Instructional Assistant Professor
Request/Posting Number 0712571
Classification Title Instructional Assistant Professor
Working Title Instructional Assistant Professor- Fashion Design and Merchandising
Job Class # 700500
Type of Position Non-Tenure/Adjunct Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department Family and Consumer Sciences - 05060000
Job Category Faculty - Non-Tenure (Adjunct)
General Summary The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is seeking team-oriented candidates for a full-time non-tenure-track position in Fashion Design and Merchandising beginning on August 16, 2020. The expected appointment is a 3-course load in the fall with additional responsibilities for coordinating regional and national industry-focused study tours and a 4-course load in the spring.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
This position is represented by the Illinois State University Education Association and may have associated dues or fees.
Required: Applicants must hold a master's degree in Apparel and Textiles or closely related field. Applicants with an expected completion of their master's degree before August 15, 2020 will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach courses in fashion design and merchandising in the following areas: patternmaking (flat pattern and draping), apparel collection development, fashion illustration and apparel design, computer-aided design, visual merchandising, and digital portfolio development. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language, as mandated by state law.
Preferred: Industry experience; teaching experience in fashion design courses.
Teach undergraduate courses; plan and chaperone annual regional and national study tours of industry sites.
SALARY, RANK, AND TENURE
Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and preparation. This is a non-tenure-track, nine-month position.
Currently there are approximately 105 Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) undergraduate majors. FDM offers two areas of concentration for students, Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Design/Product Development. Courses are taught in all areas of merchandising and design through industry-level design studio and textile lab facilities, supported by a 2,000-piece historic costume collection. The highlight of each school year is the annual FDM-sponsored Illinois State University student-run fashion show of student designs. Students and faculty also have the opportunity to participate in domestic and international study tours.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is one of six departments and two schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology (www.cast.illinoisstate.edu). The Department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and offers five professional undergraduate programs [Fashion Design and Merchandising; Food, Nutrition and Dietetics; Human Development and Family Science; Interior Design; and FCS Teacher Education]. The department also offers an accelerated master's program (combined bachelor's and master's) and a two-year comprehensive M.S./M.A. program, including a Dietetic Internship sequence and a Child Life option. The FCS Department houses four accredited programs including: undergraduate interior design (CIDA), undergraduate Teacher Education program (NCATE), undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (ACEND), and a graduate Dietetic Internship (ACEND). The Department has approximately 560 undergraduate and 60 graduate students, 20 full-time and 10 part-time faculty, 1 full-time academic advisor, 2 civil service personnel, and 5 academic professionals at an affiliated Child Care Center.
Additional Information: ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
A small-college experience with large-university opportunities.
Illinois State University (www.illinoisstate.edu) distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial new dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we will create a learning environment that will result in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For more information about Illinois State University, visit http://illinoisstate.edu/pointsofpride/. For the fourth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.
Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. Mass transit is available via a centrally-located transportation station in Uptown Normal and direct air-passenger service to several cities across the U.S. is available from the local Central Illinois Regional Airport. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. For more information about the area, visit http://visitbn.org.
Required Qualifications 1. Applicants must hold a master's degree in Apparel and Textiles or closely related field. Applicants with an expected completion of their master's degree before August 15, 2020 will be considered.
2. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach courses in fashion design and merchandising in the following areas: patternmaking (flat pattern and draping), apparel collection development, fashion illustration and apparel design, computer-aided design, visual merchandising, and digital portfolio development.
3. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
4. If this position is security sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Desired Qualifications: 1. Industry experience
2. Teaching experience in fashion design courses
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. Applicants must hold a master's degree in Apparel and Textiles or closely related field.
Hiring Rate/Range Salary is competitive and will depend upon qualifications and experience.
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2020
Posting date 09-26-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.
To assure full consideration, please submit a faculty employment application by November 4, 2019. Along with your application, please include a letter of application describing experience and fit with the position; vita; a design portfolio containing no more than 20 slides of professional and/or student work (attach as "Other"); and the names and contact information for three references (name, address, telephone, and email).
Any questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Tammy Harpel ([email protected]).
The Department's Web site: http://fcs.illinoisstate.edu/
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu/ada/.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information Family and Consumer Sciences
Dr. Tammy Harpel
Departmental Homepage https://fcs.illinoisstate.edu/
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Reference List
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Letter of Application
Optional Applicant Documents Certification of Retirement Annuity (required for SURS annuitants only)
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.