18 October 2011
Chair of Fashion
Ecole Parsons à Paris/Paris College of Art, France
Chair of Fashion
Ecole Parsons à Paris/Paris College of Art, originally founded in 1921, is a NASAD accredited art & design school in Europe that offers American BFA and BBA degrees. Majors include: Communication Design, Design Management, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Illustration and Photography. The student body of approximately 250 degree candidates and visiting and certificate students is comprised of 50 nationalities. Faculty are all working professionals in the art & design fields, and the teacher to student ratio is 1:7. To learn more about the school, visit: http://www.parsons.paris.edu/
The Chair of the Fashion Design department is responsible for managing the academic and administrative functions of the department, providing leadership for the Fashion faculty and developing the curriculum to ensure a relevant, challenging design education of the highest standard. The Chair reports to the Dean, and coordinates with the other Department Chairs to achieve a cohesive pedagogical vision that supports the school’s mission.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Recruitment and Management of the Fashion faculty and staff, including departmental coordinators
Student academic advising
Developing/maintaining contacts in the field and inviting top-rated guest artists and critics to speak/collaborate with the school
Criteria for Selection
Candidates should possess:
A Master’s degree, or a foreign degree of an equivalent level, in Fashion or a related field of study
A good knowledge of the American educational system
Valid French working papers
Fluency in spoken English and French
Strong communication skills, especially in written English
A record of excellence in leadership and art education
Significant practice or research in their field
Effective administrative skills, including management of human resources, budget planning, etc.
An innovative approach to curriculum development
A strong vision for the Fashion Department that contributes to and coordinates with the Parsons Paris mission
An interest in developing inter-disciplinary dialogue that relates Fashion practice not only to the school’s other fields of study, but also to the world at large.
Examples of recent or distinguished work
Any other relevant supporting materials
The Pedagogical Proposal should contain a description of a candidate’s educational philosophy; approach to management of faculty, staff and students; ideas for curricular development and vision for developing the department in cooperation with the other programs offered at Ecole Parsons à Paris.
SALARY: Contingent upon experience
BENEFITS: Mutuelle française (French Social Security includes health and retirement plans), meal tickets, transport fees (carte orange).
Ecole Parsons à Paris
14, rue Letellier
75015 Paris France
Site : www.parsons-paris.edu