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FASH Adjunct - Intimate Apparel Design

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 4, 2023
About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

The creative heart of Drexel University, the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design trains the next generation of scholars, thinkers, makers, and doers in the fields of media, entertainment, design, and the visual and performing arts. Westphal offers 18 undergraduate and nine graduate majors, housed in award-winning facilities that encourage collaboration across creative disciplines. At Westphal, we reimagine the role of design, media, and the arts in building a better future. Our programs challenge students to center sustainability, access, and equity in their approaches to art, fashion, architecture, gaming, entertainment, and scholarship. Through experiential learning, studio-based curriculum, and Drexel’s widely-recognized Cooperative Education program (co-op), our students are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century.

About the Fashion Design Program

Drexel's top-flight Fashion Design major is a studio-based, boutique-style undergraduate program that trains the next generation of creative thinkers for the fashion industry. The program is ranked in the top four in the United States and 14th in the world . Students in Drexel’s Fashion Design program have the opportunity to study alongside dynamic educators with extensive industry experience, produce innovative designs in our well-equipped studios, and participate in Drexel’s world-renowned co-op and study abroad programs. The culmination of the program is the Drexel Fashion Show , at which students showcase original garments and accessories for industry leaders.

The Fashion Design program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University seeks qualified adjunct faculty. Creativity, innovation and fashion leadership is a must. The qualified candidate will have active industry connections, industry experience and success in creative work. The ideal candidate will understand the role of craft in sustainable design.

Fashion Design majors are housed in the URBN Center , Westphal’s state-of-the-art facility, with well-equipped, spacious studios available to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students have access to an extensive array of high-tech equipment for their design work, including 3-D printers, laser cutters, Shima Seiki knitting machines, and advanced computer simulation, as well as cutting-edge analytic platforms, enterprise resource planning/production lifecycle management software, and trend resources.

Job Summary

The Fashion Design Program seeks adjunct faculty members with expertise in the following areas:

Expertise applies to the specific course(s) in need of adjunct faculty
  • Apparel software programs including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, SHIMA SEIKI Apex 3, SHIMA SEIKI Design software, Clo-3 or similar 3D Design Software.
  • Fashion illustration and flat sketching experience.
  • Flat pattern making, draping, grading, and garment construction.
  • Textile surface design.
  • Textile science.
  • Knitwear design.
  • Advance fashion design: couture techniques, intimate apparel design, accessory design.
The incumbent will teach the following course:

FASH 453/653 - This course will offer an introduction to the foundations and sleepwear marketplace. Primary focus will be on the design and execution of two pieces for this market. Students will learn how to construct a bra (molded cups) and how to incorporate these details into their final looks for this market. In addition, students will learn the safe operation of the specialty sewing machines for knit construction.

Essential Functions
  • Teaching assigned classes in undergraduate and graduate fashion design.
  • Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on their contract.
  • Teach studio, lecture, and/or practicum courses per their contract.
  • Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the program.
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes,
  • Maintain communication with the program director regarding any course or student issues.
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design, integrated design, textile design, or sustainable design
  • Experience in intimate, loungewear, sleepwear, or lingerie design.
  • Minimum of 1 year of teaching experience and/or supervisory work with undergraduate or graduate students; documented alternative teaching or mentoring experience will be considered.
  • Industry experience with well-developed portfolio.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) or similar LMS
  • Minimum of 3 years of robust industry experience in the content area of the course.
  • University City, Philadelphia PA
Special Instructions to the Applicant

In addition to your CV/resume and cover letter, please upload letter of application outlining industry experience, portfolio (if applicable), sample syllabus (if applicable).

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Aug 4 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Sep 30 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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