Albert Myers Distinguished Professor in Textile Economics and Management

Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106192

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 (TATM) is seeking a recognized world-leader in textile economics and management to join the faculty as the Albert Myers Distinguished Professor. This endowed chair will provide supplemental salary support and discretionary funds for the Chair's research program. Candidates must have a track record of distinguished achievement in research with consistent contributions in externally funded projects, teaching, and in engagement and service. They must have an established international reputation as a leader in one or more area of textile economics and management: analytics, economic value chains, brand marketing, sustainability, innovative marketing, innovation management and strategic management, reshoring-evolution of industries. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated understanding and experience with the global textile and apparel industry. Candidates must have the vision needed to revitalize, or reinvent the U.S. textile and apparel industry through the application of advanced manufacturing, sustainable economic models, technology sourcing or advanced principles of supply-chain management. The Albert Myers Professor will be expected to make major contributions toward enhancing the department's visibility in textile economics and management, and in building a world class reputation for the program in the global textiles and apparel community. The Albert Myers Professor will lead in teaching, scholarship, research in textile economics and management and in promoting student learning in this field at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ideal candidate will be the prominent scholarship leader in management disciplines for TATM. Their duties focus on fostering a quality, international research profile for the management sub-disciplines in the department. This individual should be a research champion for the management sub-disciplines in brand management and marketing, fashion/product development, supply chain management in textiles and strategic management in textiles. The candidate will contribute significantly to doctoral instruction, program direction and resource management. Additionally, this individual will promote a research culture throughout the TATM management programs at all levels of instruction (graduate & undergraduate). 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: PH. D degree in the 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. The candidate will have achieved (or earned) national and/or international recognition for excellence in her/his field of research and that the candidate will be expected to maintain this reputation through significant and regular contributions to the field. The candidate will have a doctor's degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience. The successful candidate will have a number of substantive works accepted for publication subjected to a peer review process that is comparable or exceeds full professors' works in the field. The expectation is that these publications will be in that group of journals, considered to be at the top of a particular field or area. They should have a strong publishing record in relevant management area including but not limited to supply chain management, strategic management, entrepreneurship and marketing/branding.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: World-class expertise, experience and accomplishment the field of textile economics and management. International reputation for scholarship in respective research area. Experience directing graduate committees. Commitment to rigor and quality in doctoral research. Evidence of resourcefulness in securing funding for research (graduate & faculty). Evidence of collaboration with Management and Marketing programs. Evidence of international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrated global leadership in creative scholarship in Textile Economics and Management. Candidates with industry experience and/or strong collaboration with industry partners are preferred. Demonstrated global leadership in creative scholarship in Textile Economics and Management. Candidates with industry experience and/or strong collaboration with industry partners are preferred. Evidence of academic leadership- administrative, formal/informal research leadership; international experience (teaching and/or collaboration).

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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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