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Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Design

Employer
Austin Community College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time
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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:

Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Design

Job Description Summary:

Responsible to prepare and deliver Fashion Design coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in accordance with college policies and procedures.

Job Description:

Develop, prepare and teach new Fashion Design coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to equity, inclusion, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in accordance with college policies and procedures in the new Fashion Lab at Highland Campus. Candidates with demonstrable skills, professional experience and ability to participate in the following areas are encouraged to apply
  • Professional Pattern Making Experience is required

  • Fashion Industry experience is preferred

  • Teaching experience is preferred

  • Strong skills in sewing construction techniques, pattern making and draping

  • Participate actively in departmental responsibilities, including curriculum review and revision, program review, assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program level, and other departmental activities.

  • Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.

  • Remain current in the Fashion Industry and the teaching profession through a variety of professional development activities.

  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or associate vice president, vice president, executive vice president.

  • Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.

Current Work of the Department/Discipline

The Fashion Design program offers students an Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design in the Business Area of Study as well as a Level 1 Certificate. The program has a state of the art Fashion Lab located at Highland Campus, that trains students to operate industrial equipment. The department is committed to the fostering of student knowledge, skills and training. Teamwork and professional development is required in the department.

Technology
  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom. Demonstrated proficiency using an online learning management system such as Blackboard to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, etc.)

Principal Professional Standards
  • Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission of final course grades.

  • Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve student retention and success.

  • Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in all interactions.

  • Comply with published college policies and procedures and meet professional standards for teaching in a community college.

  • Appropriate use of the college's learning management system.

Required Education

Educational requirements in accordance with SACSCOC accreditation standards.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising, Design, Home Economics (with relevant concentration) or Marketing or

  • Associate degree in one of these and 3 years non-teaching work experience

See Faculty Credentials at www.austincc.edu/facstaff/faculty-credentials. No substitution for educational requirements.

Preferred Work Experience (Workforce Programs)
  • A minimum of 3 years of industry related non-teaching work experience.

Qualities of a Successful Candidate
  • Fashion Industry experience is preferred

  • Teaching experience is preferred

  • Strong skills in sewing construction techniques, pattern making and draping

  • Willing to build on the successful syllabus currently in place

Application Requirements

Application must be submitted by the closing date for this position.

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all staff and faculty positions.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

Working Conditions
  • Work is routinely performed in an office/classroom environment.

  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.

  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Number of Openings:

1

Job Posting Close Date:

October 17, 2022 Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

Disclaimer

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

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