Assistant Professor, DESIGN-Fashion Design

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 075512 Job Title Assistant Professor, DESIGN-Fashion Design Location Syracuse University Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

determined by the department/chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Fashion Design; An energetic and innovative designer/educator who can bring new perspectives to a well-established culture of learning. This new faculty member will be instrumental in working with the current team developing new curriculum strategies for the program as it moves forward and expands its focus on national and international fashion education. The successful candidate will work in a team-oriented environment with practicing, experienced, and dedicated educators with numerous opportunities for university, regional, international and multi-disciplinary collaborations. Tenure-track faculty must be committed to teaching and engaging in research or creative activity. Service to the program, School, College and University is expected, as is interaction with the professional fashion design community. The school is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


Relevant degree in Fashion, Design, or related discipline (Ph.D. or MFA desirable, but not required). The preferred candidate will have at least one degree in fashion and professional and/or academic experience in teaching fashion or a related field

Job Specific Qualifications

The program is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate success in professional practice, have record of 1 to 3 years of successful university-level (undergraduate or graduate) teaching, and who have a record of exploration and innovation.

Knowledge of collection development, industry standard sewing and sewing equipment, fashion sketching, pattern development, computer generated pattern making, draping, textiles and Adobe Creative Suite strongly preferred. Experience and ongoing relationships with the fashion industry is required.

Communication skills and cross-cultural abilities necessary to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members are highly desirable.


• Teach undergraduate courses each semester as assigned (current load is 3:2)
• Provide academic advising to students in the program, including support of those who are underrepresented in the field.
• Participate in curriculum development
• Develop and support relevant programmatic initiatives; exhibitions, field trips, lecture series, and projects that enhance the curriculum
• Contribute to recruiting and admissions activities
• Demonstrate excellence in research and relevant professional activities
• Appropriate service to the program, School, College, and University
• Involvement and interaction with professional organizations and the not-for-profit community

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, submit the following materials:
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Portfolio Website or URL
Teaching Philosophy
References: Submit the name and email address of three references. Reference letters will be requested directly from reference providers for finalists only.

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at,

About Syracuse University

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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 12/18/2020 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 01/10/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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