Career Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Design – Construction I, II and III, Beirut

Title: Adjunct Faculty

Discipline: Fashion Design

Campus: Beirut

Duration: AY 2021-2022

Profile

The Fashion Design Program in the School of Architecture & Design at the Lebanese American University is now accepting applications for an Adjunct Faculty, for the academic year 2021-2022, on its Beirut Campus. The School is seeking a faculty member to teach Apparel Construction at the various levels – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Applicants to this position should have prior experience in teaching, and would be required to teach the following courses:

FAS 345 Construction I

This studio course is a basic introduction to the techniques of fashion making, from hands-on craft and basic patternmaking to methods of measuring and sizing in translating design concepts into 3D form. Topics covered include: textile technology, layout drafting and cutting, draping to achieve basic garment components, as well as hand and machine sewing and finishing. Supplementary visits will be made to local factories to observe the process of producing garments on a mass quantity scale.

FAS 346 Construction II

This is an intermediate studio course in the technical construction of garments and accessories that supplements Fashion Design II. It introduces the pattern drafting and sewing techniques for challenging fabric choices that elaborate on knitwear - yarns, textures, extensible/stretch fabrics and micro fabrics, hybridization of textiles in structure, texture and connections. The course is also supported by guided tours to Couture Houses to observe how sophisticated garments are produced.

FAS 445 Construction III

In this advanced studio course, students will master the skills needed for the production of tailored garments. During the first part of the course, students will work on a standard jacket pattern towards the production of a jacket en toile. This includes use of interlinings, developing pocket types to shoulder pads and buttonholes, and applying correct methods for pressing and finishing. These skills consolidate previous exercises and underpin the standards required for the final project. The second part of the course will be dedicated to the production of garments in coordination with Fashion Design III.

Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor or Technical degree in Fashion Design or Fashion Technology, with professional experience. This position will be open in Fall 2021, which starts Mid-August.

Note: Given that this is a part-time position, the university cannot secure the candidate a work permit, if they do not have the legal right to work in Lebanon.

Application Process

Candidates should apply electronically by sending a Letter of Intent and their CV to: sard.jobs@lau.edu.lb

Applications deadline: April 30, 2021

Notifications will be sent by: May 30, 2021

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