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Assistant/Associate Professor - Apparel Design and Production Management

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Professional Fields, Architecture
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Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor - Apparel Design and Production Management

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Job Description Summary

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure track, nine month appointment

  • Teach studio classes in technical and creative design (flat patternmaking, draping, and drafting)
  • Also be able to teach studio/lab/lecture courses in two or more of the following areas:
    • Apparel industry including sewn product manufacturing (lecture and lab)
    • CAD, digital illustration, and other design technologies (studio/lab)
    • Fundamentals of design and product development processes (lecture)
    • Functional design (studio)
  • Develop and/or maintain functional knowledge of apparel production equipment.
  • Actively pursue a program of scholarship that emphasizes creative work but can include research
  • Pursue grant opportunities
  • Participate in curriculum development and marketing for undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Direct and serve on graduate student committees.
  • Participate in undergraduate student advising and mentoring of students for design competitions.
  • Provide service to the department, college, and university.
  • Be actively involved in relevant professional organizations and with industry entities.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Apparel, Apparel Design, or related field required. Will consider candidates who are ABD at employment date with appointment at Instructor level; doctoral degree to be completed within one year of initial hire date.
  • The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.
Desired Qualifications

Desired: Evidence of studio instruction; engagement in creative scholarship (shown through juried design exhibitions and portfolio of own and mentored student work); familiarity with apparel design technologies including Adobe Creative Suite and Optitex; interest in emerging technologies including body scanning, 3D and digital textile printing; familiarity with sustainable design practices.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Start Date: Position is available August 16, 2022.

Application: Apply online using the link: . Provide application letter, complete CV, transcripts from all universities attended, portfolio of student and/or own professional work; statements of teaching philosophy and of research/creative scholarship; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and three professional references with names, addresses, and phone numbers. Only complete application materials will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact:
Dr. Karla Teel, Search Committee Chair / (334) 844-1345

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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