Jobs: Fashion Faculty for Fall 2010


(1. Assistant Professor, Apparel, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech seeks an instructor to teach courses in possible combinations of apparel assembly, pattern making, introduction to the fashion industry, promotional merchandising, and historic costume.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD; At least one earned degree in clothing and textiles. Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, diversity and quality teaching in higher education. Evidence of research and/or creative scholarship. Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators and industry professionals

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of successful grant-writing. Experience in interacting with industry professionals. Working knowledge of computer-aided design. Experience with online teaching.

APPLY:  online at and search for posting 090349. As part of your online application packet, please submit a cover letter, current resume and the contact information for 3 professional references.

Please direct inquiries or requests for accommodations with the online application process to:

LuAnn Gaskill
Virginia Tech
Apparel, Housing & Resource Mgt (0216)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

(2. Faculty, Fashion & Textile Design, The University of Montana-Missoula

The University of Montana has a great opportunity for someone to be the next Assistant Professor of Costume Technology/Design.  Principal teaching will be in costume technology/design. Course load will include stagecraft, all levels of costume construction and manipulation, all levels of costume technology, costume design, and may include other courses depending on candidate’s qualifications.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3-4 classes per semester and serve as the costume designer or cutter/draper for 2-3 productions per year. Responsibilities will include student recruitment and advising, supervision of student designers and technicians, and serving on School and University committees. Additional opportunities may be available, including the possibility of designing for The Montana Repertory Theatre, a professional touring company. This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in Theatre required. Significant professional experience may be considered in lieu of MFA. Evidence of excellence in teaching. Strong background in costume technology and design rooted in professional theatre and dance practices. Ability to teach the full range of costume technology and design classes offered in BFA and MFA programs. Ability to communicate both positively and effectively with students and colleagues. Demonstrated supervisory and collaborative abilities are required. Ability to adhere to established production timelines and budgets.

By December 1st, send letter of application and curriculum vita; Statement of teaching philosophy; Screening Portfolio showing examples of both design and technical skills; Three recent letters of recommendation, including one from a supervisor; An official transcript indicating the applicant’s completion of a terminal degree.

Chair, Costume Technology/Design Search Committee
School of Theatre & Dance
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812

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