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St. John's University


Assistant Professor for Fashion Studies


Queens, NY
ID: 218833-951









Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies


The Division of Administration and Economics in the Collins College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies, commencing September 1, 2022. 


The Institution

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.


Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. 


The College
The Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS) has the largest undergraduate student body within the University and serves close to 3600 students in 29 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs.  For more information about CCPS, please visit


The Division
The Division of Administration & Economics houses bachelor’s degree programs in Hospitality Management, Fashion Studies, and Enterprise Regulation: Profit and Non-Profit; a master’s degree in International Hospitality Management; and an associate degree in Business. Full-time faculty are experts in their respective fields and all programs focus on providing students with the skills needed to find employment upon graduation and/or prepare them for graduate study. For more information about the Division, please visit


The Program
The BS degree program in Fashion Studies Program deals with the business of Fashion, with an emphasis on the ethical, social justice, and sustainability components of the industry.  Global issues relating to fashion are emphasized and the program has relationships with many local, national, and international fashion organizations where students can intern.  Please see the following link for more information:



This is a teaching-intensive position (12 credit hours per semester) with opportunities for service or research reductions. Service and research productivity is important, but secondary to teaching excellence and a strong commitment to student engagement. Division faculty are expected to participate in academic advisement, student mentoring, and other student engagement activities as required by the Chair and/or Dean.



The ideal candidate will be and experienced industry professional who has the ability to transition into a dedicated and skilled educator.  A master’s degree in Fashion Studies or a closely-related field is required.  Teaching experience at the college level is strongly preferred. Knowledge of fashion design process, experience in both hand-drawn fashion design and computer-aided fashion design, and fashion design and production experience with well-known brands preferred. It is likely that the successful candidate will be asked to lead the program moving forward, so industry relationships and a strong network, especially in the greater metropolitan area, is a plus.


Candidates should be familiar with technology-supported learning pedagogy and should be able to integrate technology into teaching.  Candidates must exhibit potential for professional growth.


“All persons hired are required to be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.”


This position may be relocated to any of St. John’s University’s physical locations at any time.



Application Process
Please submit your letter of interest and CV online.  Three letters of reference will be requested further along in the recruitment process. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Almerinda Forte, Professor and Chair, Division of Administration and Economics.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.


This position is located at 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY. View the Google Map in full screen.