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Part-Time Classroom Assistant, Science & Math

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 23, 2023

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Company Description:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites nominations and applications for a Part-Time Classroom Assistant in the Science & Math Department. 

Job Description:

The primary responsibility of the Classroom Assistant, in the School of Liberal Arts, is to supervise students in the science laboratory setting under the supervision of the course instructor. Duties include but are not imited to the following: working with individual and groups of students as they practice required skills; develop/demonstrate skills; make and adjust assistance to meet student learning needs, and consults with the course instructor for any student deficiencies. The Classroom Assistant will participate and offer recommendations in team and department meetings.

Essential Functions:

  • Supplement, assist and support instructor in studio focused classes in their preparation and teaching of course work utilizing specialized subject matter and instructional methods.
  • Guide and interact with student's training/instructing them in the use and function of spectrometers and other laboratory equipment.
  • Classroom and experiment set up.
  • Basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Assist students during scheduled lab time.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in the sciences; master's degree preferred.
  • A valid New York State Teacher's Certificate.
  • Experience teaching in a laboratory environment or science classroom. 
  • Knowledge of spectroscopy (UV-Vis, IR etc.) required.
  • Chemical safety knowledge (C14) required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge and experience working with and analyzing biological, chemical and physical materials.
  • Strong technology skills (including Google Suite and MS Office programs).
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

The hourly rate for this position is $48.13 per Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), Salary Schedule 85. 

Work Schedule

Days/Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm, in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.


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.

For a full list of FIT benefits, visit our benefits webpage.

Pay Equity by State Employers

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Visa Sponsorship 

Fashion Institute of Technology is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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,   

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, constantly analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be any combination of the classroom, lab, and/or office space. The physical requirement for this position will require constant sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, occasional walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:

  • Resume
  • 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 at:

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