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Assistant to Associate Professor in Apparel Merchandising

Baylor University, Family & Consumer Sciences Department

Job Title: Assistant to Associate Professor in Apparel Merchandising
Job Location: Waco , TX
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Other Professional fields
Business: management, public admin
Business: marketing
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2017-11-01
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant to Associate Professor in Apparel Merchandising
Baylor University, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris www.baylor.edu/profuturis. As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Family and Consumer Sciences Department, in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences www.baylor.edu/chhs, has close to 500 undergraduate students with 22 full-time faculty positions and 13 part-time/adjunct faculty members with four full-time and one-part time support staff. The department is organized in four divisions: Apparel Studies, Child and Family Studies, Interior Design, and Nutrition Sciences. The Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development is an arm of the Child and Family Studies program and employs a director, assistant director and 12 teachers. For more information about the department, please visit the Web site at www.baylor.edu/fcs

The apparel programs at Baylor University, with approximately 170 students, are nationally recognized and ranked among the top fashion design and merchandising programs in the nation according to www.fashion-school.org. Program strengths include opportunities for experiential learning, faculty/student interaction, civic engagement and integration of the Christian perspective. With an emphasis on maintaining the latest design technology, the Parker Apparel Technology Center supports both apparel design and apparel merchandising majors. Other facilities for apparel students include two design studios, a body scanner lab, well equipped textile testing laboratories, and a climate-controlled wear testing chamber with physiological monitoring equipment.

Tenure Information - Tenure Track/Tenured

Responsibilities - Establish and maintain a strong program of research endeavors resulting in top-tier, peer-reviewed publications; seek funding to support scholarship; teach relevant undergraduate courses in apparel merchandising/retail management with potential in the future for graduate teaching; mentor students in professional development; participate in relevant professional activities; network with apparel professionals; and provide service to the university, community and profession.

Rank and Salary - Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About Baylor - Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.

-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education

-Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (www.baylor.edu/about)

-Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents

-Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few

-Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount

-Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events

-Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year

-Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit http://wacochamber.com/community/about-waco.

EEO Statement - Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Desired Start Date - 08/01/2018

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications - Earned doctoral degree in Apparel Merchandising or closely related field; established research agenda addressing emerging innovations in merchandising, retail management or product sourcing; preparation or experience in higher education teaching; ability to prepare and teach relevant courses in at least two of the following areas: apparel industry, retail operations/strategy, visual merchandising, consumer behavior, sourcing or international trade; ability to articulate the intersections of faith and learning; collaborative working style (strong communication and interpersonal skills) with colleagues and students.

Preferred Qualifications - Active program of research with record of research publications in top tier journals and external funding; experience in cross-disciplinary research; evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education; proficiency with retail or merchandising technology; professional experience in the apparel industry or collaborative relationships with retail/merchandising professionals. Most of these qualifications would be expected for rank of Associate Professor.

Information and Application Process Instructions

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 27, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Submit applications as early as possible to ensure full consideration. Only completed applications (with letters of recommendation and official transcripts) will be reviewed.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit questions about the application process and application materials by email with Merchandising TT Application (Name) in the subject line to: Karen_V_King@baylor.edu

Application Materials:

Please submit:

  • letter of application
  • current curriculum vitae
  • examples of publications and professional work (if applicable)
  • official transcripts of advanced degree(s)
  • names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to be sent as soon as possible (must be received before file is reviewed)

Application documents that cannot be sent electronically can be submitted in hard copy to:

Karen King
Family and Consumer Sciences
Baylor University
One Bear Place # 97346
Waco, Texas 76798-7346

Questions about the position may be submitted to: Dr. Lorynn Divita Search Committee Chair, Apparel Merchandising Tenure Track Lorynn_divita@baylor.edu

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Baylor University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Karen King as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on www.AcademicCareers.com. Thank you.

Karen King
One Bear Place #97346
Waco , TX 76798
United States
Phone: 2547103626
E-Mail: karen_v_king@baylor.edu

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