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Position, Department: Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Adjunct Faculty, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: varies based on department needs hours per week

Pay Range: Determined based on relevant years of work experience

Benefits Category: Partial benefits

Position Summary: The Fashion Merchandising and Design department at Johnson County Community College is accepting applications for an adjunct instructor in the Apparel Design and Technology program. We are seeking an instructor for the following classes:

FASH 123 – Apparel Construction I

Course Description:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to apply clothing construction principles, techniques, and skills in apparel construction. The class will use lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experience to teach the skills needed to plan and construct three garments during this class.

Link to to course description: Apparel Construction I

FASH 124 - Apparel Construction 2

Course Description:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to apply intermediate apparel construction principles, techniques and skills in the production of various garments. This continuation of FASH 123 will focus on the planning and construction of an ensemble of intermediate complexity made from muslin fitting samples, with emphasis on precise fitting alteration.

Link to course description: Apparel Construction 2

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Minimum two years of related industry experience.
  • Advanced sewing skills including working with both knits and woven materials. (portfolio/samples required)
  • Working knowledge of both commercial and industrial sewing machinery, including industrial straight stitch, industrial blind hemmer, serger, coverstitch and industrial irons.
  • Knowledge of patternmaking, draping, garment construction, fitting and alterations for apparel.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Organization and classroom management skills.
  • Motivation to teach and mentor students at the college level and promote student success.
  • Ability to facilitate a positive and engaging learning environment that fosters creative and critical thinking.
  • Basic computer skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree.
  • Community involvement in organizations tied to fashion a plus.
  • Post-secondary or college teaching experience.
  • Teaching experience in Apparel Design.
  • Working knowledge of industrial sewing machinery.
To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: JCCC provides equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals and is an affirmative action employer. JCCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, religion, marital status, parental status, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities, which includes employment and admissions, in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.

Inquiries concerning JCCC's compliance with its nondiscrimination policies (including Title IX, Title VI and Section 504 inquiries) may be referred to a Title IX Coordinator ( ), or Director of Human Resources, or the Dean of Students and Learner Engagement at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: 816-268-0550,Facsimile: 816-268-0559, Email to: .

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email .

Advertised: 18 Apr 2024 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 31 May 2024 Central Daylight Time


 Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College is a public community college located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.

JCCC has a national reputation for educational excellence. We focus on student success. Small class sizes; experienced, caring faculty; affordable tuition rates and on-campus student resources ensure you receive the education and training you need to launch your career. Our thriving campus is full of culture and activities.

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