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Adjunct Faculty - Fashion Design

Harper College
Palatine, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024

We are Harper College…the college in your community.

The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.


Education Requirements : Bachelors degree and/or 10 years industry experience in subject.

Experience Requirements : Candidates are expected to have at least three years of experience working in the fashion industry as well as a solid, broad, multi-disciplinary professional network. While a bachelor’s degree is required in Apparel or Fashion Design (or a related field), equivalent professional experience may also be considered.

Required Documents : ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire

* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.


Schedule Information : Days/evenings/weekends depending upon course schedule


The Career and Technical Programs provide programs of study that involve a multiyear sequence of courses that integrate core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.


Teaching responsibilities include writing syllabi, preparing for and delivering classroom instruction; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing course materials; conferring with students on course materials; grading course work; written examinations and project assignments; evaluating presentations/displays/portfolio, and submitting final grades in a timely manner.

Candidates must possess the ability to teach a range of courses from basic through advanced pattern drafting, draping, and construction of garments. Experience in Accumark Gerber CAD pattern making is extremely desirable.

The potential candidate should have knowledge in the following areas:
  • fashion design, fit, and technical sewing specifications;
  • garment construction and design;
  • technical fashion design and computer patternmaking;
  • sewing assembly methods, pattern making skills, and knowledge of industrial sewing equipment;

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