Parsons Paris, a branch campus of The New School, is seeking applications for a full-time faculty in Fashion Studies. The MA Fashion Studies at Parsons Paris is the first and only master program in this field in France, and one of a small handful worldwide. In this program, students investigate fashion as a cultural phenomenon involving all practices connected to the production, dissemination, representation, and consumption of clothing. They develop a critical perspective on fashion, addressing issues of globalisation, labor, and sustainability; fashion curating, heritage, material culture, and construction of beauty ideals; identity, race, and gender; everyday consumption of clothing; and technological innovation and digital fashion futures.
Applicants should demonstrate expertise in fashion studies including the theories, cultures, histories, practices of fashion and/or connected fields such as material culture, visual culture, gender studies, post-colonial studies and cultural anthropology. Candidates must show evidence of innovative pedagogical approaches and be forward-thinking about what skills and literacies are now required to adeptly respond to complex global conditions.