Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising and Design
Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, Kansas

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Johnson County Community College
Position, Department: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Adjunct Faculty, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: varies depending on department needs

Pay Range: AJCR *Actual pay depends on qualifications

Pay Grade: AJCR

Benefits Category: Limited benefits

Position Summary: The Fashion Merchandising and Design department at Johnson County Community College is accepting applications for an adjunct instructor in the Apparel Design and Technology program. We are seeking an instructor for the following classes:

FASH 123 - Apparel Construction I
Course Description:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to apply clothing construction principles, techniques, and skills in apparel construction. The class will use lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experience to teach the skills needed to plan and construct three garments during this class.

FASH 131 - Flat Pattern Development
Course Description:
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to apply the use of flat pattern methods in developing patterns for original apparel designs. Students will hand draft a set of both standard size and custom slopers/blocks for manipulation into original pattern designs. Students will plan, develop patterns, create pattern instructions and prepare muslin samples of their designs. The class will use a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands on experience to teach the skills necessary in manual pattern development. 6 hrs. integrated lecture/lab/wk.
For more info on this class please review the Course Outline on the JCCC website.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline
  • At least two years of related industry experience
  • Advanced sewing skills including working with both knits and woven materials (portfolio/samples required)
  • Working knowledge of both commercial and industrial sewing machinery, including industrial straight stitch, industrial blind hemmer, serger, coverstitch and industrial irons
  • Knowledge of patternmaking, draping, garment construction, fitting and alterations for apparel
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Organization and classroom management skills
  • Motivation to teach and mentor students at the college level and promote student success
  • Ability to facilitate a positive and engaging learning environment that fosters creative and critical thinking
  • Basic computer skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Post-secondary or college teaching experience.
  • Teaching experience in Apparel Design
  • Working knowledge of industrial sewing machinery
  • Community involvement in organizations tied to fashion a plus

    To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and cover letter.

    *Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

    Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

    Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students' success. You belong here.

    About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

    Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

    If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

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