Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Apparel Design

Oregon State University - College of Business
Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 16, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The College of Business at Oregon State University invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), nine-month, tenure-track professor position with open-rank (Associate or Assistant Professor) to begin September 16, 2021. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, developing a research program, and providing service to the school, college, and university. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Employee benefits are excellent.

For those applying to join the University as an Assistant Professor, a doctorate with an emphasis in Apparel Design or related area by the employment start date is required, as well as evidence of, or potential and motivation for, research excellence and scholarly publication in leading peer-refereed journals.

Applicants seeking to join the University as an Associate Professor or Full Professor must currently hold a similar rank with tenure. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. with an emphasis in apparel design or related area and evidence of research excellence and scholarly publication in leading peer-refereed journals.

For all ranks, recent teaching experience and expertise in any area of apparel design will be considered (with preference of experience in teaching two or more of the following undergraduate courses: apparel production/construction, technical design, fit, flat pattern sizing and grading, functional design, product development and the design process in the fashion industry.) Experience and interest in 3-D Apparel virtualization technology, such as Browzwear, Optitex or Clo3D, is also preferred. Finally, collegiality and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity are required. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated ability in teaching at the university level, and demonstrated ability to collaborate in scholarly pursuits with colleagues located both locally and remotely.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: Oregon State University is on the quarter system. Research-active faculty members typically teach for two 10-week quarters of a three quarter academic year with the other quarter being designated as a research quarter. The campus is in Corvallis, OR, a community oriented college town in the beautiful Willamette Valley – with easy access to the recreational opportunities in the mountains and stunning ocean beaches. The College of Business moved into a new building in September 2014 and provides access to a dedicated research space and subject pool.

The College of Business has committed to being recognized as a national model of inclusivity and collaboration as evidenced by, among other features, a community of faculty, students, and staff that is increasingly more inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. As such, we seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

POSITION DETAILS: To be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, a candidate must have sufficient experience and qualifications to qualify for promotion according to University guidelines, including a demonstrated record of research of acceptable dimension that works toward distinction in scholarship. To be assured full consideration, applications must be received by April 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or by closing date of June 1st, 2021, whichever comes first. Apply online at with a letter of interest; curriculum vita; two-page statement of research and teaching interests with a brief teaching philosophy; names and contact information for three professional references; and one-page statement outlining how your experience, education, and/or training will help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community. For more information about the position, please contact Hsiou-Lien Chen at

OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY: Oregon State University welcomes a diverse student body of nearly 30,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and about 100 countries. We are located in Corvallis, a vibrant college town of 55,000 in the heart of Western Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Corvallis consistently ranks among the best and safest cities to live in the U.S., as well as among the most environmentally responsible. The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. University campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant University and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State holds both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.