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Tenure-Track Faculty - Intersection of Textiles
Kent State University

Date Posted Feb. 5, 2019
Title Tenure-Track Faculty - Intersection of Textiles
University Kent State University
Kent, OH, United States
Department Dean-Arts
Application Deadline 3/1/19
Position Start Date Fall 2019
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  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Design - Fashion & Textile Design
Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo
Dean, Arts
Job #988160
Kent Campus - Kent, OH

Opportunity Kent State University is seeking applications for a newly established interdisciplinary faculty position focused on the intersections of textiles with textile art, fashion design, and costume design and technology. The position is designed to foster creative learning opportunities for students in these areas as well as other potential connections across the university.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a terminal degree in textiles or a related field (Ph.D., MFA degree or equivalent) and a strong record of professional involvement in art/design practice. Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years’ full time teaching experience beyond the graduate assistantship as well as demonstrated professional achievement. Those possessing versatility, energy and collegiality and who are enthusiastic about participating in ongoing curricular transformation and innovative evolution of the fields of art and design are particularly sought. Interested applicants should possess experience and committed practice as a textile artist/designer/innovator. Evidence of technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: textile structures (woven, felted, knitted), embellishments, print and dye processes (including natural dyeing), electronic/interactive textiles is required; along with a depth of knowledge of contemporary and historic textiles, theory, sustainability, and community engagement.

Full consideration will be given to candidates who apply and supply all supporting application materials prior to 3/01/2019. To apply for this position, please visit

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