Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Denton, TX
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Design (136310)

College of Visual Arts and Design

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Design within the College of Visual Arts and Design at The University of North Texas (UNT) seeks a scholar and/or designer with a commitment to excellence and a passion for teaching and professional practice in Fashion Design. Applicants with an energetic, team-building leadership style, and a record and willingness toward developing and building synergistic relationships with fashion industry partners are encouraged.

The successful candidate will exhibit leadership qualities appropriate to advance the UNT Fashion Design program's long history of educating professional designers, engage students in design competitions, research projects, technology, student professional development, and global studies, and also navigate the program into new directions as a highly desirable higher education option for students in the ever-changing field of fashion design.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
PhD or MFA in Fashion Design or closely related discipline, in-hand at time of appointment, with an active and distinguished record of creative work appropriate to rank. A Master's degree in Fashion Design with exceptional fashion industry experience may also be considered. College level teaching experience as instructor of record is required. Candidates must demonstrate strong visual design skills and a capacity for conducting original creative design and research work within a background of creative practice and/or industry experience. Candidates must show a proficiency in all aspects of fashion design including knowledge and experience in conceptual design, technical design, and clothing construction including pattern drafting, draping, tailoring and emerging technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:
Three years of professional design experience are preferred. Experience in one or more of the following is highly desired: apparel design technologies such as Adobe Creative Suite, ePortfolio platforms, 2D computer applications such as Gerber, Optitex, 3D garment simulation and familiarity with other emerging technologies (e.g. 3D visualization, body scanning, wearable technology, and digital fabrication).

Area of Specialty:
Fashion Design

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are instructed to submit the following materials via our SlideRoom portal at

20 examples of professional and/or scholarly work (pdf or URL listing). Provide a brief description of the project parameters for each image.

20 examples of student work (if available) consisting of print and/or interactive examples in digital format (pdf or URL listing). Provide a brief description of the project parameters for each image.


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