Full-Time Faculty Position in Materials Science

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, New York (US)
Sep 29, 2017
Oct 29, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design and business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Science and Mathematics 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 Science and Mathematics seeks to develop students' scientific and mathematical literacy, as well as critical thinking abilities. Using a variety of instructional delivery methods and appropriate technologies, faculty provide students with the analytical skills needed to locate and evaluate technical, scientific and quantitative information so that they may contribute to and succeed in the global society.

Job Description:

Please note that 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 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Department of Science and Mathematics seeks a broadly trained materials scientist with experience in applications of chemistry and physics. Teaching responsibilities include courses within area of specialty as well as materials/applications in chemistry and physics courses. Additional responsibilities include participation in the further development of courses for a minor in Materials Science (and future programs), development/revision of curriculum, and other scholarly work.


Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:


  • Demonstrate appreciation for cultural diversity and sensitivity to all racial, ethnic, religious and social groups, and incorporates this understanding into teaching and learning situations involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines.
  • Enrich student learning by bringing global interests and issues into the classroom.
  • Participate in the sustainability minor and bring global perspectives based on content related to the biological sciences.

Instructional Design

  • Create updates to science curriculum.
  • Demonstrate ability to create applied STEM examples for the classroom.
  • Create cross-curricular course(s) within the science disciplines.

Learning Enrichment

  • Demonstrate capability in utilizing a variety of classroom instructional delivery methods including classroom lecture, online teaching, and hybrid teaching.
  • Demonstrate capability in utilizing methodologies including collaboration, group work, active learning, team project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching.
  • Facilitate in students' acquisition of information and knowledge about science.
  • Exhibit a love of science, communicating and instilling that passion in students.
  • Develop students' critical thinking and problem solving skills, students' scientific literacy, and their ability to understand scientific information.


  • Maintain active involvement in a scholarly field in an area of science or science education.
  • Participate/write in science publications, present at science conferences, and maintain collaborations with other scholars in the STEM fields.
  • Pursue grant opportunities in STEM-related areas.


  • Utilize course management systems and demonstrate capability in utilizing science multimedia technology in the classroom.
  • Educate students in effective gathering, assessing, and use of electronic information for scientific research.
  • Understand evolving technologies for delivering science content, and be able to integrate these new technologies in the classroom.

Candidates must have a PhD in the appropriate scientific discipline by the date of appointment (August 20, 2018). Evidence of scholarly achievement, professional activities and teaching experience required.  The successful candidate will exhibit clear promise for the development and delivery of innovative undergraduate science curriculum. Applicants in related areas specialization such as chemistry, green chemistry and physics are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2018. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled, The salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and experience.

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

Application Instructions:

Applications without all application materials will not be considered.

For consideration, please provide:

  • Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • 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 www.fitnyc.edu.

To apply online, please go to:


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, titleix@fitnyc.edu.

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