Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design - Georgia Southern University

Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design--Search #67412
College of Health and Human Sciences, School of Human Ecology
Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design Program

The School of Human Ecology in the College of Health and Human Sciences invites applications and nominations for two positions of Assistant Professor in Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design.

Position Description. Reporting to the School Chair, the Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design requires teaching, research, and service responsibilities. A terminal degree from an accredited institution in the content area is required. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer teaching may be available. The successful candidates will be qualified to teach courses in fashion merchandising and apparel design; develop an active research program; secure external funding; mentor students; and provide service to the profession, university, and community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in fashion/apparel design or a closely related field by August 1, 2017
  • Experience teaching merchandising courses or apparel design courses
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and computer-aided design
  • Proficiency with Visual Retailing/Mockshop software
  • Promise of productive research/scholarship/creative activities (e.g., juried), consistent with the teacher-scholar model, including grant/proposal writing
  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College’s priorities for the School and the mission of the University
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the School, College, and University
  • Technological literacy and a commitment to integrating technology into teaching and scholarship
  • Commitment to professional service within the University and beyond
  • Commitment to work in a diverse academic and professional community
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one year of full or part-time experience working in the fashion design/apparel or retail industry
  • A minimum of one year of college/university teaching
  • Online teaching experience or willingness to obtain online teaching certificate at Georgia Southern
  • Teaching/industry experience with one or more of the following: fashion presentation and promotions, professional seminar, history of costume, global issues and trade, and social psychological aspects of clothing
  • Teaching/industry experience with apparel analysis and technical packages, designing menswear, childrenswear, or accessories
  • Connections with global business and fashion industry
  • Experience supervising interns, study tours, and/or advising students
  • Documentation or demonstrated interest or ability to conduct research resulting in scholarly publications

Screening of applications begins October 21, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; unofficial copies of transcripts, (official transcripts will be required upon hire); and the names, titles/positions, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Beth Myers, Search Chair, Search #67412
School of Human Ecology
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8034
Statesboro GA 30460-8057

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Telephone: 912-478-7383

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting is the multi-disciplinary School of Human Ecology, which is a dynamic and growth-oriented applied research and creative activity unit of over 20 faculty and staff serving over 700 undergraduate majors. In addition, the School houses an undergraduate research program and the Child Development Center, an on-campus laboratory school serving 64 infant, toddler and preschool age children. The School offers programs in child and family development, fashion merchandising and apparel design, interior design, and recreation and tourism management. Programs within the department are accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association, the National Association for the Education of the Young Children, and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Students that are enrolled in the Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design Program can either choose a merchandising or design emphasis area as their major concentration. Students in the program use state of the art technology such as Visual Retailing/Mockshop, gain hands-on experience through trips to Atlanta and the New York Study Tour, and complete internships in major cities around the nation including New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. The Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design Program ranked among the top 25 percent in the nation, and made the top schools list at 49 by The program has also ranked ninth on the list of “Top 15 Fashion Schools in the South.” The School of Human Ecology’s future directions include implementing Master’s degrees in Child and Family Development, Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design, and Recreation.

More information about the institution is available through or the College of Health and Human Sciences home page or the Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design Program home page Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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