Day and evening assignments at the Chino campus or any of the Chaffey College Campuses may be required as part of the regular contract.

A Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of professional experience; OR
An Associate degree AND six (6) years of professional experience; OR
Possession of a valid Lifetime California Community College credential authorizing service as an instructor in fashion merchandising; OR
The equivalent; AND
Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:
• Master's degree in Fashion Design, Apparel, and/or Fashion Merchandising.
• Expertise with the student populations included in the Chaffey College Equity Plan.
• Recent experience teaching courses in non-traditional formats such as online, hybrid, fast-track, accelerated, etc.
• Evidence of prior successful community college teaching experience.
• Current professional experience in the field of Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising within the last 3 years.
• Work experience in private label, product development and merchandising.
• Work experience in apparel, construction and manufacturing procedures.
• Experience in the use of technology and software in the teaching and learning process, and development and implementation of online classes.
• Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills.

Based upon the minimum and/or desirable qualifications stated in this position announcement, the initial salary placement range is $57,139 (minimum qualifications) to $89,191 (doctorate) (Fall 2017 salary schedule). Placement is based on the regular full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon verification of relevant experience and coursework from a regional or nationally accredited institution of higher learning.

Health care, dental program, and vision services for employees and eligible dependents; employee life insurance; sick leave; and retirement coverage through the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

Chaffey College recently implemented an online electronic application system. Our new application can be accessed at The application package must include an online district employment application, filled out in detail and clearly reflect that you meet the minimum qualifications as set forth in the position announcement. In addition, the following documents must be uploaded and included with your online application submission:

Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are indicated below. If you upload documents that are not required, your application may be disqualified.

• Cover Letter
(State briefly how you meet the qualifications)
Professional Reference List (Include names, current addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
Copy of Transcripts (Transcripts must indicate degree earned/conferred - photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Transcripts of all degrees applicable to meeting the minimum qualifications for this position must be included. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required upon hire.)

Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service. Educational requirements must be met on or before the closing date.

Completed application and related materials must be submitted no later than the application deadline indicated at the top of this announcement. Failure to submit all required application materials may result in the applicant not being considered for the position.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant's responsibility. The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Applicants should promptly notify the Office of Human Resources of any change of address and/or phone number. All application materials are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

The Selection Process
A screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the announcement and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually held on the Chaffey College campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee. Additional interviews may be required. Reasonable accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Should you feel you have any need for accommodation due to a disability, please indicate this request on your application or contact the Office of Human Resources. Travel costs related to an interview will be borne by the applicant.

About the College

The College

Established in 1883, Chaffey College is one of California's first colleges. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Chaffey's Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Chino campus locations serve students from throughout the Inland Empire. A fully accredited two-year institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Chaffey College offers associate degrees and vocational and transfer programs in a wide variety of subjects. Most recently named one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute; Chaffey College remains committed to its mission of improving the lives of its students, faculty, and staff through education.

Serving throughout the diverse Inland Empire, Chaffey College provides services to the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, reaching a population of more than 830,000. The District also recruits from some of the area's top high schools, accepting students from four surrounding districts; Chaffey Joint Union High School, Chino Unified School District, Fontana Unified School District, and the Upland Unified School District.

Whether the goal is to transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce better prepared, Chaffey College provides its students with the opportunity to take a variety of applicable courses. From taking lower division and general education classes to learning career-technical skills, the college provides its students with the tools needed to succeed during their time at Chaffey and beyond.

Chaffey Community College District is committed to equal employment opportunity.



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