Faculty Position

Title of Position:
Adjunct Instructor, Knit Design Studio I

Status:
Part-time, one-semester contract

Department:
Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, School of Design and Engineering

Qualifications:
Successful candidates will have an excellent understanding of creative textile design and will be qualified to teach the courses as outlined below. Each position requires exceptional communication skills and experience providing design critiques. Industry experience that includes creative-concept development through product development is preferred. Experience teaching at the university level is preferred.

Education Required:
A master’s degree or five or more years of experience in the textile design industry is required. Familiarity with Passap equipment is required.

Responsibilities:
This faculty member will teach undergraduate students methods to create a range of texture and color effects within knit design. Independent needle selection and the use of the presser foot will be explored within design areas involving Jacquard, held-stitch and tuck-stitch structures. Design ideas will be developed through to swatch/sketch proposals suitable for sweater production.

Application Procedures:
Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, design statement and a list of three references with contact information to Academic Dean Mike Leonard, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, School of Design and Engineering, Philadelphia University, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497. Electronic submissions accepted; submit a single PDF by email to KanbarCollegeJobs@PhilaU.edu. In your cover letter, indicate the position for which you are applying.

Starting Date:
January 2017

Posting Date:
November 2016


Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.