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Full-Time Faculty Position In Social Sciences

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Fashion Institute Of Technology New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

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 Social Sciences Department, School of Liberal Arts.

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 School of Liberal Arts provides the foundation for an FIT degree, committed to providing a broad-based general education for FIT students, integrating traditional academic study with career preparation. Home to seven academic departments, 17 minors, and two interdisciplinary majors, our faculty prepare students to become reflective, critical, and engaged citizens of the world. Committed to scholarship, academic service and student-centered instruction, faculty members foster an understanding of diverse cultures and international perspectives as well as an appreciation for the richness and changing composition of American culture.

The Department of Social Sciences seeks to create and nurture an environment of innovative, interdisciplinary learning that enables students to develop diverse and multicultural perspectives so that they will be better prepared to function in a complex and global society. Courses are offered in economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. Due to this multidisciplinary composition, the Department of Social Sciences is uniquely positioned to offer many and varied courses designed to increase students' understanding and appreciation of the historical and contemporary diversity of national and global society.

Job Description:

"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 CBA."

The Social Sciences Department seeks to fill a full-time position in Economics, The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to curricular innovation and program growth; contribute to a coherently articulated program of instruction in Economics across varying levels of competency; design, prepare implement and evaluate syllabi; assist with the development and administration of assessment instruments; participate in professional development programs, mentor students; and engage in departmental and college service. The successful candidate should demonstrate a concrete record of research and publication, excellence in teaching and a record of engagement in departmental and college service.


Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:


  • Demonstrate an awareness of global economic issues and their impact on the economics discipline.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the international connections within the local and regional community.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in global settings with international colleagues.

  • Demonstrate appreciation for cultural diversity and has a positive approach to cultural differences.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work within, support, and maintain productive relationships in multicultural environments and models of inclusive behaviors for students.

  • Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to all racial, ethnic, religious and social groups, and incorporate this understanding into instructional and learning experiences.

  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and balance differing world views based upon a deep knowledge and awareness of other people, countries, cultures and beliefs.

  • Incorporate the values of sustainability and ecology in to the learning process.

Instructional Design

  • Design and deliver course content that reflects a balance between classic thought, contemporary practice, and the state of the art in one's field.

  • Design and deliver coursework in a manner that links learning objectives across disciplines and reflects how work is performed in industry.

  • Integrate course concepts with related curricula, disciplines, and professional practice.

  • Design and deliver coursework that integrates knowledge in the context of an art and design school.

  • Balance both theory and the practical application of knowledge, to include building skills that are necessary to be successful in a profession.

  • Create learning experience that requires collaborative exercises, real world problem solving, and a skills-based approach to learning.

  • Adapt course content to adjust to changing industry, global, and consumer trends while respecting local issues and challenges.

  • Design classroom and other learning experiences that foster critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy skills, and creativity.

  • Utilize instructional variety in order to accommodate students of difference learning styles, abilities, demographics, or diversity.

  • Maintain industry relevancy that allows integration of professional practice with classroom learning.

Learning Enrichment

  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods to improve student learning.

  • Embrace and utilize emerging forms of pedagogy in economics, where appropriate, such as team teaching, online teaching, interdisciplinary methods, active learning, etc.

  • Teach students how to integrate, synthesize, and utilize information in the economics disciplines.

  • Develop students' information literacy skills and how to identify, locate, select, organize, evaluate, and present information appropriately.

  • Facilitate the development of students' critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills, as well as critical analysis and thoughtful skepticism.

  • Encourage student interaction, collaboration, teamwork and cooperation in the learning process.

  • Demonstrate the ability to inspire student interest, curiosity, imagination, creativity, and love of learning.

  • Demonstrate the ability to support different student learning styles and abilities.

  • Embrace the emerging roles of faculty as facilitators, mentors, integrators, and decipherers of information and knowledge.


  • Demonstrate understanding and mastery of established and emerging economic practices and their importance to FIT graduates.

  • Demonstrate currency and active engagement in the economics discipline.

  • Engage in creative or scholarly activities in the economics discipline.

  • Model professional behavior that prepares student[s] for entry into the field of economics.

  • 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.

  • Maintain positive, helpful, supportive, respectful, collegial and teamwork-oriented relationships and other professionals.

  • Support FIT, its mission, goals, and initiatives through both classroom and non-classroom activities.


  • Incorporate instructional technology into[the] delivery of course material and learning experiences.

  • Utilize learning experiences that expose students to the uses of technology in their chosen discipline, industry, or profession.

  • Utilize technology appropriately to communicate with, and engage students in learning outside of the classroom.

  • Understand and appreciate the advantages and limitations of using technology for compiling, organizing, analyzing, and synthesizing information.

  • Utilize technology and electronic information effectively to enhance one's professional productivity in areas that include communication, collaboration, research, and problem resolution, as well as enhancement of personal performance.

Candidates should have a PhD in Economics by the date of appointment (August 19, 2019). An interest in and familiarity with Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Fashion Economics are highly desirable and consideration will be given to candidates in these specializations.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2019. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 1, 2018. Salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience. Online applications are strongly encouraged. Please note applications without all application materials will not be considered.

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

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please provide:

  • Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position;

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume.

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness;

  • Statement of teaching philosophy;

  • A brief sample of related academic writing; and

  • A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.

Please note due 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, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), 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. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

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Full-Time Faculty Position In Social Sciences

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Fashion Institute Of Technology