Delaware Professor Job

Well the word on the street among my peers seems to be that the professor opening at U Delaware is a hot commodity. I know multiple people applying, and I too looked into it, chatted with the school, and found I wasn’t a good fit as it’s primarily a design job.

The reasons U Del is hot are as follows:
The program has a pretty good rep with well known and respected professors/researchers.

The fact it’s developing a Ph.D. program, of which there are currently very few, and most people who graduate from Ph.D prgrams would like to teach at the Ph.D. level if possible to make the most of their background and experience.

The location. Yeah I initially thought to myself “what’s in Delaware?” but upon doing some research learned how truly close the school is it to Philly and Baltimore, and DC and NYC aren’t far either.

Finally, product design, technology, and sustainability are all booming areas.

So, here’s the listing below-happy competing. Glad I’m not in the mix on this one at this time. I have multiple friends applying and I truly wish you all luck. You’re all qualified. The deadline is ASAP though so get a move on. -Monica

Assistant/Associate Professor
Apparel Design and Product Development
University of Delaware

The Fashion and Apparel Studies Department announces a search for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor in apparel design and product development, available September 1, 2009. This is an opportunity for an innovative person to join an exciting group of faculty and contribute to dynamic, internationally recognized apparel design and fashion merchandising programs, a new masters’ degree, and an emerging doctoral program.


* Ph.D. or MFA in apparel-related field required at time of appointment. Record of scholarship or emerging scholarly potential that includes seeking and obtaining external funding.
* Evidence of effective college teaching, as well as industry experience desired.
* Knowledge and skills with apparel industry technology are preferred.
* Can contribute to department’s strengths in social responsibility/sustainability and international education.


* Teach undergraduate courses in at least one of the following content areas: creative/functional/technical apparel design; apparel product development and/or analysis; electronic applications related to apparel design, product development, and/or tail/merchandising.
* Develop and teach graduate courses in an innovative new master’s program in fashion studies that integrates consumer research and product design that has both social responsibility/sustainability and international components.
* Contribute to a Ph.D. program that is currently being developed.
* Actively pursue a program of scholarly research and/or creative scholarship.
* Acquire internal and external grants and/or contracts.
* Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
* Actively engage with industry and relevant professional associations.


Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy and interests, statement about scholarship program, a portfolio of both personal and student work if relevant,
a listing of software proficiency, and contact information of three references via email
(preferred method) or mail to:

Professor M. Jo Kallal, Search Committee Chair
Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

Application deadline is October 31, 2008. The curriculum vitae and all application materials shall be shared with departmental faculty.

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