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Assistant Professor/Lecturer - Fashion Design and Merchandising
Kent State University

Date Posted Mar. 5, 2018
Title Assistant Professor/Lecturer - Fashion Design and Merchandising
University Kent State University
Department The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately

  • Mar. 5, 2018
  • Assistant Professor/Lecturer - Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • Kent State University
    Kent, OH
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
  • Design - Fashion & Textile Design
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Faculty Non-Tenure-Track - 9 Month
The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising

Kent Campus - Kent, OH

Opportunity: The Fashion School at Kent State University seeks strong candidates for a one-year, full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor/Lecturer in fashion design and merchandising, beginning Fall 2018.

The Fashion School offers outstanding state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and connecting with the fashion industry and alumni; the Fashion School Store, a live retail environment located in downtown Kent; the TechStyleLAB research/learning and commercial technology laboratory; direct partnership with the KSU Fashion Museum, housing nearly 40,000 pieces in their collection and eight fantastic exhibition spaces; an exceptional Fashion Library with trend/archival and trade resources; and the NYC Studio and Florence, Italy campuses for semester-long study away experiences, plus a curricular partnership with the Paris American Academy. For more information on the school, please visit our website:

Responsibilities include teaching courses to support curricular programs in fashion merchandising and design. Developing and maintaining up-to-date knowledge regarding fashion contexts. Participating in School, College and University advising and service as appropriate.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in fashion or related field prior to the start date for the non-tenure-track role. Evidence of a strong teaching record at college level with abilities/interests in large format and lab settings along with industry and pedagogical technologies.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching basic textiles and apparel analysis courses. Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite and/or Lectra, Optitex, other CAD software. Attention to cultural diversity in teaching. Technologically-innovative approach to teaching. Experience working collaboratively with academic departments and in the community. In addition to the above qualifications, any experience with supervising undergraduate/graduate students in fashion, and/or prior industry employment/partnership experiences are strongly desired.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include comprehensive insurance package (e.g., life, health, dental, and vision) and full tuition waiver for all employees and their direct family members.

Application Process: All applicants must submit online a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research philosophy, teaching evaluation materials, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references with their online application. Review of applications will commence March 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be addressed to:
Chair - NTT Faculty Search Committee
The Fashion School - An Ohio Center of Excellence
Kent State University
515 Hilltop Drive, P.O. Box 5190, Rockwell Hall
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: 330-672-1453; Email:

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