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Lecturer in Fashion Design

University of North Texas k

Denton, TX

May 11
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Position Description:
The College of Visual Arts and Design at The University of North Texas (UNT) is accepting applications for a one-year appointment, full-time faculty position as an open-rank Lecturer (lecturer, senior lecturer, principal lecturer) in Fashion Design.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include fashion design studios and the span of the fashion design curriculum. The college’s standard teaching workload for lecturer

faculty is eight courses per academic year. Additional responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate students, service to the program, college, university, and the profession, professional development, and continued enhancement of the design department.

The University of North Texas (UNT)’s Department of Design is dedicated to fostering the success of its diverse population of faculty and students. It offers a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Design. The department’s commitment to diverse areas of inquiry is reflected in faculty creative scholarship, design research, and a curriculum that provides students with a broad understanding of the contemporary issues of design and material culture.

Start Date: August 2022

Minimum Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or related area with five years or more of fashion industry experience.
• Evidence of university-level teaching experience.
• Demonstrated evidence of a strong commitment to developing, strengthening, and enhancing diverse, equitable, and inclusive experiences.

Preferred Qualifications:
• An MFA/master’s degree in Fashion Design or related area.
• Ability to teach all levels (upper-division and lower-division) of undergraduate courses.
• Fluency in Adobe Creative Cloud software for digital product visualizations and presentation.
• Proficient in fashion illustration techniques, including digital technologies.
• Fluency in digital product development systems, such as Gerber AccuMark, or other digital patternmaking software systems. Experience with 3D visualizations, fitting, and model development is also a benefit.
• Fluency in design business systems and product development strategies, including product workflows and systems tracking (such as a Product Lifecycle Management System or similar software platform).

Application Procedures:
1. Cover letter outlining your professional qualifications and goals for professional growth, unique contributions you would bring to department/unit and college, and commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.
2. A teaching philosophy statement (750 words).
3. Curriculum vitae including a link to creative work and student work (up to 20 images).
4. Contact information for two references.

All applications must be submitted electronically via
Deadline: Review of application will begin on June 3, 2020 and continue until the position is closed.

University of North Texas

Fashion Design Program
The CVAD (College of Visual Arts and Design) BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) program in Fashion Design emphasizes conceptual design, technical design and technology, and apparel industry practices in a skill-building curriculum. As the sole Fashion Design BFA program in the Southwest region, our creative and diverse student population is sought after for employment in the fashion industry nationwide. Recent BFA graduates have gone to work for companies such as Alice + Olivia, Liz Claiborne, Dickies, Dillard’s, Fossil, Sag Harbor, JCPenney, Calvin Klein, Reed Krakoff, Ralph Lauren, Tandy Brands, Theory, Talbot’s, Gloria Vanderbilt, and White House Black Market.

College of Visual Arts and Design
Considered one of the leading visual arts and design schools in the nation, UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design is home to more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in NASAD and CIDA accredited programs including the BA, BFA, MA, and MFA in art education, art history, ceramics, communication design, drawing and painting, fashion design, interaction design, interdisciplinary art and design studies, interior design, metalsmithing and jewelry, new media art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and user-experience design, with certification offered in art museum education, and a Ph.D. offered in art education. It includes the Department of Art Education, Department of Art History, Department of Design, Foundations Program, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Program, and Department of Studio Art.

University of North Texas
Established in 1890, University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 42,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, and multi-year recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities with more than 10,000 Hispanic students, 6,000 African American students, 3,750 international students, 3,400 Asian/Pacific Islander students, and 500 Indigenous students. UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to building upon its foundation of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence. Located in Denton, TX at the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the college and university foster meaningful and socially-responsible partnerships with organizations throughout the DFW area.

Denton is home to two state universities (UNT and Texas Woman’s University) and an active Greater Denton Arts Council, which provides foundational support for Denton’s artists, K-12 students, and other local arts organizations and mounts exhibitions and programs at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Denton is also known for its live music scene, including the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, among other annual cultural events, such as the Denton Black Film Festival and identity-based organizations with whom UNT partners, such as OUTreach Denton and Dallas Dinner Table.