Open Rank Faculty Position (Tenure Track) for Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

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Posting NumberPG190390EPInternal Recruitment NoWorking TitleOpen Rank Faculty Position (Tenure Track) for Textile and Apparel, Technology and ManagementAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with qualifications and experienceWork ScheduleCommitment may vary through the academic-year based upon programmatic responsibilitiesJob LocationRaleigh, NCDepartment Textile & Apparel, TechnologyAbout the Department

The Wilson College of Textiles:
Student success is part of the fabric of the Wilson College of Textiles. Fundamental to our achievement is the development of graduates who are innovative and adaptable and can lead with high integrity, a foundation of relevant and interdisciplinary applied technical knowledge, and strong communication and leadership skills. For 119 years, the College has had a deep and rich tradition of producing remarkable future leaders in North Carolina and beyond — lifelong learners who seek to give back.

In 1899, NC State University’s Wilson College of Textiles started building a legacy of world-class textile education, discovery and engagement with industry and government. Our faculty and staff take our land-grant mission to serve the great state of North Carolina very seriously and embrace change by continually reinventing how textiles positively impact our lives locally and internationally.

We strive to be the global leader in textile innovation, supporting a culture of creativity and curiosity while advancing environmental stewardship and economic sustainability.

The Wilson College of Textiles was established to support North Carolina’s budding textile industry. Through the rise of synthetic fibers, globalization and automation, we’ve evolved and adapted and positioned ourselves, our students and our alumni to reach their full potential.

Enabling the success of our students translates to establishing a critical pipeline of future leaders, researchers and innovators in the textiles, apparel and related industries.

Our award-winning faculty excel at innovative teaching and conduct life-changing research. We’re leading the pack on smart and high performance textiles, advanced analytics, consumer behavior and more. Our College has supported the formation of interdisciplinary teams to address society’s textile-related grand challenges, from how we protect our armed forces and first responders and advance technologies for sustainable fashion, to how we filter the air we breathe and water we drink. Our College faculty have established groundbreaking interdisciplinary centers and institutes: The Nonwovens Institute and the Textile Protection and Comfort Center. They have led the formation of the emerging Forensic Sciences Institute. The Zeis Textiles Extension department is meeting a high-demand for professional training and fabrication and testing services by offering programs for entrepreneurs and start-up companies as well as multinational corporations.

We continue to serve the state of North Carolina guided by our mission, vision and our core values. The Wilson College of Textiles has been a driving force of economic development in our state. In the past two years, companies from around the world have begun or expanded operations in rural North Carolina, bringing hundreds of new jobs and investing more than $100 million — largely due to access to superior textiles education, research and development, as well as proximity to the best textiles workforce in the nation, our Wilson College of Textiles graduates.

The Wilson College of Textiles offers unparalleled hands-on, science-based textile education through two departments, Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management and Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science. Students receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning faculty and conduct both undergraduate and graduate research in more than 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art teaching, research, manufacturing and collaborative spaces. Students gain valuable work experience through summer internships, embark on international experiences across 30 countries and six continents, and leverage academic and experiential real world learning experiences via our industry partnerships and a 9,000-person strong alumni network.

Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management:
NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles, and the Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, prepares future leaders for the textile, apparel, home, furniture, fashion and retail industries.

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, our undergraduate and graduate programs incorporate global marketplace dynamics with a strategic management focus. Our graduates incorporate art/design and science/technology with management concepts in creative problem-solving. Our program is equipped with access and experiences utilizing the latest industry technologies. The majority of the students have an enriching and intensive study abroad experience. Our program faculty works closely with industry partners, including the department’s Industry Advisory Board, to develop academic and experiential real-world learning experiences. Student internships combined with a global alumni network provide an exceptional value-added experience, with our students prepared to make an immediate impact in diverse companies throughout the global supply chain.

Career paths of our graduates are in the areas of brand marketing, merchandising, retail, sourcing, private brand development, analyst, design, product development, and public relations and communications.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management is searching for a faculty member in Fashion Design and Product Development.

Responsibilities include teaching, independent scholarly research, and promoting student learning in the design of fashion and textile products.

The successful candidate will need to have demonstrated experience and competence in pattern making, apparel construction, computerized patternmaking, CAD, 3D visualization.

Skilled knowledge of product data management, portfolio evaluation and presentation is highly valued.
Must be able to communicate and work effectively with faculty, students, laboratory and studio equipment, and staff.
It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be proficient in computer-aided-design, creative and entrepreneurial thinking, and the use of design technologies and textile materials to creatively build prototypical products that meet the needs of consumers and customers worldwide.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate competence in quantitative/qualitative research methods that advance knowledge in the field, build a record of successful grant writing, and be capable of collaborating with industry partners on projects and research.

Other Responsibilities

Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to the University’s commitment to excellence in all realms of academic success. Candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging in diversity initiatives such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, and incorporating diverse perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Experience and Education

PhD, MFA or terminal degree in the discipline from a recognized university or equivalent terminal academic qualifications.

Faculty rank may be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level depending upon qualifications and experience.

In some cases based upon an individual’s qualifications the rank of Instructor may be considered.

Other Required Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in professional practice is desirable.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License requiredNoCommercial Driver's License requiredNoJob Open Date02/14/2020Anticipated Close Date3/6/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application, please include as attachments a CV, cover letter to include a statement on past contributions to diversity and future plans for continuing this effort, and contact information for at least 3 professional references. Also include as attachments a teaching statement and a research/scholarship statement. Your samples of work and evidence of expertise under Other Document 1 (you can attach your work or attach a link to your work).

The unit may hire for multiple vacancies from this posting.

Position Number00001361Position TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.00Appointment9 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherMandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency EventsMandatory - Evacuations/Natural HazardsIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoDepartment ID180701 - Textile & Apparel, TechnologyAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HERC
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have, or will you have at the time of hire a PhD, MFA or terminal degree in the discipline from a recognized university or equivalent terminal academic qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document (1)
  2. Other Document (2)




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Posted: 2/16/2020
Application Due: 10/27/2020
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