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The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Fine Arts Department, School of Art and Design.
The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.
With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city’s art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The College continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.
The School of Art and Design offers 17 degree programs and is home to fashion majors, a breadth of visual communication majors and fields as unique as toy design and visual presentation and exhibition design.
Art and Design faculty are industry professionals and foster meaningful curriculum that seeks to maximize the creative and technical potential in each student. Each major in the School of Art and Design is committed to stimulating analytical and independent thinking and faculty are committed to enriching student knowledge of global influences. Faculty members prepare students for entry and advancement in art and design careers and provide a collaborative environment that offers a rich and diverse array of interdisciplinary art and design-related projects and competitions.
Please note that the College reserves the right to select one or more candidates after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Fine Arts Department provides the technical, experimental, and conceptual foundations of contemporary artistic expression and discourse, to guide aspiring visual practitioners -students passionate about their work and curious about ideas-to become bold innovators and skilled arts professionals, committed and ready to participate in building a meaningful 21st century creative community.
The Fine Arts Department seeks an artist in printmaking. The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate printmaking courses in intaglio, lithography, relief, screen print and digital technologies. Additional skills and teaching abilities in design, drawing, painting and/or photography are desired. The candidate must also possess the ability to leverage a strong foundation in traditional artistic skill and practice as a platform for more divergent thinking and innovation. We are open to hybrid forms of creative and interdisciplinary inquiry that will connect to other units in the Fine Arts Department and College. The ideal candidate must also have an established exhibition record and teaching experience at the college level.
The successful candidate should be a team-oriented leader who will play an active role with the Fine Arts Department in terms of curriculum development, facility management, and student mentorship, as well as cross-disciplinary collaboration throughout the College.
Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:
Master’s degree in Fine Arts required. Candidates are required to have a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience at the college level, in addition to a substantive exhibition record.
This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2018. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.
Please note that a background check is required for appointment to this position.
Online applications are required. To apply, please visit www.fitnyc.interviewexchange.com Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.
For consideration, please provide:
Please note due that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually. Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at www.fitnyc.edu.
FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual’s ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, national origin, gender, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals.