Assistant Professor

Job description

Job Title:

Assistant Professor

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Interior Dsgn and Merchandising

Department Homepage :

Advertising Department :


Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Assistant Professor

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The College of Health and Human Performance has six units: Human Development and Family Science, Health Education and Promotion, Interior Design and Merchandising, Kinesiology, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and a School of Social Work. These academic units are responsible for teaching the courses and advising students in each unit.

The Department of Interior Design and Merchandising offers two academic programs and a variety of experiences for students. Our academic programs include a BS in Interior Design and a BS in Fashion Merchandising and Consumer Studies. The BS in Merchandising has two distinct concentrations in Fashion and the other in Interiors. All of our programs are fully accredited.

Job Duties :

Teaching. Teach undergraduate courses in three or more of the following topics: dress and culture focusing on domestic diversity, e-commerce or online fashion retailing, buying and sourcing of fashion products, and/or other related merchandising topics as needed and developed.

Research. Pursue an active research agenda in consumer behavior related field, including grant writing, publishing in refereed journals, and presentation of research to professional organizations.

General. Provide service to the university and community. Participate in the working process of TAPAC Accreditation application and the continuing development of undergraduate merchandising program. Maintain contacts and activity with professional associations and pursue connections with industries.

Contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Ph.D. in Apparel and Textiles, or closely related field including Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management or Fashion Merchandising is required, however, ABD candidates may be considered. Candidates with Ph.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to your first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preferred experiences include undergraduate teaching experiences in e-commerce or online merchandising and domestic diversity of fashion culture, research in consumer behavior related area, and professional service, and/or fashion industry connections.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online ( in order to be considered for the position. In addition to creating the candidate profile, candidates must submit the following materials online:
(1) Cover letter addressing the qualifications and responsibilities of position.
(2) Names and contact information for two to three professional references.
(3) Current curriculum vitae.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted.
Official transcripts, two to three letters of reference, criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to:
Lee Gaylord (IDMR Search)
1000 East 5th Street
ECU Rivers West 238
Mailstop 505
Greenville, NC 27858

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU 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.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/30/2020
Application Due: 12/25/2020
Work Type: Full Time