1+ months

Faculty Junior Studio

Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, California
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
Otis College of Art and Design
Full-Time Faculty, Junior Studio
Otis College of Art and Design, established in 1918, has been a national leader in art and design education for nearly 100 years. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, their skill and their vision.
Currently serving approximately 1,100 full-time students, Otis awards the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 11 majors and the Master of Fine Arts degree in 4 majors. The College is located on three campus sites: the main Goldsmith Campus in West Los Angeles, near Marina del Rey and the Los Angeles International Airport; and the Graduate Fine Arts Campus, located in Culver City.
Job Announcement:
Otis College of Art and Design is accepting applications for a full-time faculty appointment in the Fashion Design program. This position is responsible for teaching studio courses at the junior level. The position reports to the Chair of Fashion Design.
Otis offers competitive compensation and benefits. Initial placement in rank is recommended by the Search Committee and requires review and approval of the Chair of the Rank & Promotion Committee and the Provost. The College does not grant faculty tenure; this is a renewable full-time faculty appointment subject to annual renewal based on a performance review. The anticipated start date is August 31, 2020.
Department Information:
Otis’ Fashion Design program provides students with rigorous learning experiences developing and editing ideas that address specific design challenges. Students become educated and practiced in all aspects of the design process as they work with current designers and expert faculty.
For more information about the program offered in Fashion Design at Otis College of Art and Design, visit our website at: http://www.otis.edu/fashion-design.
Essential Duties Summary
• Hold a full-time studio contact hour load and teach a minimum of 18 contact hours per week.
• Provide a minimum of 6 hours on average per week in service to the department and the College (i.e., serving on college-wide committees, attending faculty meetings) as assigned by the Chair.
• Mentor students in assigned classes including student advisement.
• Provide guidance and direction to teaching assistants and part-time faculty. Schedule, assign, and prioritize workloads. Set appropriate deadlines. Monitor classroom studios.
• Develop curricular materials and course syllabi.
• Participate in classroom set-ups.
• Participate in administrative duties such as documentation of student attendance, student learning, College assessment, and submission of grades in a timely manner.
• Enhance the visibility of the department through on- and off-campus events.
• Other duties as assigned by the Chair.
Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
• BA or BFA degree in fashion design or related field preferred or combination of education and relevant industry experience as substitute for minimum education.
• Fashion industry experience.
• Extensive knowledge and experience to interpret designer level sketches.
• Demonstrated ability to teach college-level studio courses. At least 5 years of college-level teaching experience in Fashion industry-related classes at an accredited college is strongly preferred.
• Extensive knowledge and demonstrated ability in flat pattern drafting, draping, sewing, and garment construction.
• An understanding of moderate fashion sportswear and dresses is required.
• Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.
• Strong administrative skills are required.
• Must be able to work creatively and effectively with a diverse student body as part of a team of professional designers/educators.
Posted: 2020-09-02 Expires: 2020-12-01

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Faculty Junior Studio

Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, California

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