Assistant Professor – Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design
Assistant Professor – Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and DesignJob Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.
The Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design in the College of Business at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in Textile Science.
Appointment: Fall 2021.
Position is full time, tenure-track, academic year, permanent.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
●Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in areas related to Textile Science, Color Science, Textile Performance, Dyeing and Finishing of Textiles, and Detergency.
●Develop a program of scholarly activity and publish in area of expertise that coordinates with the department, college, and university goals.
●Maintain the department’s textile lab for teaching and research.
●Advise undergraduates and graduate students; supervise internships and independent studies. Mentor graduate students and supervise graduate theses.
●Seek outside funding for research and develop ties with textile/fashion business/industry.
●Participate in University service and related professional activities.
●Collaborate on and support URI initiatives in smart textiles, ocean plastics pollution, and matters ecological related to textiles and textile production.
●Collaborate on and support instruction and projects in textile conservation within the TMD department.
●Liaise with industry, both local and national, and field relevant inquiries from local media and the public.
1.Earned doctorate by time of appointment with at least one degree in textiles or a closely allied field.
2.Demonstrated knowledge of textile science and technology.
3.Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in two or more of the following areas: Textile Science/Technology, Color Science, Textile Testing, Dyeing, and Detergency.
4.Evidence of potential to develop an active research program.
5.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
6.Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication skills.
7.Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
1. Demonstrated undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience in two or more of the following areas: Textile Science/Technology, Color Science, Textile Testing, Dyeing, and Detergency.
2. Demonstrated experience developing and writing grant proposals.
3. Demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish in scholarly journals.
4. Demonstrated experience in teaching online and/or hybrid classes.
5. Demonstrated industry collaboration and/or professional association involvement
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.Union:
AAUP - American Assoc of Univ ProfessorsStatus :
Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, PermanentDepartment:
Textiles,Fashion Merch &DesignContact(s):
Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)Campus Location:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position including teaching philosophy and research interests (as one complete pdf doc).
(#2) Curriculum vitae, which should also include the names and contact information of three professional references (as one complete pdf doc).
(#3) “Other Document” – One-page description of your vision for enhancing the effectiveness of a textile science program for undergraduate and graduate students as it relates to the current global economy and/or current ecological concerns.
(#4) “Other” – Unofficial transcript.Position Number:
12/03/2020Open Until Filled:
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