Lebanese American University

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Part-Time Instructor, Fashion Design (Contour Design)

School of Architecture and Design
Department: Art & Design
Campus: Beirut
Vacancy Date: Summer

The Department of Art & Design at the School of Architecture & Design invites applicants for a Part-Time Instructor position for summer 2017.

The candidate should have a Fashion Design Contour/Sportswear specialism or equivalent degree, as well as being a dedicated and enthusiastic professional. Ability to fit in and become part of a team is essential. She/he should combine teaching skills with an outstanding record in Contour (swimwear) practice and she/he should be aware of the latest trends. The candidate should have specialist knowledge of traditional and non-traditional outcomes for Contour/Swimwear and associated design and cutting skills.

Contour Design 3 credits

This studio introduces the specialist area of swimwear and related garments as well as stretch fabrics such as jersey and Lycra. Technical skills and considerations for working with high stretch fabrics that support the body are explored, whilst historical context forms part of the research students undertake, along with a review of the current market in developing concept, designs and range. This is especially of interest for designers who wish to expand their knowledge of this growing market within the region. Students learn through demonstrations, practical exercises and tutorials in the development of directional garments.

For more information on the program, check the following link:

Minimum Requirements: Fashion Design degree with teaching experience in Contour and swimwear design.

Duration of position: This position is open for summer 2017 (May 24 till July 17)

Application Process: Candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of intent outlining their particular design pedagogy, the courses which they are qualified to teach, a CV with names of three references, and the following:

  1. Professional portfolio with examples of design projects (PDF, 15 pages maximum)
  2. Teaching portfolio with examples of syllabi and students’ work (PDF, 15 pages maximum)

The application should be sent by email to: sard.jobs@lau.edu.lb, specifying the job title in the subject line.

Applications deadline: March 25, 2017.

Notifications will be sent by: April 10, 2017.

The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York. Information about the University can be found at http://www.lau.edu.lb

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