Adjunct Faculty Fashion Merchandising and Design

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Adjunct Faculty Fashion Merchandising and Design


Academic Affairs

Position Type

Part-time Salaried

Number of openings


Job Summary

The Fashion Merchandising and Design department at Johnson County Community College is accepting applications for an adjunct instructor in the Apparel Design and Technology program. We are seeking an instructor for the following classes:

FASH 255 – Apparel Specification Technology
Course Description:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to define the critical components of an apparel technical package and its importance in the product development process. Students will use industry product lifecycle management software to develop a detailed apparel technical package. The class will use lecture, demonstration and hands on experience. 3 hrs. lecture/wk
For more info on this class please review the Course Outline on the JCCC website.

FASH 190 – Apparel Fit and Analysis
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to analyze and detect common fit problems in various types of garments and apply the knowledge of construction and pattern making to make changes and solve problems. The class will use a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands on experience to teach the skills necessary for pattern alteration to reach desired fit criteria.
For more info on this class please review the Course Outline on the JCCC website.

FASH 150 - Textiles
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to differentiate fibers and fabrics according to their specific characteristics and to select fibers and fabrics for specific applications. In addition, the student should be able to identify properties and characteristics of natural and man-made fibers, the properties and characteristics of yarns, fabric construction methods including weaving and knitting and various finishing processes including printing and dyeing.
For more info on this class please review the Course Outline on the JCCC website.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
At least two years of related industry experience
Advanced understanding of Technical Design and all components of apparel tech packages
Strong computer skills including Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. (portfolio/samples required)
Working knowledge of patternmaking, draping, garment construction, fitting and alterations for apparel. (portfolio/samples required)
Strong comprehension of textile properties/science and how they impact the product development and design process including dyeing and surface design
Written and oral communication skills
Organization and classroom management skills
Motivation to teach and mentor students at the college level and promote student success
Ability to facilitate a positive and engaging learning environment that fosters creative and critical thinking

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree
Post-secondary or college teaching experience
Teaching experience in Apparel Design
Knowledge of Gerber Yunique PLM or a comparable program
Community involvement in organizations tied to fashion

Required application documents


Cover letter

Hours per Week

Varies depending on department needs

Work Hours/Days

Varies depending on department need

Salary Grade Level



Competitive Rate of Pay


Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

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Advertised: 25 May 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 18 Jun 2021 Central Daylight Time

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