Instructor- Fashion & Apparel Studies

Newark, DE
May 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Arts & Sciences: Fashion & Apparel Studies
Location: Newark, DE

Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies

Temporary Full-Time Instructor or Assistant Professor in Apparel Design and Product Development

The University of Delaware invites applications and nominations for a temporary instructor or assistant professor in apparel design and product development in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies ( The instructor will teach a broad range of apparel design and product development courses including core courses required in both apparel design and fashion merchandising programs. The successful candidate may expect to begin on or about September 1, 2017. Position is for one year, renewable for a total of three years, subject to satisfactory performance, departmental needs and availability of funding.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong ability to teach courses required in both apparel design and fashion merchandising programs, have strong knowledge of fashion business, leverage technology to support student learning, and collaborate with teams of instructors to improve teaching.

The Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies is ranked as one of the top programs on the East Coast ( Supported by internationally distinguished scholars and educators, the Department is recognized for its outstanding undergraduate programs, expanding graduate program with competitive enrollment, and award winning sustainability certificate program. Our faculty is recognized for a strong track record in federal and industry grants, industry partnerships, and leadership to the field and profession.

Questions, but not application materials, should be e-mailed to the attention of Dr. Belinda Orzada (, Professor, Fashion and Apparel Studies. Review of applications will begin on June 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Delaware is located in the Greater Philadelphia area between New York and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware ( is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions,and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. The University holds the R1 Carnegie Classification designated for fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S. for research activities with annual external funding exceeding $200 millions. The Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies is part of the College of Arts and Sciences (, the largest college of UD's seven colleges.


A master's degree in an apparel-related field at the time of appointment and/or 5 or more years of industry experience is preferred for candidates. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Using the Interfolio® online system at UD, applicants should submit a cover letter outlining interest in the position, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current CV or resume, teaching evaluations and any other evidence of teaching quality, letters of recommendation, and portfolio of examples of student and personal work.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

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