Assistant Professor or Instructor of Fashion Design
Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Thursday, November 4, 2021
About Albright College
Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity. In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.
Albright College, a liberal arts college in Reading, PA, is seeking a full-time tenure track faculty position for Assistant Professor of Fashion Design or Instructor of fashion design depending upon candidate credentials. Candidate should be student-centric and enthusiastic about contributing to the success of a well-established and growing fashion department serving a diverse student body. The ideal candidate is a versatile teacher, with demonstrated teaching excellence, able to synthesize practical and academic experiences within a liberal arts education. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and commitment to educating and support an inclusive, thriving and equitable community, in alignment with Albright's core values and mission. Proficiency in all aspects of fashion design is required, including knowledge and experience in conceptual design, 3D design, textiles, clothing construction, pattern drafting, draping, tailoring and product development.
Essential Job Functions:
Teaching current technology and methods in design and apparel product development to undergraduates, and contributing to the development and growth of the fashion department through industry connections and development of experiential learning experiences for students.
•Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable Albright community, as described in Albright College’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement.
•Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and other industry design software such as Optitex 2D/3D design.
•Demonstrated teaching experience and/or, in the case of instructor, current fashion industry experience in product development and design.
•Tenure Track candidate would possess a PhD, MFA or MA/MS with demonstration of significant scholarship and professional work in that field. Instructor candidates must hold a Master’s degree.
Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Applicants should upload the following documents with their application:
Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
- Evidence of Scholarship (Tenure Track applicants only)
- Portfolio of Design Work that supports industry software experience
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations, projects, etc.)
- 3 references
About Reading, Pa.
Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.