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Instructor, Fashion Merchandising
Houston Community College in Houston, Texas
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Date Posted 04/03/2016
Faculty-Fine And Applied Arts-Fashion & Textile Design
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 04/23/2016
Position Information
Posting Revisions (if any)  
Special Comments Please read each Job Requisition/ Job Posting before applying to each position. 

Multiple positions (exact identical) may be filled from this posting. 

Employees may be required to work hours outside normally scheduled hours when it is determined to best meet the needs of the College.  
Job Requisition Number 005115  
Internal Posting Only Open to all Internal and External applicants  
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Instructor, Fashion Merchandising  
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Job Type Full-Time  
Restricted Funding (Contingent upon continuation of funding) N/A  
Internal Requirements Candidates selected to fill a Regular Full-Time Faculty Position shall serve a probationary period up to six (4) months from date of hire. 

Internal applicants who are on a Probationary Period, Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) or Corrective Action are not eligible to be considered for job vacancies prior to the successful completion of their Probationary Period, PIP or Corrective Action.  
Job Category Faculty  
Faculty Contract Length (i.e. number of paid working months for position) Other  
Department Name System: Instructional Services; CAA  
Location Based on needs of college  
Job Open Date 04-02-2016  
Job Close Date 04-23-2016
Salary Plan FAC - Faculty 12 Months  
Salary Grade  
Starting Salary Range Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Work Hours Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites around the city  
Job Summary We're looking for a professional like you to teach our students about the exciting world of fashion merchandising. 
Your professional experience makes you the ideal instructor because you can impart both on-the-job know-how and industry knowledge and expertise. 
When you're not teaching, you might be assisting students with opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers; evaluating program curricula and/or practices; advising declared majors; or reviewing textbooks and learning materials. 
If you're excited about passing the torch of your expertise and skills to the future fashion merchandisers of the world, your next step should be to submit your application today! 

The incumbent will teach a maximum load of fifteen (15) equated hours each semester in area(s) of competency and participate as a full-time instructor in the activities of the department, division and college.  
Reports To
(Title of individual)
Division Chair  
Responsibilities Teaching: 
Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline. 

Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods. 

Develop and use a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair. 

Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles. 

Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner. 

Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines. 

Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials. 

Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs. 

Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories. 

Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies. 

Academic Advising: 
Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community. 

Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues. 

Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc. 

Create and maintain a website dedicated to the types of information specified in bullet three. 

Work with Chair to take on appropriate academic advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines). 

Professional Development: 
Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair. 

Keep pace with developments in the discipline. 

Learn and apply technologies that support student learning. 
Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college. 

Institutional and Community Service: 
Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises. 

Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities 

Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees. Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS. 

Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs. 

Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of HCCS. 

Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards. 

Participate in the HCCS planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities. 

Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education. 

Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions. 

Other duties may be assigned.  
Supervisory Responsibilities  
Budgeting Authority No Response  
Travel Required Among HCCS campuses  
Education Requirements Associate's degree or higher with specialization in Fashion Merchandising/Design/Clothing and Textiles or related field required (Official college transcript showing degree conferred must accompany the application). 

Photocopy of college transcript showing degree conferred must be submitted with application for consideration. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF EMPLOYMENT. Copies of all relevant transcripts must be submitted with your application, on or before the closing date. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application A Transcript Transmittal Coversheet must accompany all faxed or mailed transcripts. A link to this form is located on the home page blue menu to the right of these instructions. HR Employment Services Fax # is (713) 718-8641.  
Certification Requirements  
Experience Requirements Three (3) years professional experience required. One (1) year teaching experience at the college level preferred. 

NOTE: Part-time experience will be counted as half of full-time experience; for example, two (2) years of part-time experience will equal one (1) year of full-time experience.  
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to organize and produce fashion shows of student designs twice yearly. Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment 

Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites around the city Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required 

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population 

Possess good organizational and planning skills 

Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities. 

Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment 

Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others  
Computer Skills Requirements Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required  
Physical Ability Requirements  
Security Sensitive Position  
Special Instructions for Applying To be considered, copies of all relevant transcripts showing that your degree was conferred, must be submitted with your application, on or before the closing date. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application. Electronically scanning transcripts and attaching them as a "pdf" documents to your application ensures that the transcript becomes a part of your online account and is readily available for attachment to subsequent applications throughout HCCS. 

A completed Transcript Transmittal Coversheet must accompany all faxed or mailed transcripts received in the Human Resources Employment Services Office. A link to this form is located on the home page blue menu to the right of these instructions. HR Employment Services Fax # is (713) 718-8641. 

Current HCCS employees with transcripts on file may request (in person) copies from the Human Resources Records Department, located at 3100 Main, 3rd Floor. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application packet is complete including relevant transcripts for every position you apply for. Please read each Job Requisition/Job Posting before applying for each position. If you do not understand the employment process or have any questions, contact Employment Services at (713) 718-8565.

Please do not send un-requested materials or portfolios. If a portfolio is requested, it will be listed on the Job Requisition/Job Posting or the hiring committee will make the request when arranging for an interview.  
Additional Credentialing Process Requirements Acceptable Evaluation Agencies of international transcripts for US equivalence are listed as follows:

Evaluators in Texas

Foreign Credential Services, Inc., Austin, TX
512-459-8428 phone

Global Credential Evaluators, College Station, TX
979-690-8912 phone

International Academic Credential Evaluators, Denton, TX
940-383-7498 phone

SDR Educational Consultants, Houston, TX
713-460-5344 phone

SpanTran Educational Services, Inc., Houston, TX
713-266-8805 phone

Evaluators Out of State

Career Consulting International, Sunrise, FL
800-771-4723 phone

Center for Applied Research Evaluation & Education,Anaheim, CA
714-237-9272 phone

Education Evaluators International, Providence, RI
401-521-5340 phone

Education International, Wellesley, MA
781-235-7425 phone

Educational Credential Evaluators, Milwaukee, WI
414-289-3400 phone

International Education Research Foundation, Inc., Culver City, CA
310-258-9451 phone

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., Miami, FL
305-273-1616 phone

World Education Services, Chicago, New York, Miami
800-937-3895 or 305-358-6688 phone

Evaluations from other agencies may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Transfer Office(713-718-8535).
Supplemental Documentation Required  
Criminal History Background Check Notification In accordance with HCC policies and procedures, effective September 1, 2005 all new hires (FT/PT) will be required to undergo a pre-employment Criminal History Background Check which may include verification of employment history of any and all personnel files, education/training records, character references; criminal arrests and conviction records; criminal and civil court records; birth records, citizenship records; vehicle registration records; and any other public records. A pre-employment Drug Test and/or Alcohol Test may also be required if the position has been designated a safety-sensitive position or as otherwise required by state and/or federal law.  
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