Open Rank Faculty Position (Tenure Track) for Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management
Position Number: 00060936
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Textiles (COT) is recognized as a worldwide leader in textile education and research. The interdisciplinary COT incorporates 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. The College of Textiles (COT) is recognized as a worldwide leader in textile education and research. The interdisciplinary COT incorporates 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 80 technical and administrative staff members. Located on NC State's Centennial Campus, the College is recognized globally as a model for integrating the traditional university academics and the activities of research institutes into a unified model. Significant features of the COT include: The Nonwovens Institute, the Textile Protection and Comfort Center, and the Zeis Textiles Extension Department. Due to these resources, the College offers 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's students, faculty and staff partner with industry, government and nonprofit partners to solve grand challenges in the textiles enterprise. Our more than 650 high-performing undergraduate and graduate students apply what they learn in the real world by industry-based education focusing on textile and fashion management and design, conducting research and completing internships to prepare for leadership positions in the global marketplace. This enriching experiential education ensures they graduate ready to lead the workforce, confident in the knowledge that NC State consistently rates as one of the best values and most impactful higher education institutions. The TATM Department will foster an inspiring, student-centered, learning and research environment to shape the world of fashion and textile design, and textile management.
Essential Job Duties: The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management is searching for a faculty member in Fashion and Textile Design. Responsibilities include teaching, independent scholarly research, and promoting student learning in the design of fashion and textile products.
Minimum Education/Experience: PhD, MFA or terminal degree in the discipline from a recognized university or equivalent terminal academic qualifications. Faculty rank may be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level depending upon qualifications and experience. In some cases based upon an individuals qualifications the rank of Instructor may be considered.
Department Required Skills: The success candidate should be competent in design fundamentals, portfolio evaluation and presentation and be able to communicate and work effectively with faculty, students, laboratory and studio equipment, and staff. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be proficient in computer aided design, creative and entrepreneurial thinking, and the use of design technologies and textile materials to creatively build prototypical products that meet the needs of consumers and customers worldwide. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate competence in quantitative/qualitative research methods that advance knowledge in the field, build a record of successful grant writing, and be capable of collaborating with industry partners on projects and research.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience in professional practice is desirable.
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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