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Full-time Faculty Position in Production Management

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY
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Fashion Institute of TechnologyJob Posting: Full-time Faculty Position in Production Management
Full-time Faculty Position in Production Management

Category: Faculty

Department: 215 Production Management

Locations: New York, NY

Posted: Oct 15, 2021

Closes: Open Until Filled

Type: Full-time

Position ID: 138168


About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Production Management Department of the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.

The Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology educates students for management and leadership roles within the fashion and related creative industries. The curriculum integrates a deep appreciation of how markets, business environments, advanced business technology, and competition can be managed in a global context. The Baker School provides a professional faculty and business climate that enables students to be immediately valuable contributors to their industries.

The Baker School of Business and Technology collaborates with both the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts, whose courses help students to better understand themselves, others, and their place in an increasingly complex world. The Baker School cooperates to design curricular and educational experiences that help hone general skills and behaviors that employers increasingly demand: critical thinking and problem-solving skills, a strong sense of professional and ethical responsibility, social skills, the ability to work productively in teams, and good oral and written communications skills.

The vision of the School is to be the most academically recognized school of excellence where students come to learn about the business of the core industries that we serve-the creative, fashion, and design industries-and where industry, government, and associations see creative alliances for the development of ideas, solution innovation, future thinking, and problem-solving.

Seven of the ten Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is dedicated to promoting continuous improvement in the practice of business in every industry worldwide.

The Production Management Department educates students for management and leadership roles within the fashion and related creative industries. The curriculum integrates a deep appreciation of how markets, business environments, advanced business technology, and competition can be managed in a global context.

The Associate and Bachelor programs provide students with a solid foundation in business principles, practical in-classroom training with industry specific software, advanced manufacturing engineering concepts, and knowledge of manufacturing equipment.

The Production Management Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Job Description:

The ideal candidate will be expected to teach specialized manufacturing courses in information systems, cutting room processes, production technology, industrial engineering, facilities management, computer-based costing, and technical operation research applications as they relate to manufacturing.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of PDM or PLM software and must have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel and Access. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of 3D body scanning and printing, and have industry appropriate certifications, i.e. MOS, Six Sigma, etc.

Possess expertise in the areas of flexible materials/applications.
Work with Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software and introduce students to 3D modeling concepts (3D body scanning) and 3D printing.
Assist in curriculum development as it relates to new advances and innovations in manufacturing technology.

Lead other academic and industry research efforts.


Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of global issues and their impact on production management and the fashion industry.
  • Possess awareness of and engage students in the impact of cultural diversity in their careers.
  • Demonstrate the ability through industry experiences to balance theory and the practical application of knowledge in building the requisite skills to be successful.

Instructional Design
  • Adapt course content to adjust to developments in the field.
  • Maintain connections to industry that allow integration of professional practice with classroom learning.
  • Demonstrate the development of expertise in multiple areas over their professional career as disciplines and industry have changed.
  • Exhibit a passion for learning through scholarly research, professional consulting, and membership in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Emphasize the value of interdisciplinary learning.

  • Create and maintain a network of alumni and industry experts who can be called upon as resources for course and curriculum development, focus groups, guest speakers, internships, and placement opportunities for students.
  • Demonstrate active engagement in the profession in scholarly and creative expression.

  • Demonstrate commitment to maintaining currency in technological skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and experience with discipline-specific equipment, and computer hardware and software used in the industry.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree is required for hiring, with an earned Master's degree in an appropriate field of study required for tenure; and seven (7) years of demonstrated managerial experience with a global sourcing component or background. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A terminal degree in an area related to production management and operations research is preferred. Prior college-level teaching experience is preferred.

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be any combination of the classroom, lab, and/or office space. Certain roles may be required to handle machinery and chemicals. The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Additional Information:

This faculty position will begin in Fall 2022. Review of applications will commence November 2021, and continue until the position is filled. The salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.

Please note that a background check is required for appointment to this position.

For consideration, please provide:
  • Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position;
  • A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually. Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at:

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, national origin, gender, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals.

The College reserves the right to select one or more candidates after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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