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Date posted: September 10, 2014

Employer: Dominican University (River Forest, IL)

Position: Assistant Professor, Apparel Design and Merchandising

Job Description:
The Apparel Design and Merchandising Department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will promote the liberal arts core of the program by integrating community-based experiences, interdisciplinary relationships, and diverse perspectives into courses which serve as a foundation for the design and merchandising majors.

Responsibilities include teaching a schedule of three courses per semester chosen from: historic and contemporary dress, social/psychological aspects of dress, dress and culture, textile science, surface design, fiber arts, and digital textile design. Expertise in fashion design, fashion illustration, and online portfolio development are assets. The candidate is expected to maintain a continued record of scholarship and professional development, participate in university life, and advise undergraduate students. Additional responsibilities include cultivating community partnerships, curriculum development, maintenance of the textile and clothing collection, and assisting with special projects in the department.

Located in suburban Chicago, Dominican is a distinctively relationship-centered educational community, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, and comprehensive in scope, known for its rigorous and engaging academic programs; for the care and respect with which it mentors students; for its enduring commitment to social justice; and for the enriching diversity of its students, faculty, and staff. As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsored institution, in the Catholic intellectual tradition, Dominican University prepares students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.

Dominican University is an equal employment opportunity employer seeking applicants from underrepresented groups.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants must possess an earned terminal degree in Textiles and Apparel or a related field. Evidence of high quality teaching and a commitment to undergraduate instruction are required. Established industry relationships and experience are preferred.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact information: Apply online at https://jobs.dom.edu.


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