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Assistant Professor in Textile and Apparel Management depending on qualifications; 9-month academic year; tenure track
Teach merchandising/retailing courses that incorporate math reasoning proficiency, and analytical and technological applications including Excel; entrepreneurship; and digital presentations in merchandising. Contribute to the graduate curriculum in merchandising/retailing. Generate relevant research in the areas of merchandising, entrepreneurship, retailing, ecommerce, and/or related areas. Responsibilities also include grant writing, curriculum development, service, outreach and other academic functions.
QUALIFICATIONS Required: Ph.D. at time of appointment in apparel and textiles or related field. Candidates will be evaluated on ability to teach courses in merchandising/retailing/entrepreneurship/ecommerce, and/or related areas, evidence of scholarship and potential for success in research, grant writing, teaching, and outreach.
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Effective closing date December 3, 2017 or until position is filled
DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION The Department of Textile and Apparel Management (TAM) is one of six units in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU). The Department has about 300 students and offers programs in apparel marketing and merchandising, apparel product development and management, and international studies. Additionally there are 12-15 graduate students seeking master's and Ph.D. degrees. There are numerous multidisciplinary initiatives on campus that TAM faculty are involved with including an entrepreneurship minor and the Center for the Digital Globe. TAM apparel labs include industry-specific production equipment (e.g., 3-D body scanner, Optitex, and digital textile printer). The Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection houses over 5,500 items. TAM has an advisory board that works with the department to provide an excellent liaison with industry. The department has a spirit of positive development and teamwork. Key foci of the department includes the development of leadership, creativity, a global perspective, and attention to sustainability across the supply chain.
GENERAL INFORMATION MU, the oldest state university west of the Mississippi, is one of only 34 U.S. Universities selected for membership in the Association of American Universities and designated "Doctoral/Very-High Research Intensive" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. As the land-grant university for Missouri, a focus is given to research, teaching, service, and outreach. The university has an enrollment of over 35,000 students from every state in the nation, and 120 countries.
APPLICATION MATERIALS Please apply online and be prepared to upload with (1) Letter of application; (2) Vitae; (3) copies of transcripts, official transcripts will be required upon hire; (4) a list of three names with contact information whom we have permission to contact as references.
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