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Date posted: April 2, 2015

Employer: Miami University, Oxford, OH

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in Fashion Design - Apparel

Job Description:
Develop and teach curriculum for an emerging new program in Fashion Design. Primary teaching responsibilities to be determined. Other responsibilities include providing strategic vision for the College of Creative Arts to expand the existing Fashion Design minor into a co-major in Fashion, developing new, flexible and distinctive global curriculum including interdisciplinary courses/topics relevant to student practice across the division and in partnership with the Farmer School of Business, with potential to develop digital fashion design courses, new on-line, winter, summer and international co-major and graduate curriculum; advise students. Expected to benchmark model programs, partner with Miami University Career Services and College of Creative Arts departments and programs (Architecture + Interior Design, Art, Music, and Theatre, Interactive Media, Art Museum, and Performing Arts), and broaden internship profiles and alumni networking.

One-year renewable appointment, dependent upon funding and performance for reappointment. Require: Earned Masterís in Fashion Design with teaching experience (for appointment as Instructor); MFA (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor). Desire: MFA; industry experience; previous experience with writing curriculum, developing initiatives and grant proposals.

Application deadline: Screening of applications begins April 20, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact information: Applicants should submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae and transcripts to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=459. Three letters of recommendation are required should be submitted to Prof. Susan Ewing, at ewingsr@miamioh.edu. Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miamiís Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

Additionally, applicants must submit a portfolio of examples of creative activity/professional work, and work by students (if available). Please submit portfolio, in PDF format or weblink, via e-mail to ewingsr@miamiOH.edu. Applicants may, at their option, submit a hardcopy portfolio to: Search Committee/Fashion, 106 Center for the Performing Arts, College of Creative Arts, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.


Date posted: January 31, 2015

Employer: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design

Position: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Design, especially Fashion Research

Job Description:
The purpose of the professorship is to strengthen and develop the research conducted within Fashion, Clothing and Textile design. Aalto University is looking for a scholar with skills and ability to build innovative co-operation in design research and teaching. The professor is expected to develop and lead multi- and interdisciplinary research across the departments and schools of Aalto University in close connection with the society.

The position will be placed on the Aalto University tenure track. Individuals on the tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community. †For more information on the tenure track system of Aalto University, please see www.aalto.fi/en/tenuretrack.

Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific/artistic research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and academic leadership and merits in the fields of fashion, clothing and textile design.

The applicant is expected to have:

  • Doctoral degree in a relevant field
  • Research agenda that complements and expands the core areas of the department
  • Teaching competence
  • Experience in collaboration with fashion design practice
  • International networks within the field of professorship

    Application deadline: February 23, 2015

    Contact information: To apply for this position, please see the whole announcement with application instructions at www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/400. For more information about Aalto University, please visit www.aalto.fi/en.