The Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is the only fashion & textile program in the Ivy League. The department seeks applications for a tenure-track, full professor in fashion design. Successful candidates are expected to develop prominence in studio-based teaching and scholarship in one or several related areas of fashion design including, but not limited to, 21st century contemporary fashion, experimental fashion, creative expression, design innovation, and sustainability in design.
Duties & Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities may include:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in fashion and apparel design.
Conduct research and scholarly activities related to fashion design.
Advise undergraduate and graduate students on their course of study, extra-curricular activities and career development.
Develop a funding base for scholarly work.
Contribute to the development and management of academic programs.
Promote the international visibility for Cornell Fashion.
Ph.D. in Apparel Design or related fields.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching fashion and/or apparel design courses.
Evidence of outstanding accomplishment in fashion related research and scholarship (e.g. publications, juried exhibitions and awards).
Evidence in successful grant writing and funded research.
Leadership in developing and managing fashion related academic programs.
Leadership in fashion related associations.
Experience in the fashion industry (preferred).
A clear definition and focus for scholarly work within fashion/apparel design must be demonstrated in vita and personal statement. The candidate must be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and apparel design studio courses across a number of skill areas.
This is a nine-month position with 50% teaching and 50% research responsibility; rank of tenure-track, Endowed Professorship (Full Professor); salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits are provided. Starting date is August, 2018, negotiable.
The Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design is one of five academic units in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. Faculty, depending upon appointment, carries out a three-fold mission of research, teaching, and outreach. Across the graduate field of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, M.A./M.S./MPS and Ph.D. degrees in Apparel Design or Fiber Science are offered.
The undergraduate program offers options in Fashion Design, Fashion Design Management and Fiber Science. Apparel Design faculty work collaboratively to recruit outstanding students and advance the undergraduate as well as graduate curriculum which is multi-disciplinary with a problem-solving approach.
The department is currently engaged in development and expansion into new areas, including a master's program in fashion studies and the Cornell Institute of Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI), fostering collaboration with the fashion, fiber and textile industry.
Facilities include well equipped fashion studios with industrial production equipment, a gallery, research laboratories, a 10,000 item costume and textile collection for teaching and research, two laser cutters, 3-D printers, a cutting edge computerized knitting machine, a digital textile printer, 3-D Body scanners, a 3-D motion capture system, sweating thermal manikins and environmental chambers. In addition, there are department and college CAD facilities with strong technical support and a variety of software, video conferencing facilities in the classrooms, a world renowned library system, advanced computer facilities, and strong support for entrepreneurship and enterprise across campus.
Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10857 and upload a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and goals, statement of teaching interests and goals, selected publications, selected exhibitions, design portfolio, examples of student work, unofficial transcripts, and names of three references. Work may be posted on YouTube or Vimeo. In this case submit a document for each requirement, with the links to your work.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and accepted until the position is filled.
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