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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising and Design

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Administrative Professional

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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising and Design



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Position Type

Adjunct Faculty


Number of openings



Job 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 1
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 four garments during this class.
For more info on this class please review the Course Outline on the JCCC website.

FASH 124 – Apparel Construction II
Course Description:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to apply intermediate apparel construction principles, techniques and skills in the production of various garments. This continuation of FASH 123 will focus on the planning and construction of an ensemble of intermediate complexity made from muslin fitting samples, with emphasis on precise fitting alteration. This course is a suggested elective for the Fashion Merchandising program. 6 hrs. Integrated lecture/lab/wk.
For more info on this class please review the Course Outline on the JCCC website.


Required Qualifications

-Advanced sewing skills including working with both knits and woven materials
-Working knowledge of both commercial and industrial sewing machinery, including industrial straight stitch, industrial blind hemmer, serger, coverstitch and industrial irons
-Knowledge of pattern making, 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
-Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
-At least two years of related industry experience


Preferred Qualifications

-Post-secondary or college teaching experience
-Teaching experience in Apparel Design
-Master’s degree
-Community involvement in organizations tied to fashion


Required application documents

Please submit a resume and cover letter with the application.


Hours per Week



Work Hours/Days

Hours and days will vary.


Salary Grade Level




Competitive rate of pay



Overland Park Main Campus



Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

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.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

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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