Career Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Design – Pattern Cutting I, II and III, Beirut

Title: Adjunct Faculty

Discipline: Fashion Design

Campus: Beirut

Duration: AY 2021-2022


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 Pattern Design at the various levels – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Applicants to this position should have prior professional experience, and would be required to teach the following courses:

FAS365 Pattern Cutting I 

This studio course introduces the basic tools of technical design that allow the development of design ideas into 3D fabric prototypes. Students are introduced to the core principles of patternmaking [drafting, measuring, fitting, draping, basic garment construction, fabric properties alteration, and pattern cutting]. Demonstrations include exercises aimed at developing a comprehensive understanding of how pattern manipulation impacts the silhouette and details of a garment. The second half of the semester is spent developing individual design concepts and putting principles learned into practice, including fitting the garments onto the body.

FAS366 Pattern Cutting II 

This intermediate studio course elaborates on the key components and methods of technical design learnt in Pattern Cutting I by developing students’ understanding of proportion, silhouette, detailing and volume for denim, jersey and related fabrics. During the first half of the semester students undertake a variety of cutting exercises aimed at understanding the skills required for working with these fabrics. Classic details will be explored as well as specific techniques for working with such types of fabrics. The second half of the semester is devoted to producing patterns developed in the Fashion Design II studio.

FAS465 Pattern Cutting III

This advanced studio course further develops the academic and technical skills required in the cutting and production of Soft Tailoring, covering the essential stages in the production of outerwear garments, with particular attention to the impact of fabric choices on the cutting process. During the first half of the semester students learn about the importance of balance and fit as well as specific techniques in designing collars, sleeves and linings. The second half of the studio is spent realizing patterns for the production of select garments, including one piece of outerwear.

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:

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: