May 14, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 24068
Job Description


Assistant Professor in Textile and Apparel Management depending on qualifications; 9-month academic year; tenure track

Teach merchandising/retailing courses that incorporate math reasoning proficiency, and analytical and technological applications including Excel; entrepreneurship; and digital presentations in merchandising. Contribute to the graduate curriculum in merchandising/retailing. Generate relevant research in the areas of merchandising, entrepreneurship, retailing, ecommerce, and/or related areas. Responsibilities also include grant writing, curriculum development, service, outreach and other academic functions.

QUALIFICATIONS Required: Ph.D. at time of appointment in apparel and textiles or related field. Candidates will be evaluated on ability to teach courses in merchandising/retailing/entrepreneurship/ecommerce, and/or related areas, evidence of scholarship and potential for success in research, grant writing, teaching, and outreach.

SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Effective closing date December 3, 2018 or until position is filled

DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION The Department of Textile and Apparel Management (TAM) is one of six units in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU). The Department has about 300 students and offers programs in apparel marketing and merchandising, apparel product development and management, and international studies. Additionally there are 12-15 graduate students seeking master’s and Ph.D. degrees. There are numerous multidisciplinary initiatives on campus that TAM faculty are involved with including an entrepreneurship minor and the Center for the Digital Globe. TAM apparel labs include industry-specific production equipment (e.g., 3-D body scanner, Optitex, and digital textile printer). The Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection houses over 5,500 items. TAM has an advisory board that works with the department to provide an excellent liaison with industry. The department values interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork. Key foci of the department includes the development of leadership, creativity, a global perspective, and attention to sustainability across the supply chain.

GENERAL INFORMATION MU, the oldest land-grant university west of the Mississippi, is one of only 34 U.S. Universities selected for membership in the Association of American Universities and designated “Doctoral/Very-High Research Intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. As the land-grant university for Missouri, a focus is given to research, teaching, service, and outreach. The university has an enrollment of over 30,000 students from every state in the nation, and 120 countries.

APPLICATION MATERIALS Please apply online and be prepared to upload with (1) Letter of application; (2) Vitae; (3) copies of transcripts, official transcripts will be required upon hire; (4) a list of three names with contact information whom we have permission to contact as references.

All correspondence and questions should be sent to:

Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire, Search Committee Chair

Department of Textile and Apparel Management

137 Stanley Hall

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO 65211-7700

[email protected]

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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