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Instructor in Fashion Merchandising

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 10, 2023

Job Description

The Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management is seeking an Instructor for the academic year 2023-2024. This position can be renewed annually based on future need for the position and continued funding. The successful candidate will teach studio courses in the Fashion Merchandising and Design program such as international sourcing, small business, visual merchandising, and draping. These courses are required for undergraduates in the Fashion Merchandising and Design major. The position will also support cataloging and digitizing the Oris Glisson Historic Costume and Textiles Collection. Other courses to fulfill controlled elective requirements will be taught, as needed and agreed upon by the instructor and the faculty. The start date is August 10, 2023, and the position is available through May 9, 2024.

Responsibilities include :

· Teach undergraduate studio and lecture courses. The expected teaching load is four/four per academic year. Course releases will be given to support the cataloging and digitizing of the Oris Glisson Historic Costume and Textiles Collection and supervision of textile & sewing labs on assignments agreed upon by instructor and faculty.
· Provide service to the department.

Required Qualifications

· Master’s Degree
· At least one earned degree in fashion design or fashion merchandising
· Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
· Experience with plotting and poster production

Preferred Qualifications

· Teaching experience at the college level
· Educational or work experience in the apparel design field
· Experience with costume collection management

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Review Date

May 29, 2023

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Gabby Taylor at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 10, 2023
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