The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally
renowned institution 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.
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 instructional 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 ideal candidate will be a passionate and dedicated sculptor
with the ability to teach three-dimensional studio processes at the
introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. The candidate will
demonstrate strong teaching skills in woodworking, metalworking,
traditional casting and clay sculpture, and digital 3D
The candidate must have a substantial exhibition record and
three (3) years of teaching experience at the college level. The
candidate's work and teaching experience must reflect the ability
to leverage a strong foundation in traditional artistic skill and
practice as a platform for more divergent thinking and innovation.
We are open to hybrid forms of creative and interdisciplinary
inquiry that will connect to other units in the School and
The successful candidate must possess the ability to share
extensive knowledge of art history, as well as current practices,
approaches, and movements in the contemporary art world. The
candidate should be a team-oriented leader who is willing to serve
in an active role within the Fine Arts Department including
curriculum development, facility management, various administrative
responsibilities, and student mentorship as well as
cross-disciplinary collaboration throughout the College.
Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:
- Possess experience working with people from various cultural,
racial, ethnic, religious and social groups that will support the
education of a diverse student population.
- Demonstrate the ability to share extensive knowledge of art
history in both Western and non-Western contexts, as well as
current practices, approaches, and movements in the contemporary
art world, demonstrating appreciations for cultural diversity and a
positive approach to cultural differences.
- Demonstrate the ability to educate students in both figurative
and non-objective modalities within an integrated Fine Arts
- Serve as an active contributor to curricular assessment and
- Demonstrate commitment to student centeredness with active
participation in student work reviews, and the ability to offer
productive verbal feedback, assessment, and counseling.
- Demonstrate a passion for teaching, and the ability to inspire
interest, curiosity, and creativity in students.
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize a variety of instructional
delivery systems, including various media sources that foster
critical thinking and problem solving in students.
- Enrich the learning experience by creating opportunities for
students to engage with professional artists, New York's museums
and galleries, and the broader art world.
- Incorporate interdisciplinary approaches to teaching in the
Fine Arts learning environment.
- Contribute to the ongoing success of students through
advisement and mentorship of student clubs and activities.
- Teach 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 the ability to teach a breadth of 3D processes to
all levels of undergraduate students.
- Demonstrate collaboration and engagement in contributing to and
performing administrative and committee service for the department,
the School, and the College.
- Demonstrate expertise with specific technology and software
relevant to Fine Arts, particularly relevant to 3D design.
- Demonstrate the ability to work with FIT's safety officer as
well as the department chair in areas of health and safety,
encouraging safe and sustainable practices related to the sculpture
Master's degree required.
Previous teaching experience at the college level 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 Fall 2022. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. The salary and appointment rank will be based on
education level and cumulative experience
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
- Professional resume/Curriculum Vitae;
- A minimum of three professional references, including names,
titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact
- Digital portfolio in .pdf format (less than 10MB) with 20
examples of current work.
- Digital portfolio in .pdf format (less than 10MB) with 20
examples of student work.
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.