Open Rank Faculty Position in Textiles

Job description

Open Rank Faculty Position in Textiles

Job ID: 225266
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for an open rank, nine-month, tenure track faculty position of Textiles in the School of Art and Design beginning August 2021.

Teaching expectations are for a 3/3 load, with emphasis on the design and fabrication of textiles in a recently redesigned program. There are two tracks in our Textiles program; one track is a BAT in Textiles and Surface Design and one track is the BAT with a Business focus. The School of Art and Design has collaborated with the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State to develop the Business track, which supports the university's mission of cross-curricular programming, reflective of our recent Carnegie R2 classification.

Service to the department and college will include participation on committees and mentoring of students. All faculty are expected to display teaching excellence and a commitment to innovative educational practices to maintain an active research and/or creative activity profile, and to demonstrate exceptional management, communication, and leadership skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or terminal degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Textiles, Apparel or related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites or software relating to specific textiles programming.
  • Experience in sewing and textile design.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in software programs relevant to the Textiles and Apparel industry.
  • Business acumen in fashion forecasting and trends.
  • Previous teaching experience with online and hybrid modalities desired.

Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)

Apply Before Date
To guarantee consideration, applications must be received by April 26, 2021.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Geo Sipp, Director of the School of Art and Design, at [email protected].

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at [email protected]. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415

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Job No:
Posted: 3/29/2021
Application Due: 3/29/2033
Work Type: Full Time