Academic jobs

The following are a bunch of academic positions which I found on ITAA’s website.

Assistant or Associate Professors (2), Fashion Design
Massachusetts College of Art and Design


Seeking faculty for two tenure-track positions in the Fashion Design Department starting at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in Fall 2009. 

Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of professional industry experience and at least 5 years college teaching experience. A master’s degree in appropriate discipline is preferred. Responsibilites: Teaching undergraduate courses in all levels of Fashion Design including Pattern Drafting, Creative Fashion Design, Couture Techniques, Fashion History, Marketing and Trend Forecasting. Specific teaching assignment is flexible. Preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2008. Final deadline for all application materials is November 1, 2008. Click here to apply online.

Associate/Full Professor, Fashion Merchandising
Texas State University, San Marcos



Seeking an Associate/Full Professor position in the Fashion Merchandising Program, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences beginning September 1, 2009. 

Teach courses such as fashion merchandising/ retailing, promotion, entrepreneurship, consumer behavior, global/international merchandising as they relate to the fashion industry and product development, production and distribution at the undergraduate and graduate level; documented record of scholarly achievement and published research; record of external funding; experience in curriculum development, especially at the graduate level; experience with advising students. Preference will be given to applicants with retail experience. 

Qualifications Required: PhD in Fashion Merchandising or a related field. Demonstrated ability to teach courses such as fashion merchandising/ retailing, promotion, entrepreneurship, consumer behavior, global/international merchandising as they relate to the fashion industry and product development, production and distribution at the undergraduate and graduate level; documented record of scholarly achievement and published research; record of external funding; experience in curriculum development, especially at the graduate level; experience with advising students. 

Preference will be given to applicants with retail experience. 

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to: 

Chair of FM Search Committee, 
Family and Consumer Sciences
, Texas State University – San Marcos
, 601 University Drive, 
San Marcos, Texas 78666


Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising
Fontbonne University



Seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor in Fashion Merchandising starting in fall, 2009. The successful candidate will have the full time teaching responsibilities of undergraduate courses in merchandising, apparel/textile merchandising, visual merchandising/promotion, product development/quality, fashion behavior/trend analysis, retail management/buying, textiles historic costume; advise undergraduate students; mentor student activities and organizations. Will also establish and maintain positive working partnerships with businesses, the industry, the community and the university. Serve on departmental and university committees and contribute to and support the mission of the department and the university. 

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, Retail, Textiles or related field from an accredited university by August 2009 for tenure track. (Will consider ABD). Preference given to completed applications received by October 1, 2008. Submit a letter of application, including: philosophy of teaching, curriculum vitae, three reference letters (include names, addresses, telephone number and email addresses) and a photocopy of official transcripts to facilitate screening. Receipt of original transcripts required prior to campus interviews. The reference letters should address the responsibilities and qualification of this position and be sent to: 

Cheryl Houston, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
Chairperson and Associate Professor, 
Human Environmental Sciences,
 Fontbonne University, 
6800 Wydown Blvd.
, St. Louis, MO 63105


Technology Specialist Instructor, Fashion Design
Columbus College of Art and Design



Seeking a Technology Specialist Instructor for our Fashion Design Department. This is a one to two year visiting position, supported by a grant from an industry partner. 

This individual should: 
Have an understanding of how technology is applied in the Fashion Design industry, including patternmaking, surface design, product development management, and more. Be knowledgeable in the operation and support of Lectra Kaledo and Modaris programs, and Gerber Technology WebPDM systems in studio and classroom environments. Expertise with related applications including Adobe Creative Suite software would also be helpful. Develop and deliver training materials, workshops and classes for faculty and students. Provide instruction in basic techniques, developing skills, and demonstrating how these technologies are applied in the design process. Provide technology guidance and assistance as we further incorporate technology into our fashion design curriculum.Serve as Fashion Design liaison to Information Technology, working closely with the IT staff to guide classroom and system configuration and refine operation of the systems. Lead discussions with Fashion Design faculty to determine upgrade schedules or system setup changes to support effective instruction and stay current with the industry. Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2008. Please submit a cover letter and resume with salary history to: 

CCAD Human Resources Department, 
107 N. Ninth Street
, Columbus, OH 43215


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