Assistant Professor of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Nebraska

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 1, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Apparel/Fashion:College of Education & Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design is seeking a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor with expertise in foundation design literacy, clothing construction, product development including apparel and textile design, and the social/psychological aspects of apparel and fashion. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design with particular focus on foundation design (color, drawing/illustration, 2D/3D visualization, computer basics); soft goods product development; and the social psychology of apparel and fashion. Participate in curriculum development and develop new/innovative courses, including courses for online delivery, in area(s) of expertise. Pursue a scholarly/creative research program with interdisciplinary potential, leading to publications and/or exhibitions, and generate internal as well as external funding support. Supervise graduate students and their research endeavors. Participate in service to the department, the college, and the university. Participate in both undergraduate and graduate recruitment activities. Establish a program of scholarly/creative work with publication and grant funding objectives. Nurture relationships with industry professionals. Minimum requirements: 1) Earned doctorate in textile and apparel product development or closely related area; 2) Identified research direction with interdisciplinary/collaborative promise; 3) Evidence of scholarly activities commensurate with rank; and 4) Computer and technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology into scholarship and teaching. Candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States. Interested candidates must apply online at, Requisition# F _140104. Please include the following; 1) letter of application with brief narrative addressing your qualifications for the position; 2) curriculum vita; 3) contact information for three professional references; and 4) example(s) of scholarship/portfolio. Arrange to have graduate transcripts sent to: Search Committee, 234 HECO Bldg, Lincoln NE 68583-0802. Review of applications will begin October 3, 2014 and continue until position is filled or search closed. The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.