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Date posted: September 23, 2014

Employer: Division of Journalism, Southern Methodist University

Position: Assistant Professor of Practice Journalism (Position Number 053188)

Job Description:
The Division of Journalism invites nominations and applications for an assistant professor of practice to teach in the new Fashion Media program. The Division of Journalism offers both a major and a minor in Fashion Media. The program trains journalists to communicate in all areas relating to fashion including design, manufacturing and retail. Students in the program must demonstrate significant knowledge of the cultural and artistic aspects of fashion as well as the division's foundational skills in writing, ethics, and advanced digital technology. This is a non-tenure-track position that will teach the introductory course in Fashion Media as well as upper-level theoretical or practical courses.†The ideal applicant will have significant academic and professional credentials in fashion and media. A one- to three-year contract will be offered, depending on qualifications, and is subject to renewal with potential promotion to full professor of practice. Successful teaching at the university level will be helpful. The position begins August 2015. The Division of Journalism is a program committed to teaching the media professionals of the 21st Century. We are situated in the top media market in the Southwest, and we emphasize teaching and scholarship in convergent media. Our digital facilities are state of the art. Our students excel in developing critical thinking skills with an uncompromising commitment to fairness, ethics and professionalism. Our Web site is http://www.smu.edu/journalism. Also see the SMU student media Web site at http://www.smudailycampus.com.

SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at http://www.smu.edu. ††

SMU has a beautifully shaded campus of Georgian Revival-inspired architecture and is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 & 100 corporations. http://www.dallaschamber.org. ††

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMUís commitment to equal opportunity includes†nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Minimum qualifications: A bachelorís degree in journalism or communication and five years professional in media and/or fashion.
Preferred qualifications: A terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in journalism, communication or fashion. A masterís degree in journalism, communication or fashion and 10 years professional experience in a major media market.

Application deadline: To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by Oct. 15, 2014.†The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Contact information: Send letter of application highlighting the candidateís qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Mark Vamos, William O'Neil Chair in Business Journalism, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750113, Dallas, TX, 75275-0113, or as email attachments to mvamos@smu.edu.

We encourage digital applications. Emailed files should be saved to smallest size. Digital applications can be mailed to mvamos@smu.edu.


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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