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Faculty-Fashion and Textiles-14AS-F and T01

Institution: Texas Woman's University
Location: Denton, TX
Category:
  • Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Fashion & Textile Design
Posted: 09/24/2013
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Faculty-Lecturer I-Fashion & Textiles-14AS-F and T01

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Programs in Fashion and Textiles at Texas Woman's University, housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, offers degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design and the Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising. The programs emphasize preparing students to enter into and succeed in the fast-paced, competitive, global fashion industry. All classes are located on the Denton campus, approximately forty miles north of the extensive Dallas fashion market, providing students and faculty with easy access to the fashion industry and industry professionals. Faculty members with academic specialties in fashion design, merchandising, or textiles all blend a wealth of industry experience to enrich classroom experiences for the approximately 200 fashion majors in the programs. In addition to courses for the major, programs of study are supported with required business and art courses.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Fashion and Textiles is seeking an exceptional individual with areas of expertise to complement the current faculty and program strengths, primarily in the area of fashion design. Fashion and Textiles provides a foundation for success while educating creative and employable fashion designers. Currently, fashion design program graduates work for companies such as Nordstrom, Haggar, JC Penney, Sharon Young, Walmart, Fossil, Williamson-Dickie Mfg., Tandy Brands, Neiman Marcus, Double D Ranch, and Panhandle Slim, among many others. This position will focus primarily on teaching, with a teaching load of four to five lecture and/or lab classes each fall and spring semester. Desired teaching capabilities include flat patternmaking, draping, fashion illustration, beginning sewing, conceptual design development, historic costume, and computer-aided design with experience in the use of Lectra and Adobe software packages. Also, this position will require participation in program and university service activities, especially in support of student involvement in industry functions as well as industry and academic organizations. Finally, all design faculty are encouraged to continue with professional design activities in the industry. This position requires a candidate that has completed an M.F.A. or M.A. in Fashion Design or a related topic. In addition, professional fashion industry experience is expected, and teaching experience is preferred.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION:
Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of over 15,000, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number 14AS-F&T01. In addition, please submit a copy of the cover letter along with 20 digital images of personal professional work and 20 digital images of student work, if applicable, to Dr. Deborah Young, TWU Fashion and Textiles, P.O. Box 425529, Denton TX 76204 or dyoung@twu.edu.

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.

Date Closed:
Review of applications will begin November 18, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Information

Contact: Texas Woman's University
Phone: (940)898-3555
Fax: (940)898-3566
TDD: (940)898-3555
Email Address: facultyjobs@twu.edu

More Information on Texas Woman's University

Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.