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Assistant/Associate Professor, Fashion – School of Art

Employer
Arizona State University at Tempe
Location
Tempe, Arizona
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Description

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

seeks a full-time 9-month (academic year) tenure/tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Fashion with an emphasis on new frontiers in fashion marketing and media, advances in product development, or emerging digital technologies beginning August, 2023. This position includes research, undergraduate teaching, and service responsibilities in the Tempe and Phoenix campuses.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts                                                                           

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, increasing the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion in the School of Art prepares students to excel across a wide range of fashion industry professions. Many of our graduates are admitted to prestigious graduate programs internationally. The ASU Fashion program is a dynamic center for the study of fashion futures with a rich and diverse curriculum. Faculty members emphasize critical concepts in their teaching including a close study of fashion design and product development, marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship, sustainability, global sourcing and wearable technologies. We explore fashion in cultural, economic, social and political contexts and the relationship of fashion to other disciplines. The Phoenix metropolitan area is rich in cultural organizations with which ASU has established robust partnerships. 

The School of Art seeks a candidate with a rich and varied skill set in the field of Fashion. The successful candidate is expected to pursue an active research agenda in leading fashion industry issues focused on one or more of the following: new frontiers in fashion marketing and media, advances in product development, or emerging digital technologies. We seek a candidate who will contribute to a dynamic and growing program. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching with the ability to develop and instruct a variety of in-person, hybrid, and online course offerings. The successful candidate will teach and mentor undergraduate students based on department needs including developing new courses related to their area of expertise. Additional responsibilities include service to the program, School of Art, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and ASU. To learn more about our fashion program, please visit Fashion

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD, MFA or appropriate terminal degree with coursework in fashion or a relevant field
  • Demonstrated potential to achieve national and/or international recognition in cutting edge scholarly research and/or creative work
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with experience in higher education
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach in-person and online upper and lower division undergraduate courses in fashion using innovative pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with peers, colleagues, and professionals in academic settings, the fashion industry and/or the surrounding community
  • Knowledge of the innovations and new directions in the fashion industry including trends and current issues
  • Research that engages diverse paradigms and enhances inclusiveness
  • Evidence of sustained professional activity in the fashion industry

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit

  • Letter of interest addressing the position description and required qualifications Statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion Curriculum vitae Examples of scholarship (limit to 2 publications and/or creative work, up to 20 images) Names and contact information for three references Applicants advancing to the second round of review may be asked to provide additional materials.

All applications must be submitted electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/114584

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is November 15, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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COVID-19 Vaccination - Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage

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