Job Details

University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Position Number: 3281273
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Fashion & Textile Design

Title: Teaching Faculty in Sewn Construction and Fashion Design

Job Summary:

The Design Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a vibrant community that approaches design from a broad range of disciplinary and practice-based approaches, and supports a range of undergraduate (Textile and Fashion Design, Interior Architecture, third major underway) and graduate programs (MFA, PhD, and Masters of Design & Innovation). The Textile and Fashion Design Program, rooted in studio practice and cultural context, is currently undergoing a program revision to focus on producing graduates who are responsible, resourceful, and research-driven about the place of textiles and fashion in global societies, cultural, economies, and environments.

Within this context, this position is responsible for teaching foundational courses in the Textile and Fashion Design Program. The majority of this role is dedicated to teaching, including courses in sewn construction; patternmaking (ideally both paper patterns and digital); introductions to the design of apparel, accessories, and other sewn products; as well as contributing to training in career development, professional practice, and internship supervision.

For more information about this position or to apply, please visit the following position listing: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/514567/teaching-faculty-in-sewn-construction-and-fashion-design.

Education:

Terminal degree (eg, MFA), or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction (MA/MS), or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean.

Qualifications:

Required:
- Knowledge of creative and technical fashion design, including draping, pattern drafting, garment construction, and fitting, portfolio development
- Knowledge of presentation skills in the fashion industry, including fashion figure drawing and illustration
- Knowledge of appropriate equipment and technologies used for the production of garments, accessories, and other sewn products
- Knowledge of professional practice in fashion, including portfolio development
- Innovative teaching strategies for the topics above
- Strong written, oral, and online communication skills
- Knowledge of Adobe Suite applications

Preferred:
- Fashion industry or entrepreneurial experience
- Commitment to responsible production of textiles and fashion, e.g. striving for zero-waste ethos, circular economies, sustainability, etc.
- Knowledge of digital technologies for use in fashion design and construction, including CLO3D or equivalent
- Fashion industry skill sets such as trend forecasting and product development
- Familiarity with educational technology, including Canvas

Application Instructions:


To apply for this position you will need to upload the following:

1) a resume;
2) a cover letter that addresses your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above;
3) evidence of teaching;
4) a design portfolio;
5) a teaching philosophy that includes a statement of diversity and inclusion

Applicants will also be asked to provide contact information for three professional references, including a current supervisor, who can speak to their abilities as pertains to this position. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidate.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 15, 2022.

Additional Information:

DESIGN STUDIES DEPARTMENT: The Design Studies Department is a vibrant community that approaches design from a broad range of disciplinary and practice-based approaches, and supports a range of undergraduate (Textile and Fashion Design, Interior Architecture, third major underway) and graduate programs (MFA, PhD, and Masters of Design & Innovation). The Textile and Fashion Design Program, rooted in studio practice and cultural context, is currently undergoing a program revision to focus on producing graduates who are responsible, resourceful, and research-driven about the place of textiles and fashion in global societies, cultural, economies, and environments.

THE CENTER FOR DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE: The Center for Design and Material Culture is the primary destination for the multi-disciplinary study of material culture and design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with particular focus on the study of design, material culture, and textile. This vision is supported by the rich resources of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, two galleries, the Ruth Davis Gallery and the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, and the SoHE Innovation Studio.

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100 graduate students. See https://humanecology.wisc.edu/

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu






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