The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is the largest community college district in the United States and one of the largest in the world. The LACCD is comprised of nine colleges serving all or part of more than 40 cities in Southern California and spanning a service area of 882 square miles. Its colleges offer instruction to 225,000 students, annually, in 600 associates' degree and 400 certificate of achievement programs in general, career-technical and transfer education, and contribute significantly to the economic and social well-being of its students, the regional economy and the greater Los Angeles area. For more information about the LACCD, please visit our website at www.laccd.edu.
The LACCD is accepting applications for Adjunct Fashion Design Instructor positions at our colleges for the 2024 Academic School Year. The LACCD is seeking dynamic, motivated and diverse candidates for part-time faculty positions to engage and educate our students. Successful candidates will collaborate, communicate and work as professionals with students, staff, faculty and administrators.
Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.
During completion of the adjunct application, applicants will have the opportunity to indicate which of LACCD's colleges are of interest for employment. Qualified applicants may be offered an interview with Design and Media Arts Department members at one or more of LACCD's 9 colleges. For college locations, please visit the Our Colleges page at http://laccd.edu/About/Pages/Our-Colleges.aspx. Final determination of part-time Interior Design Instructor assignments is contingent upon enrollment, funding and class availability.
Bachelor's degree and two years of full-time professional experience, which must be directly related to the teaching assignment; OR
Associate's degree and six years of full-time professional experience, which must be directly related to the teaching assignment;
A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of district faculty, staff, and students.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT COVID 19 VACCINATION:
Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees' policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date.
Relevant teaching experience in the field of Fashion Design in a post-secondary setting;
Evidence of ability to teach beginning through advanced classes in sewing, sketching, patternmaking, draping, grading, and all industry related subjects;
Openness to teaching in an online or hybrid format;
Experience with manual pattern grading and computer pattern grading (such as Gerber, Lectra, Tuka, Pad);
Experience with pattern digitizing, marker-making, and plotting;
Experience with 3D pattern software;
Skills and willingness to integrate technology, computers, multimedia, smart-boards, online learning management systems etc. into the teaching process;
Expertise in and sensitivity to the issues of underprepared students at the community college;
Participation in professional and/or Fashion-related organizations;
Recent experience (five to seven years) in an apparel manufacturing environment;
Ability to collaborate with other faculty in a multidisciplinary Design and Media Arts Pathway;
Experience in Costume Making:
Period costume making (for men and women);
Painting, dyeing and distressing fabrics and garments;
Faculty members at LACCD are expected to facilitate student learning by designing varied and exciting learning environments. The regular weekly teaching load is 21 hours. Evening and/or weekend classes may be scheduled based on department needs. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Teach courses in Fashion Design over an academic year in accordance with established course outlines;
Participate in the development and the assessment of student learning outcomes (SLO's);
Maintain scheduled office hours for student contact;
Participate in professional development activities and maintain current knowledge in the academic field
The salary schedule for adjunct instructors begins at $77.20 per standard hour, plus an office hour differential o $18.06 per hour for classroom assignments. Applicants with a doctoral degree are eligible for a doctoral differential.
Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments.
For consideration in the selection process, all interested applicants must submit the following:
Letter of interest that describes the applicant's interest in the position and details why the applicant is a good fit for the position;
Current resume that summarizes how the applicant meets the qualifications of the position;
Contact information for three (3) professional references;
Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; if invited to interview, candidate should be prepared to provide official transcripts: Note: All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. Transcripts from a foreign institution must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/foreign-transcript-evaluation-(cl-635).
Verification of Experience letters on letterhead stationery; must show inclusive dates of assignments, state if full-time or part-time and indicate duties. If part-time, the number of paid hours worked per week, semester or year must be included. Uploaded as an Other Document'. (Signed hard copies required if selected to interview).
Application materials will not be accepted by Fax, Mail or Email. Incomplete applications may be excluded from consideration. Equivalency determinations are not conducted for selection of adjunct faculty.
Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. LACCD and its Colleges reserve the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Final determination of part-time faculty assignments is contingent upon enrollment, funding and/or class availability.
Applications are accepted until the position is filled.
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.
Equal Employment Policy
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
LACCD has served as educator to more than three million students for over 77 years. The Mission of the Los Angeles Community College District is to foster student success for all individuals seeking advancement, by providing equitable and supportive learning environments at our nine colleges. The District empowers students to identify and complete their goals through educational and support programs that lead to completion of 2 or 4-year degrees, certificates, trans, transfer, or career preparation.