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TEACHING FACULTY IN SEWN CONSTRUCTION AND FASHION DESIGN

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 263000-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:SOHE/DESIGN STUDIES
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Instruction of For-credit Courses

Job Summary:

The Design Studies Department is a vibrant community that approaches design from a broad range of disciplinary and practice-based approaches, and supports a range of undergraduate (Textile and Fashion Design, Interior Architecture, third major underway) and graduate programs (MFA, PhD, and Masters of Design & Innovation). The Textile and Fashion Design Program, rooted in studio practice and cultural context, is currently undergoing a program revision to focus on producing graduates who are responsible, resourceful, and research-driven about the place of textiles and fashion in global societies, cultural, economies, and environments.

Within this context, this position is responsible for teaching foundational courses in the Textile and Fashion Design Program. The majority of this role is dedicated to teaching, including courses in sewn construction; patternmaking (ideally both paper patterns and digital); introductions to the design of apparel, accessories, and other sewn products; as well as contributing to training in career development, professional practice, and internship supervision.

Responsibilities: Teaching Faculty I (TL025)
Teaching Faculty II (TL026)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Required
Terminal degree (eg, MFA), or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction (MA/MS), or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean

Qualifications:

Required
- Knowledge of creative and technical fashion design, including draping, pattern drafting, garment construction, and fitting, portfolio development
- Knowledge of presentation skills in the fashion industry, including fashion figure drawing and illustration
- Knowledge of appropriate equipment and technologies used for the production of garments, accessories, and other sewn products
- Knowledge of professional practice in fashion, including portfolio development
- Innovative teaching strategies for the topics above
- Strong written, oral, and online communication skills
- Knowledge of Adobe Suite applications

Preferred
- Fashion industry or entrepreneurial experience
- Commitment to responsible production of textiles and fashion, e.g. striving for zero-waste ethos, circular economies, sustainability, etc.
- Knowledge of digital technologies for use in fashion design and construction, including CLO3D or equivalent
- Fashion industry skill sets such as trend forecasting and product development
- Familiarity with educational technology, including Canvas

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:

The School of Human Ecology will not sponsor work visas for this position, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

DESIGN STUDIES DEPARTMENT: The Design Studies Department is a vibrant community that approaches design from a broad range of disciplinary and practice-based approaches, and supports a range of undergraduate (Textile and Fashion Design, Interior Architecture, third major underway) and graduate programs (MFA, PhD, and Masters of Design & Innovation). The Textile and Fashion Design Program, rooted in studio practice and cultural context, is currently undergoing a program revision to focus on producing graduates who are responsible, resourceful, and research-driven about the place of textiles and fashion in global societies, cultural, economies, and environments.

THE CENTER FOR DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE: The Center for Design and Material Culture is the primary destination for the multi-disciplinary study of material culture and design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with particular focus on the study of design, material culture, and textile. This vision is supported by the rich resources of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, two galleries, the Ruth Davis Gallery and the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, and the SoHE Innovation Studio.

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100 graduate students. See https://humanecology.wisc.edu/ 

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu 

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

To apply for this position you will need to upload the following:

1) a resume;
2) a cover letter that addresses your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above;
3) evidence of teaching;
4) a design portfolio;
5) a teaching philosophy that includes a statement of diversity and inclusion

Applicants will also be asked to provide contact information for three professional references, including a current supervisor, who can speak to their abilities as pertains to this position. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidate.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 15, 2022.

Contact:

Michelle Hamilton
mehamilton4@wisc.edu
608-263-3735
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

Teaching Faculty I(TL025) or Teaching Faculty II(TL026)

Department(s):

A273100-SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY/DESIGN STUDIES

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

263000-AS

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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