Washington State University, Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles Department

The Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles (AMDT) at Washington State University (WSU) has a passion for textiles, apparel, and fashion. We are seeking a skilled and experienced individual who shares that passion and wants to be part of an energized and growing program at one of the leading universities in the U.S. We have an opening for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professor in Merchandising to join our team on a 9-month appointment, located in Pullman, WA. This position will enhance the department’s position in the area of textile and apparel merchandising with an emphasis on omni-channel retailing, digital commerce, and supply chain management. Washington State lays claim to one of the largest apparel industries in the U.S. and has positioned itself as a leader in fashion and design with an $8.3 billion industry, more than 2,500 apparel manufacturers and retailers (http://www.census.gov/). WSU has a rich history in textiles and apparel, including a unique strength and competitiveness in the outdoor gear and sportswear market, as well as a robust industry partnership in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest. The department works closely with the AMDT Advisory Board to develop industry-relevant educational opportunities and research programs. Members include representatives from Amazon, Anthropologie, BDA Inc., Columbia Sportswear, Cotton Inc., Hot Topic, Kinona, Nike and Nordstrom.