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Professional Lecturer in Fashion Design

Apply now Posting Number: 493091
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Professional Lecturer in Fashion Design

Department/School:

School of Communication & the Arts

Job Summary:

The School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College invites applications for a full-time Professional Lecturer in Fashion Design, with a desired expertise in all aspects of fashion design. This position requires extensive knowledge of creative and technical fashion design, with a desired additional skill set in digital fashion design.  Candidates should have expertise in pattern drafting, draping, garment construction, fitting, portfolio development, illustration, and fashion figure drawing. Additional desired fashion skill sets such as trend forecasting, product development, and merchandising will be highly regarded.

This position is part of a cluster hiring initiative in Digital Innovation in the School of Communication and the Arts, in conjunction with Fashion Design and Multimedia Storytelling, and a college-wide hiring initiative with the goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Significant professional experience in fashion design
  • Ability to teach effectively

Essential Functions:

  • Teach undergraduate courses from introductory to advanced levels of creative and technical design - from initial creative concept through collection execution.
  • Emphasize the importance of digital design in the fashion industry and how these skills are incorporated throughout the design process.
  • Mentor senior capstone thesis projects. 
  • Meet with students outside of class time for additional instruction as appropriate.
  • Engage in a variety of service duties, including school and college committee service, curriculum development and assessment, admissions, and community/industry outreach.
  • Mentor student scholarship competition entries
  • Engage in academic advising

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or terminal degree in Fashion Design
  • Three or more years of teaching at the collegiate level with evidence of effective teaching.
  • Experience with digital fashion programs such as CLO 3D, PLM software, and Adobe.
  • The ability to demonstrate a strong analytical and creative skill set, deep knowledge of the latest disruptions within the fashion industry, and the ability to teach and critique student work based on standards of the fashion industry.  
  • Deep collaborative spirit to work with other department faculty on cross-pollination of design and merchandising coursework, curriculum evolution and new interdisciplinary approaches to program initiatives

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, Teaching Statement, Diversity and Inclusion Statement, and supporting materials such as design/teaching portfolio and/or website. 

About the Department and School:

The Fashion Program at Marist successfully prepares its students to enter the world of fashion and pursue careers in merchandising, planning, product development, retailing, operations, fashion promotion, event production, and a gamut of other employment opportunities. Students gain the skills, knowledge and internship experiences within an encouraging academic environment to help them flourish in the fashion industry.

The Fashion Program is housed in the School of Communication and the Arts, which prepares students for careers in communication, media, fashion & art practices, building valuable skills that complement a foundation in a liberal arts education. With nationally ranked programs and Centers of Excellence in Sports Communication and Social Media, we foster an inclusive and engaged community of industry experts and research faculty dedicated to student success. We aim to inspire students to become empathetic and ethically responsible professionals with an understanding of the values of community engagement, sustainability, and social responsibility. Marist’s location in the Hudson Valley offers a traditional college experience that is only a train ride away from the rich cultural and professional opportunities New York City has to offer, while our global campus in Florence, Italy gives students the opportunity to expand their world.

We have innovative, undergraduate academic programs in Art and Digital Media, Communication, Fashion, Film and Television, Games and Emerging Media, and Music as well as graduate programs and dual degree programs in Integrated Marketing Communication (online), and Museum Studies (Florence).

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River 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 educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 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. Additionally, our graduates go on to great success; 97% over the last five years are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #3 in the nation by the U.S. State Department and includes unique first-year programs in Florence and Dublin. At Marist, approximately 50% of graduates study abroad during their undergraduate experience. Its 30-year Joint Study partnership with IBM has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. Marist’s academic centers of excellence include the nationally-known Marist Poll, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Hudson River Valley Institute, Center for Sports Communication, and Institute for Data Center Professionals. The College also hosts the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library’s digital archives, making it one of only six colleges or universities in the nation affiliated with a presidential library.

About the Hudson Valley Region:

The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley.  Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service.  For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more: https://www.marist.edu/hudson-river-valley-life.

Type of Position:

Full-Time

Classification:

Faculty

Location:

Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Number of Position Openings:

1

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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