Assistant or Associate Professor of Fashion Merchandising

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant or Associate Professor in Fashion Merchandising. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment.


EFFECTIVE DATE:                   

August 1, 2021



Earned Doctorate in Apparel, Fashion Merchandising, or related field. Individuals who are All but Dissertation (ABD) will be considered for this position. A strong interest and skills in undergraduate teaching and advising are essential. The candidate should have demonstrated abilities to communicate effectively and to work well with others. A desire to live in the local area and work with community organizations to strengthen university-community relations is a preferred.  Developed skills in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students along with experience in recruiting and curriculum development are a plus. 



This is a 9-month, tenure-track position, which will be administered by the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences.  Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in fashion merchandising including, but not limited to: fashion design and construction; sociocultural aspects of dress; buying, planning, and visual merchandising; fashion industry processes and promotion, and basic textiles. Opportunities exist for development of additional courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activities at the university, local, regional, state, national, and/or international levels, as well as to create and/or engage in community service activities in area(s) of expertise. Other responsibilities include: student advising, university service, supervising student travel, and active involvement in professional organizations.



Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


THE DEPARTMENT:               

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), is a unit within the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. The department offers integrated programs leading to B.S. and M.S. degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences. The department has concentrations in Child and Family Studies; Dietetics; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Fashion Merchandising; Food and Nutrition; Gerontology; and Hospitality and Food Service Management. The graduate program is an approved program by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and offers concentrations in General Family and Consumer Sciences and Dietetics. The department has an enrollment of approximately 110 undergraduate and 40 graduate students and 6 FTE faculty positions.


THE UNIVERSITY:                   

UT Martin is one of four primary campuses of The University of Tennessee System.  Located in northwest Tennessee, the campus has an enrollment of approximately 6,900 and a faculty of approximately 250.  UT Martin has an established reputation as a superior quality undergraduate institution with programs of study leading to degrees in more than 65 specialized fields.


TO APPLY:                              

Interested persons should apply online at Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research philosophy, name and contact information for three references, and copies of transcripts.  Any questions can be submitted to Dr. Lisa LeBleu at


CLOSING DATE:                     

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.




The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 303 Administration Building, Martin, TN 38238, (731) 881-3505 Office, (731) 881-4889 TTY, Hearing Impaired, (731) 881-3507 Fax,,