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Professional Lecturer and Technology Development Coordinator, Fashion and Art/Digital Media programs

Apply now Posting Number: 492333
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Professional Lecturer and Technology Development Coordinator, Fashion and Art/Digital Media programs



Fashion Program and Art and Digital Media Department/School of Communication & the Arts

Job Summary:

This full-time, non-tenure track teaching position, to teach Fashion Program and Digital Media coursework.  The position focuses on instruction of undergraduate courses in technology that impacts the fashion industry and art field.  Students will include majors in Fashion Design; Fashion Merchandising with concentrations in Fashion Business, Fashion Promotion or Fashion Product Development, as well as students with minors in Fashion Product Development or Fashion Merchandising; and majors and minors in Studio Art; and Digital Media. 

This person will also serve as the Technology Development Coordinator, and as such will be the point person for providing directional support in regard to technology for the Fashion Program and Art and Digital Media Department. He/she will work with the program director, department chair, dean and other administrative officers to provide this support.

Teaching load is 4 courses per semester, with two course releases per year for the coordinator work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (a Master’s degree strongly preferred);

Experience with maker space and studio operation;

2-5 years of teaching experience at the college level;

A commitment to student-centered education.

Essential Functions:

Teaching duties include teaching undergraduate courses in his/her field of expertise including courses such as introductory to advanced levels of CAD (Computer Assisted Design), PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), Excel, digital fabric printing, and/or digital media/graphic design courses.  This candidate will demonstrate a strong digital and creative skill set and the ability to teach and critique student work based on the standards of the fashion and art industries. 

As the Technical Development Coordinator, this person will develop and execute goals for the space that align with the strategic plan of the college and operating plans of the school and departments.  He/she will work directly with faculty to integrate projects into the curriculum that encourage the use of technology within the Maker Space and digital labs; work with Maker Space site manager, digital lab instructors and others to develop systems for aiding students with individual projects. Due to the rapid pace of technological advancements, it is imperative that the Coordinator engages in consistent professional development activities and the investigation/application of existing and emerging technologies. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree

Depth in knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques using technology, teaching techniques and curriculum development. 

Required Application Documents:

Resume/CV, cover letter, references and statement of teaching philosophy

About the Department & School:

The Fashion Program and Art and Digital Media Departments at Marist are located within the School of Communications and the Arts.  The Fashion Program supports 500 majors in fashion design and fashion merchandising and is globally ranked.  The Art and Digital Media Department enrolls more than 130 majors in the studio art, art history, and digital media disciplines.  Students pursue BFA, BS and MS degrees.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:

Faculty, term



Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Hours as required to teach and perform administrative duties


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.


























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