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Clinical Assistant Professor, Fashion Technology - School of Art

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks a full-time 9-month (academic year) Clinical Assistant Professor of Fashion program with an emphasis in fashion technology, beginning January 2022. This position will serve online and in-person undergraduate students.


About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program nationally and located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. The Herberger Institute comprises the schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas to strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and to increase the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit


About the School of Art

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University prepares students for the creative and critical challenges of the global 21st century. Students are taught and mentored in an environment that values innovation, excellence and affordability. Our faculty’s active research allows us to offer a number of specialties unique to ASU and the southwest region. The School of Art has programs ranked nationally in the top 9 and our MFA program is ranked in the top 15 by U.S. News & World Report. Our facilities support a full range of artistic experimentation and exchange and include four public galleries. Our ties with the vibrant surrounding arts community are strong and include numerous internship opportunities and a robust visiting artist/scholar lecture series. For more information on the School of Art, visit


The School of Art seeks a candidate with a rich and varied skill set in the field of fashion technology. The successful candidate will teach upper division and lower division undergraduate courses in various modalities, including online, hybrid, and in-person. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience with current fashion technology software programs and industry applications.  The successful candidate will work with a diverse student population with varying skill levels, including non-art majors. The successful candidate is expected to communicate to students their progress, while recognizing their diversified backgrounds and levels. The successful candidate will utilize an online platform to organize their course work and facilitate grading. The successful candidate will assume service responsibilities, which may include, but are not limited to curricular and academic affairs, communications, student recruitment and retention activities, as well as student worker onboarding and mentoring. The successful candidate will utilize strong organizational and communication skills and prioritize deadlines. To learn more about our Fashion program, please visit: Fashion | School of Art

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Fine Arts degree or the equivalent in professional industry experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of sustained professional activity and industry experience in digital fashion technology
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated excellence in online teaching and curriculum development with at least three years of experience teaching fashion technology in higher education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach all levels (upper-division and lower-division) of undergraduate courses in fashion technology
  • Experience with Optitex software in apparel design and manufacturing applications

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit:

  • Letter of interest addressing the candidate’s professional activity, teaching/student mentorship, and service experience
  • Statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Name and contact information for three references


All applications must be submitted electronically via"> 

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is November 19, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

 ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

 Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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