Assistant Professor

University of Georgia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 26, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Product Design: The University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors. Assistant Professor of Product Design and Development. Position: Assistant Professor of Product Design and Development, Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (9 months, tenure-track appointment). Anticipated start date: August 2015. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Apparel and Textiles or related field is required. Responsibilities: Research, Instruction (4 classes per year) and Service. The candidate should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate classes and direct graduate research. Potential for research scholarship must be demonstrated and obtaining external funding in support of research or teaching is expected. The candidate will be involved in the further development of innovative courses for the undergraduate emphasis in Product Development and Design. The successful applicant is required to teach and develop innovative courses, including courses for online delivery in two or more of the following areas: apparel design, garment construction, product development, and/or creativity and innovation. Preferred qualities and skills include but are not limited to: Practice in product design, development and/or industry experience; prior teaching experience at the university level; familiarity with industry specific software and cutting-edge technological applications for product development and/or apparel design. The applicant is expected to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations with University of Georgia faculty and industry. The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors is a growing unit of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. The department has 15 faculty, 250 undergraduates majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Furnishings and Interiors, and 19 graduate students. The department is a member of the National Retail Federation and endorsed by the American Apparel and Footwear Association. The Georgia Soft Goods Education Foundation, a board of industry professionals, provides guidance to the curriculum and scholarships for students. The graduate programs lead to a Master of Science in Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors and a Ph.D. in Polymer, Fibers, and Textile Sciences and Ph.D. emphasis in International Merchandising. More information about the Department and College can be found at http:// The University of Georgia, located in Athens, is a Research I, land-grant/sea-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 25 public institutions of higher education in the United States. The Athens campus is approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains and 195 miles from the coast. Athens fosters a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America's most livable cities. Visit the University's website at for additional information. Procedure: The application packet should include: (1) cover letter of interest that addresses how credentials, experience meet the qualifications of the position, (2) transcripts, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) statement of research area and goals; teaching plans and teaching philosophy (no more than 6 pages), (5) contact information for at least three references. Please send documents to Diane Kesler ( and indicate the position number that you are applying for within the letter and email subject area. Direct additional questions about the position to Dr. Katalin Medvedev, search committee chair ( Deadline for applications is December 1, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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