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PT Faculty- School of Fashion

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability:
Position Title: PT Faculty- School of Fashion
Requisition Number: 0306071209
Location New York City
Position Type: Part Time Faculty
Position Status: Part-Time
Department: PSD/Fashion Design

The School of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design is seeking part-time faculty to teach across the following courses within the BFA Fashion Design program: Visual Communication Studio, Creative Technical Studio and Design Studio. Renowned for its excellence, the BFA Fashion Design program has evolved through the years to respond to and challenge the growing field of fashion. Innovation infuses all aspects of the program, from the study of silhouette to the analysis of systems of production and distribution. Today its legacy of design education is interwoven with social and environmental imperatives, which inspire a community of designers to envision fresh ways to make beautiful, sustainable, responsible, and relevant fashion. Creativity and design thinking underpin our approach to teaching in all contexts.

Although prior teaching experience is preferred, applicants with no prior teaching experience may apply if their professional practice speaks to qualities listed below. We invite applications in the form of a one-page cover letter and a resume. Please provide any links to online portfolios and/or websites to facilitate the qualification review.

Minimum Qualifications:

Baseline qualifications required across all courses:
• An advanced degree in Fashion design discipline or equivalent relevant professional industry experience.
• A strong record of recent professional practice in the creative field of fashion design, particularly with interdisciplinary engagement or a variety of entry points into fashion design
• Knowledge of fashion and applied materiality appropriate to fashion production terminology, textiles, and materials

Course specific additional qualifications required:
Visual Communication Studio:
• Two-dimensional image creation through drawing and digital media
• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign
• Working knowledge of techniques of observational drawing
Creative Technical Studio:
• Ability to navigate between 2D, 3D and 4D processes
• Experience of creatively designed technical solutions in garment making
Design Studio:
• Ability to translate a variety of design aesthetics using multi method design approaches
• Familiarity with methods of observational and primary research in order to investigate design problems

Preferred Qualifications:
Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Posting Date: 06/25/2014
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter