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Stevenson University
  • Position Number: 4067958
  • Location: Stevenson, MD
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Fashion & Textile Design

Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Design

Stevenson University

Adjunct faculty at Stevenson University will engage in teaching activities in accordance with the University's faculty workload policies. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the School of Design's B.S. Fashion Design program and may include courses in the B.S. Fashion Merchandising degree program. Course assignments include technical fashion design courses (using CAD and/or Adobe Creative Suite software and garment construction equipment) and fashion design lecture courses.

Department: School of Design, Arts, and Communication: Fashion Design

Masters degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising/Marketing, Apparel Design or related discipline plus two years of teaching experience at the college level or equivalent combination of education and experience. MFA or Ph.D. and professional fashion design and/or retail experience preferred.

  • Ability to develop and teach wide-ranging technical and lecture-based fashion design courses that prepare students for a career in industry. (Courses could include: fashion illustration, garment construction, draping, patternmaking, portfolio, product development, history of fashion, textiles and fashion writing).
  • Ability to develop and teach a wide range of fashion merchandising courses that prepare students for a career in the fashion business (Courses could include: fashion and culture, retailing, sourcing and logistics, merchandising math, portfolio and visual merchandising).
  • Established teaching ability in the areas of fashion design and fashion merchandising.
  • Experience using software: Adobe Creative Suite, CAD (Gerber Accumark), Microsoft applications, web publishing tools, social media.
  • Courses require strong technology and organizational skills and experience working with Blackboard, Bluejeans, Zoom or a similar platform.
  • Ability to demonstrate a wide range of design skills including safe operation of all sewing machinery, cutting, and pressing equipment.
  • Proven ability to develop effective course materials including syllabi, lessons, demonstrations, lectures and workshops for students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to create inclusive learning experiences that will help undergraduate students to develop professionally, intellectually, and socially.
  • Ability to work with students of varying preparation and abilities, diverse backgrounds, and practice inclusive pedagogy.
  • Demonstrated student-centered approach to teaching, and a commitment to student achievement.
  • Ability to assess student performance and learning.
  • Commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community.
  • Well-developed organizational, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues sharing ideas, equipment, resources, and space
  • Ability to travel between campuses.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Physical Requirements:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Position requires sitting and standing for extended periods of time and the ability to speak clearly and effectively for an extended period of time. Requires physical abilities consistent with a busy college environment on a campus with building and studio spaces separated by some distance. Requires work with sewing, ironing, and garment production equipment, computers, monitors, copy machines and other office equipment is required.

Essential Functions:
  • Engage in instructional activity totaling no more than 18 contact hours per academic year (August through May), with no more than 9 contact hours taught in an individual semester.
  • Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, or hybrid or online courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies; reviewing written examinations and papers; evaluating presentations and projects; providing academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
  • Other responsibilities include writing syllabi; reading and responding to emails promptly; grading course work within a time frame that enables the student to incorporate feedback on their next assignment; timely submission of mid-term and final grades, attendance verification, academic alerts, and other reports as requested; and alerting appropriate university personnel to student problems on a timely basis.
  • Complete training or professional development as required by the University.
  • Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public. Follow all faculty and program policies outlined by the School and the University.
  • Undertake efforts to incorporate inclusive teaching practices including, but not limited to: ensuring course content reflects diverse perspectives in society and the world; ensuring course resources are accessible; using inclusive language; modeling and supporting the value of diverse viewpoints; soliciting and responding to student feedback; empowering all students to have a voice and representation; and providing regular and documented feedback.
  • Every faculty member is guaranteed academic freedom in accordance with the statement on academic freedom and responsibilities of faculty members, as set forth in the Stevenson University Policies.
  • Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening, online or hybrid classes.
  • Meeting classes for the full class time during the scheduled dates and times is expected.

Reports To: Program Coordinator

Work Location: Owings Mills North

Position Category: Faculty

Position Type:

Months/Year: 9

Hrs/Week: Varies based on assigned courses

FLSA: Exempt

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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