The School of Business and Technology at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) seeks a full-time faculty member in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing. The successful candidate faculty candidate will hold a master’s degree in a field related to the cosmetics and fragrance industry or in the process of obtaining a master’s degree in a field related to the cosmetics and fragrance industry as well as 10+ years of experience, technical product development with business and marketing skills, and the ability to identify opportunities for research projects in the beauty industry. The candidate is expected to take part in shared governance, curriculum development and recruitment. Responsibilities for the position will include teaching, overseeing the college’s cosmetics and fragrance laboratory ( with support of laboratory technician), mentoring students, supporting adjuncts, and building strong partnerships with industry.
In addition to excellent professional credentials, the candidate should demonstrate experience in teaching and/or corporate training, scholarly research, trade article publication, industry keynotes, and the ability to produce innovative curriculum.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a desire to participate in department and college-wide committee work, and most importantly display a passion for the cosmetics and fragrance industry with the ability to convey this excitement to students at the undergraduate level.
Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:
Demonstrate an understanding of the global nature of the beauty industry.
Possess a keen sense of professional, ethical and social responsibility and demonstrate ability to recognize and be sensitive to all racial, ethnic, religious and social groups in a multicultural environment.
Embrace the concept of sustainability as part of the learning process.
Understand the unique global aspects of beauty marketing and product development across geographic boundaries.
Implement an academically rigorous experience by incorporating business practices with classroom learning.
Create a variety of assessment tools for student work to capture the wide variety of learning styles in the classroom.
Incorporate interdisciplinary programs to mirror the ways in which industry works in the cosmetics and fragrance business. Maintain strong connections with the beauty industry to allow for the integration of new professional procedures into the curriculum.
Embrace new forms of teaching formats including online teaching, blended classes, and experiential learning. Foster writing, research and critical thinking skills in the classroom.
Demonstrate knowledge and application of team building skills.
Provide platforms for the development of student presentation capabilities.
Maintain active participation and engage in industry-related research projects which can inform and enhance the discipline. Participate in conferences for the cosmetics and fragrance industries.
Maintain a strong network of alumni and industry experts who will serve as a resource for internships, mentors, curriculum development, guest speakers and placement opportunities for graduates.
Demonstrate currency and engagement in the primary teaching discipline.
Demonstrate ability to apply the latest technologies to enhance learning and teaching including proficiency in PC or MAC-based operating systems,Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote, and the Adobe Suite.
Incorporate programs provided by the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) in the classroom and in online and blended classes. Attend workshops and seminars, and other educational opportunities offered to/for FIT faculty.
Provide students with the knowledge of the latest technologies used by the cosmetics and fragrance industries. Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Master’s degree in a field related to the cosmetics and fragrance industry or in the process of obtaining a master’s degree in a field related to the cosmetics and fragrance industry, relevant industry experience (10+ years), teaching and/or relevant corporate training experience, and a demonstrated passion for the professional development of students interested in a career in this field.
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated professional achievement in the cosmetics and fragrance field with success in industry training and presentations and/or teaching in a university environment, and mentorship.
Strong preference will be given to candidates with global experience in the field.
Physical and mental requirements
This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be any combination of the classroom, lab, and/or office space. Certain roles may be required to handle machinery and chemicals. The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.
This faculty position will begin Fall 2023. Review of applications will commence in Fall 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please note a background check is required for appointment to this position.
Collective Bargaining Salary Schedules (page 72); Successor Agreement (page 6)
Hiring Salary: $69,475 per year; per CBA, the salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.
About Fashion Institute of Technology:
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Department of the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology.
The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for over 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.
With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city’s art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.
The Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology educates students for management and leadership roles within the fashion and related creative industries. Our curriculum integrates a deep appreciation of how markets, business environments, advanced business technology and competition can be managed in a global context. The Baker School provides a professional faculty and business climate that enables students to be immediately valuable contributors to their industries.
The Baker School of Business and Technology collaborates with the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, whose courses help students to better understand themselves, others, and their place in an increasingly complex world. The Baker School creates curricular and educational experiences that help hone general skills and behaviors that employers increasingly demand: critical thinking and problem solving skills, a strong sense of professional and ethical responsibility, social skills, the ability to work productively in teams, and good oral and written communications skills.
The vision of the School is to be the most academically recognized school of excellence where students come to learn about the business of the core industries that we serve-the creative, fashion and design industries-and where industry, government and associations see creative alliances for the development of ideas, solution innovation, future thinking, and problem solving.
Seven of the ten Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology undergraduate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The mission and goals of the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing (CFM) Department is to develop students’ creative, intellectual, technological, and analytical capabilities through the CFM degree program and associated coursework, a cross- pollination with the aesthetics of the cosmetics and fragrance industry with business outcomes. The program is committed to preparing students for professional excellence in professional, managerial and support positions in the cosmetics and fragrance business. The range of alumni careers includes but is not limited to product development, marketing, brand management, fragrance evaluation, sales, trend forecasting and project management.