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Assistant Professor in Product Development

Colorado State University
Colorado, United States
$75,000.00 - $80,000.00
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Applications and nominations are invited for the Assistant Professor tenure-track position of Product Development (PD), Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University. This is a nine-month position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The successful applicant will have a strong, collaborative work ethic, a willingness to serve in a variety of roles as needed. and dedication to the mission of the Department and College.

We define apparel/soft goods product development as, the end-to-end development process to produce apparel and/or textile-based products. This includes developing product specifications and technical details, developing or recommending new construction techniques, materials, processes, and samples used to create innovative and technical products, ensuring execution of fit through clear analysis, documentation, and communication, and rolling up costs and margins to develop pricing architectures appropriate for the product and the marketplace. 

This hire will allow the PD concentration to establish greater breadth and depth with respect to curriculum development, student learning, research, and industry engagement as the department strives to strategically build expertise in sustainability, adaptive clothing, and outdoor apparel. The successful candidate will provide new expertise in one or more of the following areas: outdoor product design and manufacturing, knitwear, human factors, CAD/3D technology, and/or rapid prototyping.

For specific requirements related to this position, please visit  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on November 15, 2021. Additionally, applicants may learn more about this position and the University from committee chair Dr. Kristen Morris by email to or by phone 970-491-5221, and from the Design & Merchandising home page at Inquiries and initial applications will be treated confidentially. The Committee will notify candidates prior to making contact with references.

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