Tenure-Track Faculty - Fashion Design - Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 9740
About MassArt:Founded in 1873, and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), is the nation's first and only independent, free-standing public college of art and design in the country. MassArt is an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, makers, educators, innovators and leaders striving to shape the future through art and design. We've spent 150 years demonstrating the truly amazing things that happen when a world-class art and design education is an option for every deserving student. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the College by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance to all and maintain an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.Job Description:Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking candidates for one full-time, tenure-track faculty position, in the Fashion Department beginning fall of 2024.MassArt Fashion DesignMassArt Fashion Design is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the country. Our Fashion Design program explores the relationship between the classic principles of apparel design and bold innovations that drive the process of creation. Students learn the processes, techniques, and tools needed to develop design concepts across formats in 2D and 3D - digital and hand sketches, flat patterns and draped toiles, and fully researched and constructed designs. Expanding on the fundamentals of fashion design, students learn entrepreneurship procedures in apparel marketing, manufacturing, and mass-production practices. Our students develop the critical skills they need to evolve into versatile design professionals and innovative messengers in the fashion industry. MassArt Fashion Design has developed national and international partnerships along with the many local collaborators that offer opportunities to engage students and faculty. Our long established travel courses, internship programs and scholarship projects have afforded students to engage and explore within the global community. We continue to advance our curriculum in interdisciplinary areas, sustainability, bio-design, technology, diversity, and inclusiveness.MassArt Fashion Design Mission Statement:Since 1907 the MassArt Fashion Design Dept. has been cultivating and nurturing designers, leaders, and artists in the realm of fashion. Our mission is to shape thoughtful, individual, and collaborative designers and makers as creative problem solvers and critical thinkers, equipped with the technical and innovative skills to become reflective agents of change. Our underlying core values support students for the creative industries and community engagement to design with purpose and prepare them to be sustainable practitioners who are environmentally and socially responsible, culturally aware and prioritize equity and inclusion.Full-time Tenure Track Position in Fashion DesignResponsibilities:Teaching undergraduate courses according to the current contract for full-time course load.Advise, mentor, instruct, evaluate and motivate students.Assess curriculum and develop syllabi through a process of evaluation and advancementCommit to engaging and supporting a diverse and inclusive communityCooperatively plan department and program initiativesParticipate in department events and activities - including but not limited to fashion shows, exhibits, review panelsActively continue scholarship, research, creative and innovative practicesParticipate in interdisciplinary programming opportunities with other departmentsFulfill duty to attend and engage in College-wide committeesMassachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking candidates for one full-time, tenure-track faculty position, in the Fashion Department beginning fall of 2024.Full-time Tenure Track Position in Fashion DesignPosition is governed by the MSCA collective bargain agreementSalary: $66,000 - $74,000Responsibilities:Teaching undergraduate courses according to the current contract for full-time course load.Advise, mentor, instruct, evaluate and motivate students.Assess curriculum and develop syllabi through a process of evaluation and advancementCommit to engaging and supporting a diverse and inclusive communityCooperatively plan department and program initiativesParticipate in department events and activities - including but not limited to fashion shows, exhibits, review panelsActively continue scholarship, research, creative and innovative practicesParticipate in interdisciplinary programming opportunities with other departmentsFulfill duty to attend and engage in College-wide committeesRequirements:Minimum Qualifications for the Position:Master's degreePreferred candidate should have at least one degree in fashion design, (masters and/or undergraduate degree)College-level teaching experience - a minimum of 3 years teaching fashion or related field coursesProfessional experience in the fashion industry - a minimum of 5 yearsParticipation in relevant academic, professional or community affiliations and collaborations Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Needed:Proficiency in creative fashion design, pattern drafting, draping, apparel construction, and illustrationProficiency in design development - including 2D traditional and digital methods of sketching and storyboard development, 3D concepts and iterations, textiles and fabric propertiesKnowledge of fashion industry trend forecasting, innovative practices, and researchKnowledge of fashion workroom and lab practices with industry machinery and CAD softwarePractice with fashion promotion, presentation and visual communicationProcedures in apparel marketing, manufacturing, and mass-production practices Preferred Experience:Adobe software, Gerber, PLM, CLOSustainability, Life Cycle Analysis, material innovation, wearable technologyCross-disciplinary experience in professional practice and/or teachingCultural and Global perspectivesEntrepreneurship and Business PracticeTextile Science and Surface DesignFashion Design Categories - RTW, Sportswear, Knitwear, Costume, Bridal, Women's, Men's, Children's, Avant garde, Couture, Custom, etc.Accessories - handbags, footwear, millineryLaser Cutting, Heat Bonding, 3D PrintingAdditional Information:Please note MassArt does not provide:Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship. E-Verify. Reimbursement for travel. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration. MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.Application Instructions:Application Requirements:Letter of InterestCVStatement of Teaching Philosophy addressing pedagogy including diversity, cultural competency and other areas of concentration10 Images with examples of professional work10 Images with examples of student work2 samples of syllabi of courses taughtEach PDF file cannot exceed 10MBTo be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jsp
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