CAD Instructor, School of Fashion
San Francisco, CA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Driven. Engaging. Innovative. Do these words motivate you? If so, then we want to talk with you. Academy of Art University offers a rewarding employment experience for those who excel in a dynamic environment and who can consistently deliver high-caliber customer service. We thrive on ingenuity and pursue ideas every day that lead to extraordinary opportunities for tomorrow. Apply here for your next career!

Academy of Art University seeks a Full-Time Faculty member to join our team in the School of Fashion. This role is located in beautiful downtown San Francisco and is convenient to public transportation. The Full-Time Faculty member will develop curriculum and implement CAD (Computer Aided Design) technologies in the School of Fashion. Responsibilities require research of new and established technologies and to develop curriculum based on CAD use in the Fashion Industry. Resources include Adobe Creative Suite, Gerber Web PDM, Kaledo, etc.

This position will cross multiple areas of the fashion curriculum and tracks; specifically, Fashion, Textile and Knitwear Design, Product Development, Styling, Fashion and Visual Merchandising, Marketing and Fashion Journalism. The FT Faculty member will be responsible for the recruitment of qualified Instructors to teach and build courses in the area of CAD within the School of Fashion. Likewise, you will teach a course load of 18 hours each week and be responsible for grading student work and participating in student assessments.

Academy of Art University is seeking candidates with these skills:

  • At least three years of prior professional teaching experience at a post-secondary institution is preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in the use of CAD and digital technologies in the Fashion Industry.
  • Well-versed in the areas of product development.
  • Technical understanding of garment construction and fit.
  • Communicate in written form and be proficient in computer applications and communications.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate art and design principles in a classroom setting while effectively motivating and inspiring students to deliver their best work.
  • Excellent organizational skills are required to ensure grading and communication timelines are consistently achieved.

Benefits Include:

Academy of Art University offers full-time employees health insurance, 401k options including a Roth option, paid vacation based on years of service, paid holidays, paid sick leave and a commuter benefit program. The Academy also offers full-time employees an opportunity to take one undergraduate course tuition free each semester. We also have a swimming pool with multiple lanes, two fitness centers and many recreational programs that you are welcome to benefit from throughout the year.

Academy of Art University is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered regardless of age, Aids or HIV positive status, marital status, domestic partnership, medical condition or genetic characteristics, race or national origin, pregnancy, religion, sex, gender identity, gender or sexual orientation, name change, citizenship, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other status protected by federal, state, local or other law. Equal access to the hiring process, services, and employment is available to all persons. Applicants requiring accommodations to the application and/or interview process should contact the Human Resources Manager by calling 415-274-2222. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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