SCAD Atlanta seeks a full-time professor of fashion to join the internationally recognized fashion program and help tomorrow’s designers launch their careers. In this position, you will use your enthusiasm for mentoring exceptional students to teach the history of fashion as well as the technical skills necessary for students to hone their abilities. The SCAD fashion program has a strong partnership with several top brands, including Chanel, Dior, YSL, and more, who send representatives to work with SCAD students. From these professional collaborations to the annual SCAD FASHION shows that feature curated undergraduate and graduate work for star-studded audiences, the SCAD fashion program is also the runway from which tomorrow’s designers launch their careers.
The successful candidate has extensive experience in fashion design, including womenswear, menswear, knitwear, contemporary, and denim, among others. Strong technical sewing, flat pattern cutting, and draping skills are vital to this role, as is knowledge of the manufacturing process. The candidate should be proficient in concept development and innovation, from 2D to 3D, and have a broad knowledge of collection development, textiles, and other materials used in creating a final product.
The professor delivers courses at the highest quality, demonstrates model leadership, fosters a positive learning environment, fulfills departmental duties and contributes to the university’s mission and strategic goals. In addition to other duties and responsibilities required in the faculty handbook and the employment agreement, a professor teaches courses/contact hours as determined by their credentials, university needs and a signed employment agreement. The university, in its sole discretion, may assign the professor to a teaching or non-teaching position as stipulated in the employment agreement.
One of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., Atlanta provides professionals an ideal environment to live, work and play. Located in the heart of Midtown, SCAD Atlanta is home to a dynamic cultural landscape that includes theaters, museums, fine art galleries, bustling shops and countless green spaces, including Piedmont Park and Atlanta’s famed BeltLine. The capital of the New South, Atlanta provides both southern charm and the ebb and flow of an alpha city.
This job description does not change, modify or amend in any way the written, signed employment agreement between the professor and the university.
- Terminal degree or its equivalent in fashion or related discipline- University-level teaching experience preferred- Proficient with Zoom and fashion design software such as CLO and CAD- Ability to be credentialed according to SACS guidelines and/or justified to teach
Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Terminal degree in related discipline.- Teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.- Experience or knowledge of related industries.- Ability to be credentialed through SACS guidelines or justified to teach.
Work Hours: As noted in the Employment Agreement.
ADA Tag: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Special instructions to applicants: Note: Only complete packages will be considered. An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, resume or CV, and portfolio are required. For the portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, or a URL.
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