Tenure-Track Faculty – Fashion Design

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Founded in 1873, and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), is the nation’s first and only independent, free-standing public college of art and design in the country. MassArt is an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, makers, educators, innovators and leaders striving to shape the future through art and design.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking candidates for one full-time, tenure-track faculty position, in the Fashion Department beginning fall of 2024. Our Fashion Design program explores the relationship between the classic principles of apparel design and bold innovations that drive the process of creation.

Position is governed by the MSCA collective bargain agreement

Salary: $66,000 – $74,000


You should be a FMA member in order to see a full vacancy and apply for the job.


  • Teaching undergraduate courses according to the current contract for full-time course load.
  • Advise, mentor, instruct, evaluate and motivate students.
  • Assess curriculum and develop syllabi through a process of evaluation and advancement
  • Commit to engaging and supporting a diverse and inclusive community
  • Cooperatively plan department and program initiatives
  • Participate in department events and activities – including but not limited to fashion shows, exhibits, review panels
  • Actively continue scholarship, research, creative and innovative practices
  • Participate in interdisciplinary programming opportunities with other departments
  • Fulfill duty to attend and engage in College-wide committees


Minimum Qualifications for the Position:

  • Master’s degree
  • Preferred candidate should have at least one degree in fashion design, (masters and/or undergraduate degree)
  • College-level teaching experience – a minimum of 3 years teaching fashion or related field courses
  • Professional experience in the fashion industry – a minimum of 5 years
  • Participation in relevant academic, professional or community affiliations and collaborations

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Needed:

  • Proficiency in creative fashion design, pattern drafting, draping, apparel construction, and illustration
  • Proficiency in design development – including 2D traditional and digital methods of sketching and storyboard development, 3D concepts and iterations, textiles and fabric properties
  • Knowledge of fashion industry trend forecasting, innovative practices, and research
  • Knowledge of fashion workroom and lab practices with industry machinery and CAD software
  • Practice with fashion promotion, presentation and visual communication
  • Procedures in apparel marketing, manufacturing, and mass-production practices

Preferred Experience:

  • Adobe software, Gerber, PLM, CLO
  • Sustainability, Life Cycle Analysis, material innovation, wearable technology
  • Cross-disciplinary experience in professional practice and/or teaching
  • Cultural and Global perspectives
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Practice
  • Textile Science and Surface Design
  • Fashion Design Categories – RTW, Sportswear, Knitwear, Costume, Bridal, Women’s, Men’s, Children’s, Avant garde, Couture, Custom, etc.
  • Accessories – handbags, footwear, millinery
  • Laser Cutting, Heat Bonding, 3D Printing

Preference will be given to applicants who apply before October 16, 2023.

Click HERE to apply.