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Position Title:Professional Lecturer in Fashion Merchandising & Entrepreneurship
Posting Number:1092
Department:Fashion Program
Type of Position:Full Time
Classification:Faculty
Duration of Position:9 Month
Work Schedule:M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM
Number of Hours Per Week:37.5
Number of Position Openings:1
Brief Summary:

The Fashion Program and the School of Communication & the Arts invite applicants for a non-tenure-track, full-time, Professional Lecturer Position, commencing Fall 2017.  Primary duties include teaching undergraduate courses from introductory to advanced levels of merchandising theory, retailing, e-commerce, buying, planning and allocation, product lifecycle management software, excel, and other concepts relevant to the business of fashion, as well as mentoring senior-level capstone projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong analytical and creative skill set, deep knowledge of the latest disruptions within the fashion industry, and the ability to teach and critique student work based on standards of the fashion industry.  The Fashion Program within the School of Communication & the Arts offers a BFA in Fashion Design, and a BS in Fashion Merchandising with concentrations available in Business, Fashion Promotion, and Product Development and is nationally and internationally recognized for program excellence.  To learn more about the Fashion Program, please visit http://www.marist.edu/fashion

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach four course sections per semester.  Course topics may include some or all of the following:  Fashion in Culture & Commerce, Retailing, E-Commerce, Mobile Consumer, Buying, Planning & Allocation, Branding & Licensing, Global Merchandising Concepts, and Senior Capstone Project.  Faculty are also strongly encouraged to create new courses within emerging industry directions and technologies, and collaborate with students via independent study and research projects. 
  • Additional duties include student advising, and faculty support for the production of the annual Marist Silver Needle Runway production and the annual Marist Fashion Magazine. 
  • This post also requires evaluation of application projects by prospective students, and mentoring students involved in national scholarship competition entries.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred.  A Bachelor’s degree, supported by extensive high level experience in the fashion industry will also be considered.  Teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should have strong technical and aesthetic skills, and the ability to teach a diverse range of technology with flexibility and grace.

Required Applicant Documents:Resume, Cover Letter, References, Teaching Philosophy
Position Open Date:04/28/2017

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