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 Fine Arts
Department of the 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 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 mission of FIT's School of Art and Design is to educate the
next generation of creative, socially responsible and globally
relevant professionals able to succeed in the broad spectrum of art
and design fields. The school challenges students to create new and
valuable ideas through innovation, collaboration and
The Fine Arts Department provides the technical, experimental,
and conceptual foundations of contemporary artistic expression and
discourse, to guide aspiring visual practitioners - students
passionate about their work and curious about ideas-to become bold
innovators and skilled arts professionals, committed and ready to
participate in building a meaningful 21st century creative
The Fine Arts Department seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty
member who is a passionate and dedicated painter and educator with
recognized professional achievement, an exhibition record, and
strong knowledge of teaching painting and drawing at the college
The ideal candidate will excel in the instruction of painting
and drawing from the foundation to advanced levels of undergraduate
study in the BFA program. The candidate's work and teaching
experience will demonstrate the ability to leverage a strong
foundation in traditional artistic skills and practice as a
platform for innovation. The successful candidate will possess the
ability to share their extensive knowledge of art history, as well
as current practices, approaches, and movements in contemporary
The candidate should have a strong interest and motivation in
the development and implementation of curriculum. Hybrid forms of
creative and interdisciplinary inquiry that will connect to other
areas in the Fine Arts Department and the college at large, are
welcome. Specialization in a cross-cultural approach to curriculum
development is encouraged.
The team-oriented faculty member will serve in an active role in
the Fine Arts Department in the areas of curriculum development,
facility management, administrative responsibilities, and student
mentorship, departmental activities and college-wide service.
Candidates interested in departmental leadership roles are
The ideal candidate should pursue community-building and
professional activities such as curation, conferences, symposia,
and affiliation with and participation in organizations of the
Specific competencies sought as related to the position:
- Demonstrate awareness of and respect for racial, ethnic,
religious, social, and gender diversity, and incorporate this into
the pedagogical experience.
- Demonstrate experience working with people of racial, ethnic,
religious, social, and gender diversity in support of the education
of a diverse student population.
- Demonstrate the ability to share extensive knowledge of art
history in both Western and non-Western contexts, and current
practices, approaches, and movements in the contemporary art world,
demonstrating appreciation for cultural diversity and a positive
approach to cultural differences.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the global nature of today's
fine arts discipline.
- Demonstrate an awareness of professional, ethical and social
- Demonstrate the ability to educate students in both figurative
and non-objective modalities in an integrated Fine Arts
- Demonstrate the ability to teach a breadth of 2D processes to
all levels of undergraduate students.
- Implement an academically rigorous experience by incorporating
professional and business practices in classroom learning.
- Develop a variety of assessment methods for student work to
capture various learning styles in the classroom.
- Serve as an active contributor to curricular assessment and
- Maintain strong connections within the discipline to provide
currency and to introduce and integrate new methodologies into the
- Utilize the college's learning management system to maintain
information required for assessment monitoring.
- Demonstrate commitment to student-centeredness with active
participation in student work reviews, and provide constructive
feedback, assessment, and guidance.
- Incorporate instructional variety to service students of
different learning styles, abilities, demographics, and
- Demonstrate the ability to inspire interest, curiosity,
creativity, and love of learning in students.
- Utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods including
various media sources that to foster critical thinking, design
thinking, and creative problem-solving.
- Demonstrate currency in the discipline, including new
technology and the ability to incorporate changes into a
- Incorporate interdisciplinary approaches to teaching in a fine
art learning environment
- Embrace new forms of pedagogy including online teaching,
blended classes, workshops, flipped classrooms and experiential
- Demonstrate the ability to support different student learning
styles and abilities.
- Enrich the learning experience by creating opportunities for
students to engage with professional artists, New York metropolitan
museums and galleries, and the broader art world.
- Contribute to ongoing student centeredness through
advisement and mentorship of student clubs and activities.
- Model and guide professional development and facilitate student
engagement with the artistic community within and beyond FIT.
- Demonstrate, as a committed artist, the pursuit of creative
work with an active studio practice and exhibition record.
- Demonstrate a continued engagement in creative and/or scholarly
work aligned to the discipline and actively engage in professional,
scholarly and academic activities.
- Maintain active participation and engagement in
discipline-related activities that inform and enhance the
- Maintain and foster a cultivated network of alumni and experts
in the discipline who will serve as a resource for internships,
mentors, curriculum development, guest speakers and placement
opportunities for graduates.
- Demonstrate currency and engagement in the teaching
- Model professional behavior that prepares students for entry
into related fields.
- Demonstrate the ability to organize and lead departmental
- Demonstrate collaboration and engagement in contributing to and
participating in administrative and committee service for the
department, the school, and the college.
- Utilize course management systems and demonstrate capability
and currency in utilizing technology in the classroom/studio and
emerging technology for fine arts.
- Demonstrate expertise and possess discipline-specific
technology skills and demonstrate effective utilization of
technology and software in fine arts to deliver course material and
convey practical learning experiences to students.
- Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with the
college's safety officer and the department chair with regard to
health and safety protocols and requirements, supporting safe and
sustainable practices related to the painting and drawing
- Demonstrate interest and commitment in areas of emerging
technologies in fine arts.
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
- An MFA or equivalent terminal degree in the field is
- Candidates should be a practicing artist with a minimum of
three years of teaching experience in painting and drawing, at both
foundation and upper division undergraduate levels.
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) Salary
Schedules pg. 72.
Instructor: $59,673- $69,524
Assistant Professor: $69,475- $102,388
Associate Professor: $81,317- $122,427
Professor: $99,159- $149,217
The College reserves the right to select one or more candidates
after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in
conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective
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.
Pay Equity by State Employers
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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
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This position is eligible for visa sponsorship by the Fashion
Institute of Technology.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 occasional 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
- Unofficial Transcript*
- A minimum of three professional references, including names,
titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact
*Official transcripts are 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 Fall 2023 and continue until the
position is filled, or until April 2024.
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.