Belmont University | Assistant Professor in Fashion Design

Primary Duties and

The person in this position primarily teaches all levels of Fashion Design courses to include clothing construction, patterning, draping, Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis in Illustrator and Photoshop, and computerized pattern drafting systems. Digital software systems will be integrated in the studio courses. 

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University is a vibrant creative community serving undergraduate and graduate students by providing nationally recognized, accredited programs in Art, Design, Music, Theatre, and Dance.  Engaged faculty mentors along with world-class performances, vibrant art and design opportunities, dynamic teaching, and study abroad opportunities combine to provide a 21st century path for student excellence, artistry and creativity in an inclusive student-centered, Christian environment. 

The O’More School of Design is emerging with greater national prominence as premier design school as part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Belmont University. Nestled in the heart of Nashville’s booming creative economy, where we have the largest per capita of independent fashion companies located outside of New York and Los Angeles, the O’More School of Design is where beauty and function live together and are allowed to meld and grow. O’More envelops students in a singular experience of creativity. They are urged to dig into their talents and expand them – not simply as an intellectual exercise, but specifically so that they can go on and better the world around them through purposeful and meaningful design. O’More engages our students in a creative learning experience that begins on the day they arrive and continues into their professional careers.

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements. An electronic version of CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision and Values statements, and a list of three professional references with contact information including phone and email must also be attached in order to complete the online application process. In addition, applicants must upload the following supporting materials:

  • Designer’s Statement;

  • Portfolio of personal design work (10 selections). 

All requested documents must be attached in order to complete the online application process. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preferences will be given to applications received by November 30, 2018.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year. 

  • Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects. 

  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach. 

  • Participate in departmental and university committee work.

  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development. 

  • Advise students in course selection and degree completion. 

  • Participate in a local church and the community.

  • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies. 

  • Manage online grading system.

  • Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required. 

  • Maintain regular office hours.

  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the           University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. 


  1. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction. 

  2. Demonstrated commitment to student recruitment and retention. 

  3. Ability to work collaboratively with state/national design organizations and build community relationships. 

  4. Currently engaged in professional practice in the fashion industry. 

  5. Participant in relevant academic or professional organizations.  

  6. Noteworthy experience with a broad range of Fashion industry methods and concepts.  

  7. Demonstrated experience teaching in an academic setting and implementing knowledge of current national and international developments in the field of contemporary fashion practices. 

  8. Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students in all areas of fashion, including theory, design and basic practices of materials preparation and application, and the ability to foster the use of sophisticated content by students. 

  9. Skilled in the use of the latest design-based technologies,computers, internet resources, and software, including Adobe Creative Suite, Computerized pattern drafting systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

  10. Skilled with industrial equipment used in the fashion industry. 

  11. Ability to learn relevant sections of Belmont University’s online integrated database systems as the basis for effective advising and student records management. 

  12. Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning processes. Ability to use creative instructional strategies and techniques for majors, minors and non-majors alike. 

  13. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to engage in college assessment activities and produce meaningful data for assessment reports. 

  14. Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.

  15. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers in course or curriculum design and willingness to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses as needed.

    Required Education     Minimum of a Master’s degree in fashion design or closely related field. MFA preferred.
    Required Experience     A minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience beyond a graduate school Teaching Assistantship.

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