Adjunct Instructors-Fashion Design
Locations:: New York, NY
Posted:: Jun 18, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Faculty Adjunct
About Fashion Institute of Technology:
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites applications for adjunct teaching positions in the Fashion department- Construction.
Adjunct Instructor- Construction(Sewing Level 1 and 2)
Job Description: Construction
Individuals appointed will teach Materials and Construction level 1 and/or 2, both required core classes in the Fashion AAS Program. The positions require a comprehensive knowledge of construction techniques. The instructor will teach an array of hands-on design room techniques aiding in the construction of various garments from a skirt to a fully lined sewn blazer. These two classes are sewing classes; not tailoring classes. Knowledge of basic construction machinery is required. Instructors are required to assess student performance and submit grades within the academic timetable.
Adjunct Instructor- Design Studio (Draping Level 1,2 and 3)
Job Description: Draping
Individuals appointed will teach Design Studio classes at level 1, 2, or 3. All three courses are required core classes in the Fashion AAS Program. The positions require a comprehensive knowledge of draping techniques. The instructor will teach an array of hands-on draping techniques including fundamentals such as the proper use of tools, grain and garment balance. Unstructured draping techniques using soft fabrics as well as structured draping methods leading to the creation of a more structured garment are to be taught. Finishing details and the relationship between Two-dimensional patternmaking and three-dimensional draping techniques are to be formally explored. Knowledge of various construction techniques, finishing details and best finishing practices are also taught through the three levels of study. A comfort with basic construction machinery is required. Instructors are required to assess student performance and submit grades within the academic timetable.
Adjunct Instructor- Apparel Design Studio- Patternmaking
Job Description: Patternmaking
Individuals appointed will teach Apparel Design Studio- Patternmaking, a
required core class in the Fashion AAS Program. The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of patternmaking techniques. The instructor will teach an array of hands-on design room patternmaking techniques including the development of basic slopers, pattern identification and tool usage. Basic through advanced techniques will be explored as design prototypes are developed. Knowledge of basic construction machinery is required. Instructors are required to assess student performance and submit grades within the academic timetable.
Candidates are required to have an Associate Degree. In addition, the applicant must possess a minimum of six years working experience as designer/design-technician. Basic computer literacy is required. Previous teaching at the college level is preferred.
Hourly rate: $72.08 per hour
To be considered, please submit a digital application including the following:
Cover letter indicating your qualifications for the position
Three industry references, including telephone numbers and emails
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding their application status.
For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at: http://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, [email protected]
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.