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Date posted: December 15, 2015

Employer: CUNY NYC College of Technology

Position: Assistant Professor - Fashion Marketing (Business)

Job Description:
Job ID: 13901
Location: CUNY NYC College of Technology
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY), a comprehensive college of 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Fashion Marketing at the Assistant Professor level, to begin during the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Department of Business has 11 full-time faculty members, with extensive experience in the private sector as well as academic credentials. Close to one thousand students are enrolled in the Department of Business, which offers three programs leading to the associate degree: Accounting, Fashion Marketing, and Marketing Management and Sales. A baccalaureate degree in the Business and Technology of Fashion is in development, with additional bachelor's level programs contemplated.

The candidate hired will teach undergraduate courses in fashion marketing and technology in the fashion industry, including fashion merchandising, fashion textiles, product development, small business management, advertising techniques, marketing strategies, and retail management. The program provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the apparel industry and fashion cycles. Students learn to develop and implement marketing strategic plans; analyze marketing in the fashion industry; and use technology in fashion design and mark

The position requires a commitment to teaching, scholarly research resulting in publications and presentations, sustained service to the department and college, and academic advisement. The candidate hired will be expected to participate actively in College/University-wide initiatives and contribute collaboratively to department level efforts, playing an active role in the creation, development, and assessment of department curricula.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

A doctorate in Fashion Design Technology, Fashion Communications, Fashion Marketing, Fashion E-commerce, or related field is strongly preferred; candidates holding the MFA with exceptionally strong industry/professional experience may be considered. Applicants must have a degree in hand by the date of appointment. Candidates must show evidence of excellence in teaching and/or professional experience and provide strong academic and professional references. Effective communicative skills are essential. Published or publishable scholarly work is strongly desirable, and a commitment to quality research is required. An ability to teach in textile/fashion marketing, fashion merchandising and related business focused areas of textiles and apparel to a diverse student population is essential.

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes will begin 11/30/15.

Contact information: Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


Date posted: December 15, 2015

Employer: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology

Position: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Job Description:
The School of Human Ecology seeks an established scholar within material culture studies with depth in the history of textiles and history of fashion to join the faculty of the Department of Design Studies. The position is a 9-month, full time tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor, or tenured position at Associate or Full Professor levels. This position may lead to an endowed chair position for a qualified candidate.

The individual will serve as faculty director and coordinator of activities between the department and the Center currently anchored by the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection and the Ruth Davis Design Gallery. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with the Textile Collection and Design Gallery within the School and in partnerships in the broader campus in the area of material culture studies. The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection contains approximately 13,000 objects. You can view over 9,000 of these objects online by searching the University's Digital Collection. Objects in the collection span the globe and centuries, from archaeological textiles to mid-century American textiles. https://sohe.wisc.edu/research-development/textile-collection/digital-collection

The successful candidate will contribute to the research, teaching and outreach missions of the Department of Design Studies in the broad area of material culture by teaching courses that enrich and support the studio design programs within the department. The Department of Design Studies is inherently interdisciplinary with strong undergraduate and graduate programs in studio design, with faculty who are committed to the rich, innovative interactions that rise from the intersections between research and studio creativity and real-world issues. The department is currently working in Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Ecuador, and China; one project is seeking to enrich the health and wellbeing of women and communities via the incorporation of high quality product design and innovative marketing with microenterprise and health initiatives. Closer to home, the department collaborates closely with other school majors such as Retailing and Civil Society and Community Studies.

The position is open to an individual firmly grounded in the history of textiles and the history of fashion with an established record of publication and active research. The individual will be committed to an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to humanistic study and scholarship in his or her work. In this approach, the physical object is not passively reflecting a culture but is an active agent participating in broader social and cultural events within which it is embedded.

The individual will benefit from the considerable resources unique to a research institution, designed to enhance scholarly work and teaching. Faculty generally teach two classes each semester on both graduate and undergraduate levels, and guide graduate and undergraduate research. Specific courses that need to be taught are History of Textiles and History of Fashion. Other potential courses include a graduate seminar course in the individual's area of expertise, an upper level multidisciplinary course in an area of interest/expertise and relevant to the school's mission, and a course in exhibition development based on the resources of the textile collection and gallery. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with students not only from Design Studies but other allied majors such as Retailing and Consumer Behavior within the school. The candidate will also participate in program development, and provide broader service to the School and University, as well as provide stewardship to donors who support the program and the endowed position.

- Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to attract extramural funding and a documented record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
- The Ph.D. degree must be in a relevant field with a focus on history of textiles and/or history of fashion, and experience within the broader field of material culture studies.
- Candidate must have teaching, research and scholarship experience in the area of textiles within material culture at or equivalent to mid-level assistant professor or higher. - Candidate must demonstrate evidence of experience and/or interest in working with collections.
- Candidate must demonstrate ability and experience in communicating with a diverse and broad audience such as students, scholars, designers, artists, industry leaders, scientists and potential donors.

THE SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Consumer Science, Civil Society and Community Studies, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 900 students, and 100 graduate students.

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university, ranking as one of the top ten universities in America in every survey of scholarly reputation conducted since 1990. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 40,000 students. The university has excellent computer and library resources. Madison (pop. 223,000) is the state capital with the culture of a large urban area and the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu

This is a nine-month, 100% position. Salary is negotiable.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Degree and area of specialization: A Ph.D. degree in Material Culture, Design History, Art History, Textile History, Costume history or a relevant field with a focus on history of textiles and/or history of fashion, and experience within the broader field of material culture studies.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
For Assistant Professor: Completed PhD, and 3 years in a tenure track faculty position, including successful publishing in academic peer-reviewed journals. for Associate Professor: A minimum of 1 year at the associate professor level with tenure in a peer institution, along with a strong research and publication record to meet standards of UW-Madison Divisional Committee for tenure. for Full Professor: A minimum of 1 year at the full professor level with tenure, along with a strong research and publication record.

Application deadline: February 26, 2016

Contact information: Please direct questions about the position to:
Professor Roberto Rengel
Chair, Department of Design Studies
Phone: 608.265.5209
Email: rjrengel@wisc.edu

To apply: Materials should be emailed as a PDF file to the attention of Roberto Rengel, Chair of Design Studies to the email: caps@sohe.wisc.edu with the PVL number 84426 in the subject line. A cover letter, 3 representative publications and a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) is required. The CV should include a complete list of publications, as well as research and teaching statements describing how the applicant's research and teaching goals fit the position description. Those applicants wishing to be considered for a tenure-track, assistant professor position should also provide three letters of reference. Applicants wishing to be considered for a tenured appointment should state so clearly in their cover letter and provide names and contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.