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Lecturer, Fashion Illustration and Design

School of Art

Job description:

The School of Art 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) Lecturer in the Fashion program with an emphasis on Fashion Illustration and Design, beginning August, 2022. This position will serve online and/or in-person undergraduate students.

The School of Art seeks a candidate with a rich and varied skill set in the field of Fashion Illustration and Design. The successful candidate will have knowledge of design, illustration, studio practices and digital techniques within fashion. The successful candidate has experience teaching upper and lower division undergraduate, seminar and lecture courses online, hybrid, and in-person. The successful candidate will have experience working with a diverse student population and is able to communicate to students their progress, while recognizing their diversified backgrounds. The successful candidate has experience mentoring and advising students. The successful candidate will be able to utilize an online platform to organize their course work and facilitate grading. This position includes service responsibilities, which may include, but are not limited to curricular and academic affairs, communications, student recruitment and retention activities, as well as the onboarding and mentoring of fashion faculty and staff. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills and be able to effectively communicate and prioritize deadlines. Learn more about our Fashion program here: Fashion

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. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program nationally and located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. The Herberger Institute comprises the schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas to strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and to increase the capacity of artists 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: 

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Fine Arts degree
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with at least three years’ experience teaching in higher education
Desired qualifications: 

Desired qualifications:

  • Ability to teach all levels (upper-division and lower-division) of undergraduate courses
  • Ability to teach and develop online and hybrid courses
  • Proficient in fashion illustration techniques, including digital technologies
Instruction to apply: 

Instruction to apply:

 Please submit:

  • Letter of interest addressing the candidate’s creative activity, teaching, and administrative experience
  • Statement addressing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references
  • Evidence of creative work (website URL, social media presence, or up to 20 images)

All applications must be submitted electronically via apply.interfolio.com/105428

Application deadline: 

Application deadline:

The application deadline is May 28, 2022. 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.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

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. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

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