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Faculty job opportunity

Assistant Teaching Professor, Fashion, School of Art and ASU FIDM

School of Art


The School of Art and ASU FIDM in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks to hire a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month (academic year) Assistant Teaching Professor in the Fashion program with an emphasis on Fashion Design and Construction, beginning Spring, 2024. Position responsibilities include teaching/mentoring students and performing service activities. This position will be located on the ASU Phoenix campus.

ASU FIDM seeks candidates for our Downtown Phoenix program with a rich and varied skill set in the field of fashion with a focus on design. Successful candidates will demonstrate skills in fashion design and collection development. Skills should include flat pattern making, draping and apparel construction, technical product development, sketching, sewing and tailoring. This position will have service responsibilities, which may include, but are not limited to supervising, coordinating, mentoring, and assessing the instruction of teaching assistants and faculty associates within their assigned area.

About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. In 2022, ASU was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution and in 2023, ASU joined the prestigious Association of American Universities. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, is located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; and Music, Dance and Theatre; and ASU FIDM; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, and increasing the capacity of artists and designers to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

About the School of Art

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University prepares students for the creative and critical challenges of the global 21st century. Students are taught and mentored in an environment that values innovation, excellence and affordability. Our faculty’s active research allows us to offer a number of specialties unique to ASU and the southwest region. The School of Art has programs ranked nationally in the top 9 and our MFA program is ranked in the top 15 by U.S. News & World Report. Our facilities support a full range of artistic experimentation and exchange and include four public galleries. Our ties with the vibrant surrounding arts community are strong and include numerous internship opportunities and a robust visiting artist/scholar lecture series. For more information on the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.

Required Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in fashion design, or the combination of a BFA in Fashion Design and professional experience in the fashion industry
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with at least three years of experience teaching in higher education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach all levels (upper-division and lower-division) of undergraduate courses
  • Ability to teach and develop online and hybrid courses
  • Proficiency in flat pattern making, draping, and apparel construction, technical product development, sketching, sewing and tailoring

About ASU FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising)

ASU FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), is the fashion program within the School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. ASU FIDM is designed to prepare the next generation of fashion students. Students have the opportunity to learn from expert faculty with extensive industry knowledge and to work in cutting-edge facilities with professional equipment, both in downtown Phoenix and downtown Los Angeles. For more information on the School of Art and ASU FIDM, visit https://asufidm.asu.edu.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is December 20, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Evidence of creative work (website URL, social media presence, or up to 20 images)
  • Names and contact information for three references


All applications must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/135684

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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