Professor/Department Head

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Job Summary: Oklahoma State University seeks candidates who are eligible for appointment as a tenured Professor and Head (12-month appointment) in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising ( The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to embody and convey the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and extension to varying audiences and be a strong advocate for all aspects of the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising.
About the Department: As an academic unit of the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University, the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising has a diverse and dynamic mission with 17 faculty and 3 staff members. The Department is a leader in the discovery and dissemination of sustainable design and technology knowledge to educate students, promote optimal wellbeing of humans in their physical and built environments, and serve the needs of Oklahomans and beyond.

Academic Programs: The Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees within the disciplines of Design, Housing and Merchandising, including apparel design and production, interior design, and merchandising. Approximately 300 undergraduate and 12 graduate students were enrolled in Fall 2017. Our programs prepare future leaders for industry and academic positions through undergraduate and graduate programs, internships, and high impact experiential learning activities in our disciplines.

Research: The Department's faculty lead in the discovery of new knowledge, develop innovative technologies, and form strategic alliances to advance all aspects of apparel design and production, interior design/housing, and merchandising. These efforts improve quality of life for people of the state, nation, and world.

Extension: The Department provides sustained education through the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to the general public to improve the health, wellbeing and consumer interests of the people of Oklahoma. Additionally, department faculty and students participate in community engagement with members of the local and broader public.

*Serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising.
*Provide visionary leadership.
*Work effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
*Provide leadership and guidance to departmental faculty members to aid in their professional development.
*Promote collegiality within the Department, College, and University.
*Facilitate the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and graduate students.
*Promote excellence in research.
*Promote excellence in teaching.
*Promote excellence in Extension education and community engagement.
*Have an understanding of the mission of land-grant institutions, as Oklahoma State University is a land grant institution.
*Have an understanding, commitment, and goal of fostering a climate within the Department that embraces and understands the benefits of inclusiveness and multi-cultural competencies.
*Serve as liaison and advocate for the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising to the administrative team of the College of Human Sciences, especially in support of overall programming goals and strategies.
*Represent the Department to state and federal agencies, private organizations, partners and collaborators, and key industry groups; and
*Provide leadership for continued acquisition of internal and external resources to enhance departmental programs.

Hiring Range:(Contingent upon available funding): 0.00 - 0.00, Commensurate





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Posted: 10/11/2018
Application Due: 12/10/2018
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