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 nominations and applications
for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the English and
Communication Studies Departments of the School of Liberal Arts and
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 over 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.
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 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 six 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.
The English and Communication Studies Department prepares
students to be reflective, creative, critical, and engaged citizens
of the world through the study of literature, writing, and
communication. Our wide-ranging curriculum provides students with
the tools to navigate their environment, to stimulate the
imagination, and to communicate across boundaries and borders as
they begin to enter the global marketplace.
The English and Communication Studies Department seeks a
full-time faculty member with an interdisciplinary background in
developmental English and English as an additional language to
oversee the College English preparatory courses and curricula.
The candidate should demonstrate research and teaching
experience in related fields, which may include rhetoric, language
acquisition, or linguistics. The candidate should have experience
in developing the developmental and ELL writing program/courses
according to the diverse needs of students.
Additionally, the candidate should have experience and
demonstrate an ability to supervise adjunct faculty and coordinate
teaching programs in accordance with established seniority
The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active
research agenda in their field of expertise and exhibit a record of
academic research and publication, professional activities,
successful college-level teaching, and familiarity with both online
and hybrid learning environments.
The candidate will be expected to work with culturally and
linguistically diverse students in an institution with strong
emphasis on globalization and experiential learning. Interest and
experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly
Successful candidates will excel in the following
- Possess expertise in guiding students to discover how
rhetorical theory and related writing pedagogy can challenge or
solidify accepted norms and values and uncover insights into
cultural evolution and revolution.
- Demonstrate a history of scholarship and progressive pedagogy
that examines human experience through key works of writing from
diverse historical, racial, ethnic, religious, aesthetic, economic,
social and cultural perspectives; while also encouraging students
to challenge essentializing tendencies and debates that might
circulate and solidify around the reception of these works.
- Demonstrate ability to create a dynamic classroom where
students can effectively communicate across cultural and linguistic
boundaries and balance differing worldviews based upon a deep
knowledge and awareness of other people, countries, cultures, and
beliefs through the careful study of rhetoric and writing.
- Demonstrate ability to adapt course materials to adjust to new
innovations within and outside of the discipline.
- Possess experience utilizing a variety of instructional
delivery methods and emerging technologies to encourage and enhance
- Possess a willingness to embrace innovative pedagogical,
collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches, where
- Demonstrate instructional variety and flexibility to
accommodate students with different learning styles, experiences,
- Demonstrate experience in creating engaging curriculum and
classroom environments that will reinforce and further develop
advanced skills in critical reading, thinking, presenting, writing,
and communication skills.
- Possess a passion for expanding students' horizons, curiosities
and imagination through rhetoric and wide-ranging curricular
innovations that focus on diversity, equity and
- Demonstrate the vision to deliver and advance the mission of
the English and Communication Studies Department and the School of
Liberal Arts and Sciences to develop reflective, critical and
engaged citizens of the world.
- Demonstrate interest in developing a wide-ranging curriculum
that leverages areas of expertise while contributing to the English
and Communication Studies Department's vision.
- Possess experience encouraging student interaction,
collaboration, teamwork and cooperation in the learning
- Maintain active participation in professional practices and
scholarship, and a willingness to mentor faculty both within the
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and across the College.
- Demonstrate expertise in current critical, theoretical, and
pedagogical trends and practices in the field.
- Demonstrate ability to represent FIT with innovative
scholarship presented at local, regional, national, and
international professional organizations and through peer reviewed
- Demonstrate ability to support FIT's goals and mission of
promoting issues of sustainability, pluralism, and diversity
through rhetorical study.
- Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with colleagues to
increase the visibility and profile of writing and rhetorical
scholarship at FIT.
- Maintain positive, helpful, supportive, respectful, collegial,
and teamwork-oriented relationships with other professionals.
- Demonstrate ability to utilize innovative instructional
technology and to incorporate the most appropriate technologies to
enhance student-learning outcomes.
- Demonstrate expertise in using social and emerging media to
create engaging and evolving methods of instruction and
- Candidate must possess a PhD or EdD in Developmental English,
TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field.
- ABDs will be considered with the understanding that successful
defense of the dissertation/thesis is required prior to the start
- Candidate should have experience teaching diverse student
populations with varying levels of language knowledge and
- Administrative work experience, with a focus in Developmental
English and/or English as an additional language.
- Experience working in an interdisciplinary and diverse
Please note, all offers of employment are contingent upon
successful completion of the background check process.
The final starting salary and appointment rank will be based on
education level and cumulative experience; Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) pg.
Instructor: $59,673- $69,524
Assistant Professor: $69,475- $102,388
Associate Professor: $81,317- $122,427
Professor: $99,159- $149,217
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) provides
comprehensive employee benefit programs designed to help keep our
faculty and staff and their families healthy, safe, happy, and
productive. Our programs also include a variety of components to
help our employees improve the quality and balance of their work
and family lives, and to help them prepare for their futures.
- Retirement Plans
- Health Care Plan and Dental Plan
- Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible Spending Account
- Commuter Benefit Plan
- FIT Tuition Exemption Program
For a full list of FIT benefits, visit our benefits webpage.
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before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee
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This position is eligible for visa sponsorship by the Fashion Institute of
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) 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.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
This position will be required to constantly 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.
In order to considered for this position, please submit the
following documents online:
- Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy Statement
- Research Philosophy Statement
- Unofficial Transcript*
- A minimum of three professional references, including names,
titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact
*Official transcripts will be required within the first 30 days
of hire. Applicants with foreign degrees must submit a completed
credential evaluation comparing their foreign academic
accomplishments to standards in the U.S.
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This faculty position will begin Fall 2024. Review of
applications will commence in October 2023 and continue until the
position is filled, or until April 2024. First consideration will
be given to completed applications received by October 1,
2023. The salary and appointment rank will be based on education
level and cumulative experience.
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.
Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology
can be found at: www.fitnyc.edu.