Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, seeks candidates for tenure-track Assistant Professor of Fashion Management and Social Justice in the School of Fashion.
Parsons’ School of Fashion is committed to educating the next generation of fashion design and business leaders to embed social justice and environmental sustainability in the fashion system. Consistently ranked as one of the top design schools in the world, we offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design, Associate Degrees in Fashion Design as well as in Fashion Marketing and Communication, a Master of Fine Arts in Textiles, a Master of Professional Studies in Fashion Management, and a Master of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Society.
We seek candidates who can help us lead a new era of fashion marketing and management education by cultivating a deep understanding of how business practice can advance social and climate justice. Candidates should have general expertise in fashion management with a focus on supply chains, marketing, communications, leadership, digital fashion and technology, business models and/or entrepreneurship in relation to racial justice and Indigenous resurgence; and/or plus-size, disability and/or LGBTQ2S+ communities; and/or environmental sustainability from an intersectional perspective. We particularly invite candidates whose scholarship, research and/or professional practice demonstrates a commitment to intersectional Indigenous, Black, and/or People of Color and/or LGBTQ+ communities.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
The work of this faculty member is divided between (1) teaching, (2) scholarship or professional/creative practice, and (3) university service. The standard teaching load is five courses––or the equivalent––per academic year. Within their field of expertise, the faculty member may be expected to teach First Year and undergraduate as well as graduate courses, to majors and non-majors. They will hold regular office hours, and participate in extracurricular teaching activities such as critiques, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, and advising. University service includes program, Parsons, and New School assignments on committees and task forces, and as program directors or associate directors with a reduced teaching load. All faculty are expected to be engaged with scholarship or professional/creative practice at a level commensurate with their faculty rank.
This faculty position is on a tenure track. The terms and conditions of this faculty appointment, including guidelines for advancement, promotion, and tenure, are governed by The New School policies set forth in the The New School Full-Time Faculty Handbook. Tenure-track candidates are expected to demonstrate the potential for excellence in research, scholarship, and/or creative professional practice. All hiring is subject to Provost budgetary approval.
A graduate degree in fashion management, fashion communications, fashion studies or a relevant fashion or business discipline; or equivalent experience (such as experiences in the fashion industry, fashion entrepreneurship and/or community work).
At least 1 year teaching experience at the university level.
At least 1 year professional experience in the fashion, design and/or creative fields.
Evidence of teaching and/or professional work/practice that advances inclusion and/or sustainability from an intersectional perspective in and through fashion management.
Emerging research, scholarship and creative practice program that centers inclusion and/or sustainability from an intersectional perspective in and through fashion management, or potential to develop this program, with an international impact.
Experience in higher education academic setting, with a working knowledge of curriculum development, student support, and management.
Strong interest in working collaboratively across Parsons and the University.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as a collaborator or lead.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively.
Evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, research, scholarship, creative practice, or other experience.
Evidence of cross-cultural communication skills in teaching, research, scholarship, creative practice, or other experience.
Evidence of demonstrated interest in building the ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds, to develop and nurture the individual student’s abilities, and a strong commitment to progressive education. This evidence can be in a candidate’s teaching, research, scholarship, creative practice, or other experience.
Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy.
Evidence of demonstrated commitment to intersectional Indigenous, Black, and/or People of Color communities in academic and/or professional practice.
Experience teaching English language learners, students from low income backgrounds, and first generation college students.
University-level teaching that includes a combination of core requirements, studios, seminars and/or tutorials, at the graduate levels.
Experience with / commitment to curricular and community-building work for first-year college students; capacity to lead in the context of a first-year studies program.
On-Campus Position: Faculty are expected to work on-campus due to the nature of the work in accordance with the University policies as set forth in the Full-Time Faculty Handbook.
$94,000 - $119,000 per annum
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials, such as digital portfolio/work samples.
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
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