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University of Hawai‘i
Posted: 09/13/2017
Assistant/Associate Professor in Fashion Design and Textiles

The Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position is a nine-month, tenure-track position with responsibilities in teaching, research and service to fulfill the land-grant mission of Oklahoma State University. Start date is August 2018. The department seeks an innovative individual who will contribute to and collaborate with faculty teams on both teaching and research innovations. The scholarly work must be integrated into teaching activities to inspire and prepare the upcoming professionals to lead the apparel industry into the future. The position supports the departmental strategic vision to partner with industry and the community as recognized leaders in technology and sustainability in both teaching and research productivity.

The successful candidate will: (1) teach courses in textile sciences as well as fashion design and construction; (2) advise undergraduate and graduate students; (3) engage students in design competitions, research projects, technology, student professional development, and global studies; (4) conduct research to develop or continue a program of research/scholarship in the area of fashion design and textiles using technology, disseminate scholarly work through peer-reviewed journals and other outlets, seek external funding through proposal writing; (5) perform outreach by participating in community projects, training sessions, presentations and other opportunities involving the citizens of Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma is a member of the Big-12 Conference. In the Southwest region the OSU programs are ranked first and second respectively among fashion design and merchandising schools. The Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising is one of four academic units in the College of Human Sciences. The department is home to CIDA accredited Interior Design, AAFA endorsed Fashion Design and Production and a vibrant Fashion Merchandising program. The fashion design program ranks sixth nationally among public schools and colleges offering fashion design. We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs, including an online MS degree in Retail Merchandising Leadership.

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Fashion Design or a related discipline. Proven effectiveness in teaching and research is required. Knowledge of emerging technologies and processes in fashion design and textiles. Candidates must also be prepared to help lead strategic initiatives in in leadership in sustainability, technology applications and global education. University or college teaching experience and/or professional experience in the apparel industry required. Evidence of employment eligibility, as required. Research strategy. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suites. Membership in ITAA. The successful candidate must have interest in engaging with curriculum development, assessment of student learning, committee service, community engagement with constituents off campus, and participating in professional organizations. Preferred qualifications: Expertise with Gerber Technologies software. A demonstrated record of activity in fashion design competitions and participating in exhibitions is preferred along with an ability to work effectively with students, co-workers and administrative personnel. Questions regarding this position and nominations may be directed to Paulette Hebert, Ph.D., Chair Search and Screen Committee at

Apply online at Applicants should upload a letter of interest and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five (5) references. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)