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  • Assistant/Associate Professor - Apparel Design and Production Management
    Consumer & Design Sciences
    Auburn University

    Job Description Summary
    Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure track, nine-month appointment

    Start Date: Negotiable starting in spring or fall 2023; but spring start is preferred.

    Teach studio/lab/lecture courses in two or more of the following areas:
    CAD and 3D visualization technologies for apparel design studio
    Creative and functional design for apparel product development studio
    Portfolio development for apparel designers (lecture and lab)
    Apparel industry including sewn product manufacturing (lecture and lab)
    Actively pursue a program of scholarship that emphasizes creative work but can include research.
    Pursue grant opportunities.
    Participate in curriculum development and marketing for undergraduate and graduate programs.
    Direct and serve on graduate student committees.
    Participate in undergraduate student advising and mentoring of students for design competitions.
    Provide service to the department, college, and university.
    Be actively involved in relevant professional organizations and with industry entities.

    Department and University: The Department of Consumer and Design Sciences has 20 faculty positions (16 full-time, tenured/tenure track and 4 lecturers), 630 undergraduates and 30 graduate students. Bachelor of Science programs are Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Production Management, with Apparel Design and Merchandising Options, Interior Design, and Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. The graduate program offers masters (thesis and non-thesis) and doctoral degrees in Consumer and Design Sciences. Auburn University, a R1 land-grant institution with 31,000 students is located in the east Alabama city of Auburn, and has consistently been ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top 50 public universities in the United States. For more information see, and Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples

    Minimum Qualifications
    Ph.D. in Apparel, Apparel Design, or related field required by time of appointment. Will consider candidates who are ABD at employment date with appointment at Instructor level; doctoral degree to be completed within one year of initial hire date.

    The candidate must be fluent in English and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
    The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

    Desired Qualifications
    Knowledge and skill in CAD/3D technology (Optitex, CLO, Browzwear), Adobe Creative Suite, 3D body scanning, and digital textile printing.
    Evidence of studio instruction; engagement in creative scholarship (shown through juried design exhibitions and portfolio of own and mentored student work).

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Apply online using the link: Provide application letter, complete CV, transcripts from all universities attended, portfolio of student and/or own professional work; statements of teaching philosophy and of research/creative scholarship; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and three professional references with names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Only complete application materials will be considered. Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact:
    Dr. Karla Teel, Search Committee Chair / (334) 844-1345

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