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Lecturer-Fashion Technology
Arizona State University

Date Posted Jan. 24, 2018
Title Lecturer-Fashion Technology
University Arizona State University
Department School of Art
Application Deadline Feb. 20, 2018
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2018

  • Jan. 24, 2018
  • Lecturer-Fashion Technology
  • School of Art
  • Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
    United States
  • Feb. 20, 2018
  • Aug. 16, 2018
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Design - Fashion & Textile Design
    Art - General
    Fine Arts - General
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The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track appointment in Fashion at the Lecturer level beginning fall 2018.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.

Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States, and situated in the Sonoran Desert, the school supports a broad range of art practice and inquiry. Programs within the School of Art lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art with concentrations in art history, art studies, museum studies and fashion; an online BA in art history; Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art with concentrations in art education, drawing/painting, ceramics, fibers, intermedia, photography, printmaking, sculpture/metals/woods; Master of Arts (MA) in Art with concentrations in art history or art education; and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art. In addition, the school participates in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in Design, Environment and the Arts housed within the Herberger Institute. With several nationally ranked programs and one of the largest comprehensive art programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Art plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on both the Tempe and downtown Phoenix campuses.

The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate fashion technology related courses, lead capstone experiences in the School of Art’s fashion program, maintain professional and academic expertise and participate in undergraduate curriculum development.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA in fashion or equivalent terminal degree
  • Demonstrated proficiency in fashion design technologies including Adobe Creative suites and computer applications such as Gerber or Optitex
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience in fashion
  • Knowledge and experience in conceptual design, technical design and clothing construction including pattern drafting and design

Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated success in one or more of the following areas:

  • Ability to support the running and maintenance of fashion design studio and computer labs
  • Ability to guide students through a range of capstone development projects including collection development and research based projects that foster critical thinking and problem solving
  • Demonstrated awareness of sustainable design on domestic and international levels
  • Demonstrated record of professional experience, teaching and mentorship
  • 5 or more years of industry experience
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity in creative activity, teaching, recruitment and retention

Instructions to Apply: Please submit:

  • Letter of interest addressing teaching, work experience and vision for the future of fashion design and industry
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of scholarship and/or creative activity in the form of 20 images (.pdf or .jpg format, 1200 max pixel width)
  • Separate image list that includes name, title, date, size and medium for each work

To apply:
Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 20, 2018; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. Screening of candidates will begin immediately; for best consideration, application materials should arrive by the deadline.

For information about the School of Art, visit

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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  • Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at

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    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ


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