Job: Assistant Professor of Merchandising, Georgia Southern University

Assistant Professor
Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design
Georgia Southern University

The Department of Hospitality, Tourism, and Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design.

Position Description: Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising & Apparel Design position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in apparel construction, apparel design, and/or fashion merchandising with skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. The successful candidate will also engage in scholarship and creative activities; disseminate results in refereed/juried venues, advise and mentor undergraduate majors; assume an active role in appropriate professional organizations; and provide service to the institution and to the profession. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position with possibilities for summer teaching. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications: A terminal degree (doctorate or MFA) in Fashion Merchandising, Apparel Design, or related field by August 1, 2011; commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by prior teaching experience and seminar/presentation during campus visit with students present; promise of productive scholarship/creative activities consistent with the teacher-scholar model, including grant/proposal writing; ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the Department, College, and University; technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology into teaching and scholarship; commitment to professional service within the University and beyond; interest in working in a diverse academic and professional community.

Preferred Qualification: Minimum of one year of part-time college/university teaching in the fashion area.

Screening of applications begins October 4, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2011. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Jennie Dilworth, Search Chair
Search # 59307
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8034
Statesboro, GA 30460-8034
Electronic mail: Dilworth@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-1521

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