Part-Time Faculty | School of Fashion



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Job description

Position Availability: ASAP

Requisition Number: 0306071238

Location: New York City

Position Type: Part Time Faculty

Position Status: Part-Time

Department: PSD/Faculty


Parsons School of Fashion at The New School University is seeking applicants with a diverse range of skills, backgrounds and interests within their professional work, creative practice, teaching philosophies, and lived experiences to teach courses centering Indigenous knowledge, Land-based practices, and fashion systems.

The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.

Applicants should have knowledge and expertise in Indigenous Fashion from a contemporary perspective and be able to teach to a diverse student body from varying disciplines across the New School, with a broad range of understanding of Indigenous knowledges and Land-based Practices. We are looking to inform students of a more holistic view of fashion, fashion as community, fashion as a form of visual communication and expression of one’s identity and sense of belonging. These courses are practice based, so students will learn new approaches to fashion systems and Land engagements based on reverence and respect, altering the way fashion designers see the world. This curriculum aims to challenge the deeply entrenched systems of domination and over-exploitation of natural resources within the field of fashion production and processes of making. In hopes of centering Indigenous knowledge, worldviews and theory to guide and inform new approaches to slow design and zero-waste applications within current fashion methodologies.

Studio Hourly Rate: $105/contact hr

Seminar Hourly Rate: $136/contact hr

Work Mode: On-Campus

Minimum Qualifications

Baseline qualifications required across all courses:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • 3-5 years of University-level teaching or equivalent industry experience.
  • Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy and requirements.

Job Family: Parsons

How to apply

Apply online

Please Submit the Following :

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter*
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Brief Statement sharing your experience with Diversity and Equity in the classroom and/or in a professional capacity

*In your cover letter please include the topic areas in which you would be able to teach.

Open Until Filled: Yes