Assistant Professor, Fashion Design

Columbus, Ohio
Oct 03, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Columbus College of Art & Design invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor appointment in the Fashion Design program. The ideal candidate is a dynamic and engaged professional with significant Fashion industry experience, who has a connected network of industry professionals. Candidates must be proficient in a variety of fashion industry skills and have the ability to teach a broad range of courses at all levels such as; fashion illustration, construction, patternmaking, tailoring and Introductory classes in fashion design. Experience with current computer software systems used in the industry such as Adobe Suites, Lectra, Gerber PLM and Accumark are a requirement and a passion for fashion history is a plus.   The successful candidate will work closely with program chair and other fashion faculty to further strengthen the vision and curriculum in the Fashion program, and CCAD seeks a candidate who can collaboratively engage with faculty and mentor students. The candidate must demonstrate strong leadership skills; show initiative, dependability, empathy and reliability. In addition, the candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. In Practice: We seek a colleague who is actively engaged in the contemporary practice of fashion design through a proven track record of professional engagement. Recognizing the rich experience that active scholars and practitioners bring to our community we are interested in and supportive of ongoing and future work.


In Teaching: We value teachers who are excited about assisting creative students develop their professional practice, and energized by working with them within a project-based real-world environment. Empathy, curiosity and rigor are qualities that we value in colleagues who strive to support, challenge and bring out the best in their students.


In Service: We expect leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the departments, college and field at large. We welcome candidates who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty in regard to race, gender and ethnicity.


Position: Assistant Professor, full-time


Qualifications: Terminal degree in Fashion or related field, preferably complimented by professional experience and a minimum of three years of college level teaching experience preferred.


Application Deadline: Priority given to candidates who apply by January 19, 2019.


Date of Hire: Fall 2019


Please apply by visiting and searching for Fashion Design Columbus College or Art & Design.  The application should include within the cover letter, a statement of interest, statement of teaching philosophy,  resume or vita,  a link to a digital portfolio or pdf of professional work, and examples of student work.   About CCAD: Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with more than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students choose from 12 majors: Photography, Industrial Design, Contemporary Crafts, Advertising & Graphic Design, Comics & Narrative Practice, Animation, Illustration, Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Studio Art with an Emphasis in History of Art & Visual Culture, and Film & Video. Graduate curriculum includes a Master of Fine Art (New Projects) and a Master of Design (Integrative Design). 30% of CCAD's total student body is domestic students of color (9% African American, 9% Asian-American, 3% Latino, and 9% Multiracial). 7% of CCAD students are International. With strong exhibition and visiting artists programs and a commitment to the integration of business and art, CCAD is a leader in art and design education.   About Columbus: Columbus is among the Top 10 best U.S. cities for new college grads and one of the top 10 creative scenes in the country as well as one of the 15 most affordable cities in the U.S. As one of the nation's largest college towns Columbus is the type of city where creative activities flourish. There are eight distinct cultural districts that surround CCAD and there are more than 165 restaurants, pubs, and clubs in downtown alone. CCAD is a campus community located in the heart of this vibrant city. Columbus is also the 3rd largest employer of fashion designers in the U.S. and is home to several fashion companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Limited Brands, Justice, Lane Bryant, Eloquii and Express.   EEO Statement: As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. CCAD sees Art & Design as universally inclusive and inherently unbiased. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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