Career Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Design – Fashion History, 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 one faculty member to teach the following History and Theory courses in Fashion Design:

FAS 371 History of Fashion [3-0, 3 Cr.]

This course is a survey of the development of fashion design through different periods and cultures, with a particular emphasis on the modern period, beginning with industrialization. Through a series of lectures, the social, cultural, and economic factors are discussed in parallel with major art movements that affected the development of fashion. The course will conclude with a survey of contemporary developments in fashion design around the world with a focus on major names and brands, and their impact across different cultures.

FAS 372 Fashion Studies [3-0, 3 Cr.]

This course introduces students to the multidisciplinary field of Fashion Studies that accompanied the expansion of the fashion industry globally. The course addresses the theoretical aspects of fashion design in relation to culture and society and in light of emerging issues affecting design. The course is based on theoretical lectures and readings of key texts by art historians, cultural and social critics; examining reflections on fashion design in a critical way. The course centers on material culture with visual artifacts as reflective of personal, social and political contexts of interpretation. Students engage with the analytical, rhetorical, written and presentation skills necessary for meaningful personal research and further employ inter-disciplinary strategies that define philosophy and visual identity. Class sessions will include seminar-type discussions around specific themes such as the modern body, contemporary representations, fashion and gender, fashion and identity, cultural constraints, among other thematic ideas to encourage students to articulate a personal position towards issues of contemporary relevance.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or a related discipline, with teaching experience in this specific area of history & theory of design. This position will be open in Fall 2021, which starts around August 20, 2021.

Application Process

Candidates should apply electronically by sending a Letter of Intent outlining their teaching pedagogy, CV, in addition to samples of syllabi of courses taught in this field and, if available, articles published in this area.

The application should be sent to: sard.jobs@lau.edu.lb

Applications deadline: May 21, 2021

Notifications will be sent by: June 21, 2021

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. Adjunct faculty may not hold another teaching position concurrently outside LAU.

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