About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts &
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
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
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
Fashion Design majors are housed in the URBN Center
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
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
- 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
- Textile surface design.
- Textile science.
- Knitwear design.
- Advance fashion design: couture techniques, intimate apparel
design, accessory design.
The incumbent will teach the following course:
- 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.
- Teaching assigned classes in undergraduate and graduate fashion
- Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on
- Teach studio, lecture, and/or practicum courses per their
- Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an
understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the
- Evaluate student achievement of curricular
- Maintain communication with the program director regarding any
course or student issues.
- Perform other similar duties as assigned.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design, integrated
design, textile design, or sustainable design
- Experience in intimate, loungewear, sleepwear, or lingerie
- Minimum of 1 year of teaching experience and/or supervisory
work with undergraduate or graduate students; documented
alternative teaching or mentoring experience will be
- Industry experience with well-developed portfolio.
- Experience with Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) or
- Minimum of 3 years of robust industry experience in the content
area of the course.
Special Instructions to the Applicant
- University City, Philadelphia PA
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
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