Open Positions

Assistant Professor in Textile and Apparel Management

Depending on qualifications; 9-month academic year; tenure track

Closing Date: December 3, 2018 or until position is filled

Position Description:

Teach merchandising/retailing courses that incorporate math reasoning proficiency, and analytical and technological applications including Excel; entrepreneurship; and digital presentations in merchandising. Contribute to the graduate education in merchandising/retailing including mentoring of graduate students. Generate relevant research in the areas of merchandising, entrepreneurship, retailing, ecommerce, and/or related areas. Responsibilities also include grant writing, curriculum development, service, outreach and other academic functions.


Required: PhD at time of appointment in apparel and textiles or related field. Candidates will be evaluated on ability to teach courses in merchandising/retailing/entrepreneurship/ecommerce, and/or related areas, evidence of scholarship and potential for success in research, grant writing, teaching, and outreach.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Departmental Information:

The Department of Textile and Apparel Management (TAM) is one of six units in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU). The Department has about 300 students and offers programs in apparel marketing and merchandising, apparel product development and management, and international studies. Additionally there are 12-15 graduate students seeking master’s and Ph.D. degrees. There are numerous multidisciplinary initiatives on campus that TAM faculty are involved with including an entrepreneurship minor and the Center for the Digital Globe. TAM apparel labs include industry-specific production equipment (e.g., 3-D body scanner, Optitex, and digital textile printer). The Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection houses over 5,500 items. TAM has an advisory board that works with the department to provide an excellent liaison with industry. The department values interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork. Key foci of the department includes the development of leadership, creativity, a global perspective, and attention to sustainability across the supply chain

General Information

MU, the oldest state university west of the Mississippi, is one of only 34 U.S. Universities selected for membership in the Association of American Universities and designated "Doctoral/Very-High Research Intensive" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. As the land-grant university for Missouri, a focus is given to research, teaching, service, and outreach. The university has an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students from every state in the nation, and 120 countries


Please apply online at, click on the prospective employees link, then look for ID #24068 with (1) Letter of application; (2) Vitae; (3) copies of transcripts, official transcripts will be required upon hire; (4) a list of three names with contact information whom we have permission to contact as references. All correspondence and questions should be sent to: Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire, Search Committee Chair, Department of Textile and Apparel Management, 137 Stanley Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-7700 or at

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations please contact our ADA coordinator.

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