Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor in Textiles and Apparel Design

Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106191

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Textiles (COT) is recognized as a worldwide leader in textile education and research. It incorporates interdisciplinary programs that approach science from both fundamental and applied perspectives. Current academic and research programs deliver knowledge that informs global textile supply chains based on inputs from chemistry, design, engineering, management and marketing. Areas of emphasis include: brand management, color science and chemistry, composites, fashion design, fibers, forensics, medical textiles, nano-textiles, nonwovens, polymer science, protective clothing, smart textiles, supply chain management, sustainability, transportation textiles and textile design. The College currently serves a diverse population, including approximately 1,000 undergraduate students, 220 graduate students, 60 full-time faculty members, 20 visiting scholars & post-docs, and 75 technical and administrative staff members The COT is recognized globally as a model for integrating the traditional university academics and the activities of research centers and institutes into a unified model. Significant features of the COT include: The Nonwovens Institute, the Textile Protection and Comfort Center, and the Zeis Textile Extension Education for Economic Development Center. COT facilities offer a full range of operational manufacturing capabilities, from synthesizing new polymers and producing nanofibers to making textile-based end products. The College is comprised of two academic departments: The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management and The Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science. The two departments offer bachelor's degrees in Fashion and Textile Management, Fashion and Textile Design, Textile Technology, Polymer and Color Chemistry, and Textile Engineering. At the graduate level, the two departments offer a combined four master's degrees and two doctoral degrees. The College's degree programs constantly evolve to provide classroom experiences that address the changing needs of industry and society. The Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management (TATM), prepares future leaders for the textile, apparel, home/furniture, fashion and retail industries. Undergraduate and graduate programs (Fashion and Textile Management; Fashion and Textile Design) incorporate global marketplace dynamics with a strategic management focus. Career paths of our graduates are in the areas of brand marketing, merchandising, retail, sourcing, private brand development, analyst, design, product development, supply chain, and public relations and communications.

Essential Job Duties: The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management is seeking a recognized leader in Textile and Apparel Design or Fashion to join the faculty as the Cornelson Distinguished Professor in the Fashion and Textile Design. This endowed chair will provide supplemental salary support and discretionary funds for the Chair's research program. The Cornelson Distinguished Professor will be expected to make major contributions to developing and enhancing the Fashion and Textile Design program in terms of design strength and visibility, program vision, and in cultivating a world-class reputation for the program in the global design community. Responsibilities include leadership in teaching, scholarship, research and in promoting student learning in the department at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have demonstrated world-class accomplishments in textile and apparel design. They must have established an international reputation as a leader in one or more of these applications areas of textiles and apparel design or fashion: knitwear, digital printing, 3D printing, design and manufacturing innovation, CAD, whole environments (near, middle, far) automotive textiles, or advanced clothing design for function, aesthetics or protective performance. The ideal candidate will be a prominent design leader possessing the vision and experience needed to inspire innovative solutions in textiles and apparel design research and education that incorporate the combined talents of multidisciplinary teams. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to the University's commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. Candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging in diversity initiatives such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, and incorporating diverse perspectives in research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education/Experience: Terminal degree in a relevant field plus distinguished achievement in a relevant disciplinary area with significant experience in academia or industry.

Department Required Skills: Full Professor with tenure in an accredited institution or meeting the standard of Professorial rank within the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management. Candidates must have a strong commitment to academic and scholarly excellence, and an outstanding record of scholarly contributions commensurate with the expectations of a major research university. Candidates must have demonstrated ability to lead collaborative multi-disciplinary initiatives and projects in textile and apparel design or fashion. Candidates should have a commitment to mentoring students. Candidates must have demonstrated outstanding ability as a communicator, including publishing and presenting research in national and international forums. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of active experience in diversity initiatives.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Demonstrated global leadership in creative scholarship in Textile and Apparel Design or Fashion. Candidates with industry experience and/or strong collaboration with industry partners are preferred.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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