FIT - Full-time Faculty Position in Advertising and Marketing Communications

Location
New York City, New York
Posted
Aug 30, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 Advertising and Marketing Communications Department of the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology.

Job Description:

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.

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 nearly 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 Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology educates students for management and leadership roles within the fashion and related creative industries. Our curricular integrates a deep appreciation of how markets, business environments, advanced business technology and competition can be managed in a global context. The Baker School provides a professional faculty and business climate that enables students to be immediately valuable contributors to their industries.

The Baker School of Business and Technology collaborates with both the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts, whose courses help students to better understand themselves, others, and their place in an increasingly complex world. The Baker School co-operates to design curricular and educational experiences that help hone general skills and behaviors that employers increasingly demand: critical thinking and problem solving skills, a strong sense of professional and ethical responsibility, social skills, the ability to work productively in teams, and good oral and written communications skills.

The vision of the School is to be the most academically recognized school of excellence where students come to learn about the business of the core industries that we serve?the creative, fashion and design industries-and where industry, government and associations see creative alliances for the development of ideas, solution innovation, future thinking, and problem solving.

The mission of the Advertising and Marketing Communications program is to prepare students for success in careers within the marketing communications field and its related industries. The program offers education in the development of communication solutions addressing marketing problems. The program includes introduction and advanced learning in the following marketing communication disciplines: advertising, public relations, sales promotion, social media and direct marketing. The thrust of the curriculum is that of integrated marketing communication, having all elements integrate to create more impactful and consistent message. The program emphasizes the need for students to work both individually and in teams in a mature and collegial manner. Alumni of the Advertising and Marketing Communications program enter a number of different fields validating the integrated aspects of the curriculum.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated professional with proven credentials in Marketing Research. In addition to having professional ability, the candidate must demonstrate experience in teaching, training, or instruction; display a passion for the field; and possess a desire to convey this excitement to students. The successful candidate will teach a full range of classes.

The ideal candidate should have international experience and be able to relate that experience in a meaningful way to the students. The candidate should have an appreciation for cultural, economic, social and political diversity since communication has to reach across numerous boundaries to be effective. The candidate should be highly organized with teaching/training preferred. By the nature of his/her industry position, critical thinking skills should be highly developed with the candidate having the ability to enhance this skill in students. The candidate should have high-level industry connections, which will bring the industry to the classroom through industry speakers, student networking and industry-based assignments. The candidate should have superior Microsoft Office tools and how these skills can be used as business and teaching tools.

The candidate must demonstrate ability and experience in teaching, training, or instruction along with the desire to inspire and mentor students. The successful candidate will teach specialty classes in the major, and will teach Advertising and Marketing Communications courses to the other majors serviced by the Department. The new faculty member will be an integral part of implementing strategic goals for the Department's program, and will participate in administrative activities as necessary.

Specific competencies sought as related to the position:
 

Globalism

  • Demonstrate an awareness of global issues and their impact on one's discipline, industry and profession.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of working within different global communities.
  • Possess an appreciation for cultural, economic, social and political diversity since communication has to reach across numerous boundaries to be effective.

Instructional Design

  • Implement an academically rigorous and interesting experience integrating professional practice with classroom learning.
  • Create learning experiences that require collaborative exercises, real-world problem solving and a skills-based approach to learning.
  • Design classroom and other learning activities that foster critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy skills and creativity.
  • Maintain connection(s) to industry that allow(s) integration of professional practice with classroom learning.

Learning Enrichment

  • Embrace new forms of pedagogy (online teaching, blended classes, experiential learning).
  • Possess the ability to utilize a variety of instructional techniques to improve student learning.
  • Teach students how to synthesize information to develop critical thinking skills
  • Develop expertise in multiple areas over one's career as disciplines and industry change.

Professionalism

  • Create and maintain a network of alumni and industry experts who can be called upon as resources for course and curriculum development, focus groups, guest speakers, internships and placement opportunities for students.
  • Demonstrate active engagement in the profession in scholarly and creative expression.
  • Demonstrate understanding and mastery of established and emerging industry practices and their importance to FIT graduates.
  • Maintain positive, helpful, supportive, respectful, collegial and team-oriented relationships with professionals.
  • Model professional behavior that prepares students for entry into a profession.

Technology

  • Demonstrate effective use of technology and electronic information to deliver course material and learning experiences to students.
  • Effectively utilizes technology and electronic information to enhance one's professional productivity in the fields of communication research, industry collaboration and problem solving.
  • Appropriately utilizes technology to communicate with and engage students in learning outside the classroom.

Requirements:

Master's degree and ten (10) years executive level experience with a strong international component, a proven track record of leadership and innovation. Superior communications and computer literacy required in business and classroom applications.

PhD and college teaching preferred.

Application Instructions:

This faculty position will begin Fall 2018. Review of applications will commence in Fall 2017/Spring 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience. Please note a background check is required for appointment to this position. Online applications are encouraged.
Please provide:

  • Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position;
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
  • A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.

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

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 Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, titleix@fitnyc.edu.

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

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 Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, titleix@fitnyc.edu.