The College of Visual Arts and Design at The University of North Texas (UNT) is accepting applications for a one-year appointment, full-time faculty position as an open-rank Lecturer (lecturer, senior lecturer, principal lecturer) in Fashion Design.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include fashion design studios and the span of the fashion design curriculum. The college’s standard teaching workload for lecturer
faculty is eight courses per academic year. Additional responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate students, service to the program, college, university, and the profession, professional development, and continued enhancement of the design department.
The University of North Texas (UNT)’s Department of Design is dedicated to fostering the success of its diverse population of faculty and students. It offers a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Design. The department’s commitment to diverse areas of inquiry is reflected in faculty creative scholarship, design research, and a curriculum that provides students with a broad understanding of the contemporary issues of design and material culture.
Start Date: August 2022
• A bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or related area with five years or more of fashion industry experience.
• Evidence of university-level teaching experience.
• Demonstrated evidence of a strong commitment to developing, strengthening, and enhancing diverse, equitable, and inclusive experiences.
• An MFA/master’s degree in Fashion Design or related area.
• Ability to teach all levels (upper-division and lower-division) of undergraduate courses.
• Fluency in Adobe Creative Cloud software for digital product visualizations and presentation.
• Proficient in fashion illustration techniques, including digital technologies.
• Fluency in digital product development systems, such as Gerber AccuMark, or other digital patternmaking software systems. Experience with 3D visualizations, fitting, and model development is also a benefit.
• Fluency in design business systems and product development strategies, including product workflows and systems tracking (such as a Product Lifecycle Management System or similar software platform).
1. Cover letter outlining your professional qualifications and goals for professional growth, unique contributions you would bring to department/unit and college, and commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.
2. A teaching philosophy statement (750 words).
3. Curriculum vitae including a link to creative work and student work (up to 20 images).
4. Contact information for two references.
All applications must be submitted electronically via https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/58486
Deadline: Review of application will begin on June 3, 2020 and continue until the position is closed.