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 Production
Management Department of the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business
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 nearly 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 Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology
educates students for management and leadership roles within the
fashion and related creative industries. The curriculum integrates
a deep appreciation of how markets, business environments, advanced
business technology, and competition can be managed in a global
context. The Baker School provides a professional faculty and
business climate that enables students to be immediately valuable
contributors to their industries.
The Baker School of Business and Technology collaborates with
both the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts,
whose courses help students to better understand themselves,
others, and their place in an increasingly complex world. The Baker
School cooperates to design curricular and educational experiences
that help hone general skills and behaviors that employers
increasingly demand: critical thinking and problem-solving skills,
a strong sense of professional and ethical responsibility, social
skills, the ability to work productively in teams, and good oral
and written communications skills.
The vision of the School is to be the most academically
recognized school of excellence where students come to learn about
the business of the core industries that we serve-the creative,
fashion, and design industries-and where industry, government, and
associations see creative alliances for the development of ideas,
solution innovation, future thinking, and problem-solving.
Seven of the ten Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and
Technology programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is dedicated to
promoting continuous improvement in the practice of business in
every industry worldwide.
The Production Management Department educates students for
management and leadership roles within the fashion and related
creative industries. The curriculum integrates a deep appreciation
of how markets, business environments, advanced business
technology, and competition can be managed in a global context.
The Associate and Bachelor programs provide students with a
solid foundation in business principles, practical in-classroom
training with industry specific software, advanced manufacturing
engineering concepts, and knowledge of manufacturing equipment.
The Production Management Department is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
The ideal candidate will be expected to teach specialized
manufacturing courses in information systems, cutting room
processes, production technology, industrial engineering,
facilities management, computer-based costing, and technical
operation research applications as they relate to
The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of PDM or
PLM software and must have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
applications, in particular Excel and Access. The successful
candidate will possess knowledge of 3D body scanning and printing,
and have industry appropriate certifications, i.e. MOS, Six Sigma,
Possess expertise in the areas of flexible
Work with Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle
Management (PLM) software and introduce students to 3D modeling
concepts (3D body scanning) and 3D printing.
Assist in curriculum development as it relates to new advances and
innovations in manufacturing technology.
Lead other academic and industry research efforts.
Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:
- Demonstrate an awareness of global issues and their impact on
production management and the fashion industry.
- Possess awareness of and engage students in the impact of
cultural diversity in their careers.
- Demonstrate the ability through industry experiences to balance
theory and the practical application of knowledge in building the
requisite skills to be successful.
- Adapt course content to adjust to developments in the
- Maintain connections to industry that allow integration of
professional practice with classroom learning.
- Demonstrate the development of expertise in multiple areas over
their professional career as disciplines and industry have
- Exhibit a passion for learning through scholarly research,
professional consulting, and membership in appropriate professional
- Emphasize the value of interdisciplinary learning.
- Create and maintain a network of alumni and industry experts
who can be called upon as resources for course and curriculum
development, focus groups, guest speakers, internships, and
placement opportunities for students.
- Demonstrate active engagement in the profession in scholarly
and creative expression.
- Demonstrate commitment to maintaining currency in technological
skills and knowledge.
- Demonstrate an awareness of and experience with
discipline-specific equipment, and computer hardware and software
used in the industry.
- A Bachelor's degree is required for hiring, with an earned
Master's degree in an appropriate field of study required for
tenure; and seven (7) years of demonstrated managerial experience
with a global sourcing component or background. Must have excellent
oral and written communication skills.
- A terminal degree in an area related to production management
and operations research is preferred. Prior college-level teaching
experience is preferred.
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 occasionally lifting 10
lbs. or less.
This faculty position will begin in Fall 2022. Review of
applications will commence November 2021, and continue until the
position is filled. The salary and appointment rank will be based
on education level and cumulative experience.
Link to FIT Benefits for Full-Time Faculty
Salary Schedule (page 72)
Please note that a background check is required for appointment
to this position.
For consideration, please provide:
- Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
- A minimum of three professional references, including names,
titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact
Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not
be able to contact each applicant individually. Additional
information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found
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,
national origin, gender, religion, ethnic background, age,
disability, marital status, sexual orientation, 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
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 Bargaining Agreement.