Adjunct Faculty Pool- Textile/Surface Design, CAD for Textile and Print Design
- Fashion Institute of Technology
- New York, United States
- Salary Commensurate with experience
- Posted Date
- Mar 22, 2023
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
- Employment Level
- Employment Type
- Part Time
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position in the Textile/Surface Design Department, School of Art and Design.
The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.
The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the foundation for an FIT degree, committed to providing a broad-based general education for FIT students, integrating traditional academic study with career preparation. Home to seven academic departments, 17 minors, and two interdisciplinary majors, our faculty prepare students to become reflective, critical, and engaged citizens of the world. Committed to scholarship, academic service and student-centered instruction, faculty members foster an understanding of diverse cultures and international perspectives as well as an appreciation for the richness and changing composition of American culture.
With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The College continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.
The School of Art and Design offers 17-degree programs and is home to fashion majors, a breadth of visual communication majors and fields as unique as toy design and visual presentation and exhibition design.
Art and Design faculty are industry professionals and foster meaningful curriculum that seeks to maximize the creative and technical potential in each student. Each major in the School of Art and Design is committed to stimulating analytical and independent thinking and faculty are committed to enriching student knowledge of global influences. Faculty members prepare students for entry and advancement in art and design careers and provide a collaborative environment that offers a rich and diverse array of interdisciplinary art and design-related projects and competitions.
The Textile/Surface Design Department prepares students for professional excellence in the textile design industry through a rigorous design-based AAS and BFA curriculum. Course work blends conceptual and technological skills, integrates traditional drawing and painting techniques with digital design, weaving, and screen printing. Faculty members draw on industry background and connections to provide students with knowledge and experiences to successfully enter the textile industry upon graduation.
The Textile/Surface Design department is recruiting a pool of applicants for possible adjunct teaching positions in Computer Aided Design for rotary and digital print design in the textile industry. Candidates have experience in textile print design for fashion and/or home. Ideal candidates have expertise using Photoshop and Illustrator to create original textile designs, strong skills in layouts, repeats, color reduction, ability to research and analyze color and concept trends, and have the ability to create product visualizations. Candidates must be able to communicate industry standard practices and language. Possible courses are TD114 Computer Aided Print Design, TD207 Adobe Illustrator for Textile/Surface Design, TD212 CAD and Design Fundamentals for Printed Textiles, TD224 Textile/Surface Design using Adobe Photoshop.
Course descriptions are available in the online catalog.
- Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and six (6) years of industry experience in the textile industry designing for print.
- Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, textile design for rotary printing, textile design for digital printing a plus, print trend, and color.
- Experience at the senior level such as senior designs or design director.
- Traditional drawing and painting skills.
MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND WORKING REQUIREMENTS:
This position will be required to continuously read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be any combination of the classroom, lab, and/or office space. Certain roles may be required to handle machinery and chemicals. The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.
This is a part-time position, adjunct teaching position beginning in Spring 2023. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. The department will keep this posting open to create a pool of candidates for potential future adjunct assignments. The department will contact applicants who qualifications fit our programmatic needs.
The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement
(CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and
conditions of employment. The hourly rate and appointment rank will
be based on education level and cumulative experience.
Starting Rate: $77.43 per hour with step increments per Salary Schedule 97, after one year of service and annually thereafter.
(See Successor Agreement, page 8)
Link to FIT Benefits for Part-Time Faculty
In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:
- Cover letter
- Unofficial Transcript
- A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses
Returning Applicants- Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.
For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website
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EEO/ Affirmative Action Statement
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@example.com.
The Fashion Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within the community.
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