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Assistant/Associate Professor in Merchandising

Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
Bloomington, Indiana
60,000.00 - 80,000.00
Posted Date
Sep 11, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture, and Design is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in the merchandising program to begin in fall August 2024. Eskenazi School ( is dedicated to developing a faculty body composed of diverse scholars and practitioners who wish to be part of the Merchandising program. We seek a strategic and forward-thinking colleague who is committed to interdisciplinary engagement and exploration of the areas of Merchandising and emerging disciplines in the context of creative disciplines in the School. We are looking for candidates who have produced innovative research, have demonstrated the capacity to collaborate with colleagues from a broad range of disciplines, have taught diverse populations of students, and have teaching/professional/research experience in two or more areas (see basic qualifications). We seek candidates who can provide collegial leadership in a team-based environment. We are especially interested in scholars who will prepare undergraduate students to respond to the complex global challenges in the merchandising industries through the integration of theories/principles and practices. A strong candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration and the community. Position Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to: Maintain professional and academic expertise. Actively pursue a program of scholarly research in merchandising. Secure funding in support of research or creative activity. Teach an annual course load of four, three-credit courses during the 10-month academic year; specific courses in the merchandising program to be determined based on candidate’s experience and expertise. Potential for summer teaching. Participate in curriculum development and innovation. Provide department, university, and professional service.

Our School mission reads:

We are the nexus of art, architecture, design, and merchandising at Indiana’s flagship university—advancing research, creative activity, and education in our state and beyond. As a trans-disciplinary community of ethical leaders, we embrace the liberal arts, encourage risk-taking, inspire innovation, and fuel creativity in a complex world.

The Eskenazi School is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

In examining its responsibilities, the Eskenazi School has noted:

“Historically, many artists and designers…found their voice in large part through questioning or being excluded themselves by societal norms and prejudices. The Eskenazi School is, therefore, IU’s hub for fields that have consistently been at the forefront of counter culture and share a unique history for critical engagement with racism, gender and LGBTQ+ issues, economic disparities, equal rights, and other vital concerns, both urgently timely and inherently timeless. …The Eskenazi School acknowledges academia in the United States exists within a space of white privilege; and we are not an exception. The predominately white nature of our School, the creative fields, and academia is detrimental to our community as a whole. The lack of diversity not only affects those that have been continually marginalized by way of exclusion and abuse, but it also compromises the humanity, research, and teaching of all our faculty, staff, and students. Due to the undying efforts of people who continue to fight for a better society, many are waking up to the difference between how we see ourselves and how others experience us…Our privileged idea of higher education will only change if the culture and thought of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and all people, are able to thrive freely. …The Eskenazi School actively upholds diversity, equity, and inclusion as critical principles of our research, teaching, and service. We validate the voice and potential of every member of our community, strive to create a culture where difference is valued, and celebrate multiple perspectives within and beyond the School. We believe social and cultural consciousness inspires meaningful dialogue and empowers all to become influential and fulfilled citizens of the world.”

The Eskenazi School houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

All candidates should have

  • Expertise in one or more of the following: global supply chain management, sourcing, logistics, sustainability, manufacturing, technology management, entrepreneurship, or related areas
  • Ph.D. in appropriate field (by the start date)
  • Demonstrated record of (or potential for) research
  • Demonstrated record of (or potential for) grantsmanship

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Professional experience and/or association in related areas
  • Experience in higher education teaching
  • Demonstrated record of leadership and mentoring

Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2023, and will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (CV, letter of application, research statement, teaching statement, diversity & inclusion statement, unofficial/official transcript(s) for graduate degree(s), and names of three references for assistant (six references for associate) and their contact information (including a current address, phone number and e-mail address). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to

Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Indiana University’s non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA-01 at . Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. The address for Indiana University’s Title IX Coordinator is: 400 E. 7th Street, Poplars 833, Bloomington, IN 47405. The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


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