Job Opportunity: Assistant / Associate Professor, Fashion Design at Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Assistant or Associate Professor of Fashion Design

Fashion Design Department

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Position Description: Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Fashion Design Department starting Fall 2011 at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plans.

Job duties:

* Teach undergraduate courses in all levels of Fashion Design with a specific focus on Fashion Illustration and Creative Fashion Design. Specific teaching assignments will include traditional illustration and portfolio presentation development using Adobe software. Other courses could include Pattern Drafting, Couture Techniques, Fashion History, Marketing and Trend Forecasting.

* Advise student scholarship and creative activity.

* Participate in College, department and professional activities, including, but not limited to scheduled reviews and annual fashion shows.

* Work cooperatively with fashion department faculty to shape an innovative and integrated curriculum in fashion design.

* Ensure that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and which fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of professional industry experience and at least 3 years college teaching experience beyond TA. The ability to develop and maintain collegial and industry relationships is desired. A master’s degree in appropriate discipline is preferred. BFA in fashion design required.  Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in appropriate discipline.

Additional Information: The Massachusetts College of Art and Design has offered Fashion Design for 100 years. The study of fashion at MassArt trains students to create fashion as art and to develop an understanding of the fundamentals needed to be a designer in the fashion industry. Fashion students design, research and construct both couture and ready-to-wear garments. Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing are incorporated into the curriculum. Students are encouraged to explore their individual interests and to develop their own voice as they master design, pattern drafting, construction techniques and storyboard presentation. Program faculty members teach traditional design methods along with computer design technology. Students are trained to consider issues of culture, global marketability, function, care and comfort.  For further information, please visit http://www.massart.edu/.

Application Instructions: Review of application will start on December 1, 2010 and continue until position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by February 1, 2011.

Please electronically submit (on MassArt’s employment website):
* Curriculum Vitae/Resume
* Statement of teaching philosophy
* Letter of Interest

Also submit (at https://dropbox.yousendit.com/MassArt) 2 PDF files that include:
*20 examples of your work. File name must be “Your Last Name_Your First Name_My Images”
*20 examples of student work. File name must be “Your Last Name_Your First Name_Student Images”

The PDF files should be electronically submitted by visiting https://dropbox.yousendit.com/MassArt. The subject line should be “Fashion Search”. Please label the files as described above. Within the body of the message, please include your name.

Additional materials may be requested at a later date. No video clips or audio files will be viewed.

Any questions should be directed to Christine Clemens (cclemens@massart.edu).

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