Assistant Professor of Fashion Communication and Promotion
The Fashion Department at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts seeks an Assistant Professor of Fashion Communication & Promotion for a FALL 2014 appointment. More senior rank will be considered based on experience and professional credentials. Combining a strong Liberal Arts core with professional courses, the Fashion majors at Lasell College have produced successful graduates. Our alumnae can be found in many high profile industry careers from designing for Burberry and Lil' Marc to occupying merchandising executive positions at companies such as Nordstrom and the TJX Corporation to becoming creative and successful entrepreneurs. With the help of faculty, fashion students at Lasell College create, manage and distribute an award winning bi-annual fashion and culture publication and e-zine, POLISHED Magazine (www.polishedfashion.com). In addition, the Fashion Department's annual fashion shows showcase over 400 student designs drawing a crowd of over 1,500 attendees.
Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in the applicant's area of expertise and could include; the use of social media and technology in the field of fashion communication, public relations, fashion magazine publishing, fashion advertising, styling, trend forecasting, or television. Successful candidates will demonstrate an avid interest in utilizing a project-focused approach to teaching. They must also show evidence of excellent teaching and student advocacy as well as professional development and productivity; be able to work collaboratively and productively with faculty, staff, and students; and a commitment to department and college service. Working closely with the department chair, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist in shaping the on-going development of the fashion communication and promotion curriculum.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA preferred. M.A., M.S. with at least 5 years of industry experience. Prior teaching in higher-education preferred.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of 3 references. (updated 09/24/13)