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Part-Time Instructor, Fashion Design (Pattern Cutting, Construction)

School of Architecture and Design
Department: Art & Design
Campus: Beirut
Vacancy Date: Fall 2017

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

The candidate should have a Fashion Design or equivalent degree, as well as being a dedicated and enthusiastic professional. Ability to fit in and become part of a team is also essential with inter-connected studios and tight deadlines. She/he should combine teaching skills with an outstanding record in fashion practice. The candidate requires specialist knowledge of traditional and non-traditional outcomes for garments through creative cutting and construction methodologies.

The candidate should be able to to teach the following courses:

Pattern Cutting I
4 credits

This studio introduces the core principles of pattern cutting at a professional industry level and its role in the design process. The requirements of pattern making include accuracy, using basic blocks and the correct way to annotate patterns as the starting point of this course. Demonstrations take the student through a series of exercises aimed at developing understanding of how pattern manipulation impacts on the silhouette and detail of a garment. The second half of the semester is spent developing individual design concepts from Fashion Design I and gives the opportunity to put into practice principles learned, including crucially how garments fit the human body. Through this process students will gain an appreciation of how interpretation from 2D ideas can achieve varied outcomes. Students learn through demonstrations, practical exercises and tutorials.

Construction I
3 credits

This workshop introduces the sewing lab and a variety of industrial equipment and machinery. The ability to use machinery with confidence and accuracy is essential to success for any new fashion designer; to understand appropriate finishing and construction techniques allows design ideas to be presented to a professional standard. During the first half of the semester students are given an induction and shown how to safely use the machinery in the production of samples. Workshop exercises cover a wide variety of sampling from the basic seams, zip insertions, the considerations of working with fabrics of different weights and properties through to the production of garment prototypes that are based on creative practice in Fashion Design I and Pattern Cutting I. Health and safety procedures and the ability to use machinery with care are essential requirements of this workshop. Students learn through demonstrations, practical workshop exercises and individual guidance.

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

Minimum Requirements: Fashion Design degree with teaching experience in pattern cutting and construction.

Duration of position: This position will open in fall 2017 on a part time basis

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: June 10, 2017.

Notifications will be sent by: July 10, 2017.

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