Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Merchandising

  • Washington State University, Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles Department
  • Pullman, WA, USA
  • Nov 02, 2021
Full time Business: Other

Job Description


The assistant professor will establish independent research, write proposals for internal and external funding, and develop a productive research program leading to refereed (i.e., peer-reviewed) scholarship. The assistant professor will also teach undergraduate and graduate courses in AMDT and collaborate with colleagues to create course curriculum that brings together understanding of omni-channel commerce in the textile and apparel industry with an emphasis on digital commerce and supply chain management. Other responsibilities include advising graduate student research, mentoring of student activities and organizations, and serving the university, college, department and professional organizations. As part of a closely- knit faculty team in AMDT, the successful candidate 2 will provide quality research, teaching, mentoring, and support to produce “job-ready on day one” students in the apparel and textile industry.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S :


  • Earned Ph.D. degree in the area of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles or related field by the date of hire.


  • Demonstrated ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: omni- channel retailing, electronic and mobile commerce, consumer behavior, merchandising mathematics, retail operations/management, global sourcing, and supply chain management.
  • Evidence of scholarly activities and research output.
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry or professional practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to use current technologies in textile and apparel merchandising.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
  • Record of active participation in academic, professional, and/or industry organizations.
  • Interpersonal communication skills that would facilitate effective interaction with students and a variety of audiences and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, ideologies, and disciplines in a global environment. 

Application Details

Screening of applications will begin December 1st , 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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Applications must include the following materials: 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy (include the information on the courses taught and their evaluation rating scores if available), 4) research statement, writing sample (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles), 5) a list of three references (include names, addresses, e-mails and 4 telephone numbers) for potential contact during the screening process, and 6) a scanned photocopy of official transcripts to facilitate screening. Finalists will be asked to submit original transcripts and three letters of references.

Please contact Dr. Hang Liu, Search Committee Chair, at, 509-335-4726 for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER: WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384, TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or


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