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Assistant/Associate Professor of Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising  « Position Deleted on 5/24/2013 »

Institution: Indiana State University
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Category:
  • Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Fashion & Textile Design
Posted: 01/08/2013
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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Serve as the coordinator of the Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising (TAM) program and have teaching responsibilities that may include: Textiles, Retail Buying, Fashion Forecasting, Event Planning, Weaving, and Garment Construction. Provide leadership in assessment, curriculum development, academic advisement, and program-related student organization. Maintain textile and construction laboratories. Establish a research agenda in an appropriate academic area, including grant writing and publishing.

Qualifications: Masters required with Ph.D. peferred in Textiles; Fashion Design; or Fashion Merchandising. ABD will be considered; completion of a doctorate within two years is required for continued employment. Candidates must also have excellent communication and organizational skills; and be ability to work with a diverse student population. Preference will be given to candidates who possess some or all of the following:
  • work experience in the domestic or global fashion markets
  • knowledge of fashion merchandising including buying, planning, marketing, retailing, product development, trend forecasting, visual merchandising, and licensing/branding;
  • knowledge of industry sewing and garment construction including tailoring, flat-pattern design, embellishing and fashion show production
  • ability to foster key networking opportunities between industry professionals and students to provide field trips, job shadowing, internships, seminars, and industry events
  • experience in event planning and fashion show production
  • ability to develop and adapt curriculum in response to industry needs
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

The Program:

Applications: Submit a letter of application and curriculum vita online at: https://jobs.indstate.edu/. Official university transcripts should be submitted to: Dr. Barbara Eversole, College of Technology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. A writing sample may be requested prior to campus interviews.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received after February 14, 2013 cannot be ensured full consideration.

ISU encourages the applications of women and minority scholars; "ISU is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer."

Basic Purpose & Scope: Serve as the coordinator of the Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising (TAM) program and have teaching responsibilities that may include: Textiles, Retail Buying, Fashion Forecasting, Event Planning, Weaving, and Garment Construction. Provide leadership in assessment, curriculum development, academic advisement, and program-related student organization. Maintain textile and construction laboratories. Establish a research agenda in an appropriate academic area, including grant writing and publishing.

Responsibilities: Candidates must also have excellent communication and organizational skills; and be ability to work with a diverse student population. Preference will be given to candidates who possess some or all of the following:
  • work experience in the domestic or global fashion markets
  • knowledge of fashion merchandising including buying, planning, marketing, retailing, product development, trend forecasting, visual merchandising, and licensing/branding;
  • knowledge of industry sewing and garment construction including tailoring, flat-pattern design, embellishing and fashion show production
  • ability to foster key networking opportunities between industry professionals and students to provide field trips, job shadowing, internships, seminars, and industry events
  • experience in event planning and fashion show production
  • ability to develop and adapt curriculum in response to industry needs
Required Education: Textiles; Fashion Design; or Fashion Merchandising

Required Skills: We seek faculty who value quality instruction, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning and community engagement in the educational experience, desire to mentor diverse students, and integrate multicultural content into their teaching.

Preferred Education: Textiles; Fashion Design; or Fashion Merchandising

Salary: commensurate with experience