Assistant Professor in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Nebraska

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 12, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Apparel Product Development: The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor with expertise in garment construction, flat pattern drafting, apparel product development and sourcing, and have experience and/or background in one or more of the following: apparel fit analysis, 3D body scanning, performance and/or functional wear design and development. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in keeping with the needs of the department, with an emphasis on product development and sourcing, clothing construction, product lifecycle management, and fashion trend analysis. Participate in curriculum development and develop new/innovative courses, including courses for online delivery, in area(s) of expertise. Participate in service to the department, the college, and the university. Participate in both undergraduate and graduate recruitment activities. Develop a funding base for scholarly and/or creative work in collaboration with other researchers both within and external to the department, directed at advancing the department's teaching, research and/or outreach missions. The faculty member's research and scholarship efforts will be integrated into teaching activities that will vividly demonstrate to students the relationships linking theoretical investigations and industry applications. 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_140116). Click on "Apply to this Job" and attach 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 November 2, 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.