Assistant Teaching Professor (NTT)
POSITION: Assistant Teaching Professor in Textile and Apparel Management, 9- month academic year; non-tenure track, benefit eligible
START and REVIEW DATES: Employment start in Fall 2021. We will begin reviewing applications on January 19, 2021 and continue reviewing until position is filled.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The NTT Assistant Teaching Professor will support the undergraduate program of the Department of Textile and Apparel Management through teaching in the apparel product development and related areas (60%), managing apparel labs (20%), and providing service (20%).
QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Master’s degree in apparel textiles. Candidates will be evaluated on ability (a) to teach courses in apparel product development, such as Textiles, Illustration, Computer Aided Design, Patternmaking, Draping, and other related classes; and (b) to teach online, teach with technology, and to incorporate diversity/inclusion in curricula. Industry experience desirable.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION: The Department of Textile and Apparel Management is one of six units in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri. TAM apparel labs include industry-specific production equipment as well as a KX-16 3-D body scanner, laser cutter, and Optitex. The Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection houses over 6,500 items. The Department has about 220 students and offers programs in apparel retailing & digital merchandising, and apparel product development. The Department also offers an undergraduate minor, digital merchandising certificate, and is one of four University of Missouri programs involved in a multidisciplinary initiative through the Center for the Digital Globe. Additionally, there are approximately 13 graduate students seeking master’s and Ph.D. degrees. TAM has an advisory board that works with the department to serve as a liaison with industry, and graduates from TAM work for companies both large and small throughout the world. The department has a spirit of positive development and teamwork. Key foci of the department include the development of leadership, creativity, global perspective, as well as an attention to technology, inclusion/diversity and 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. With approximately 31,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation, and 120 countries.
APPLICATION: Please apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/, click on the prospective employees link, then look for ID # 34791 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. Kerri McBee-Black, Search Committee Chair Department of Textile and Apparel Management
137 Stanley Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211-7700
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.
Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Program
Now Accepting Applications for 2021
I am pleased to share with you the 2021 call for applications for the University of Missouri’s Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program. The PFFFD program is designed to develop scholars for tenure-track faculty positions. Applicants should demonstrate how they can contribute to faculty diversity, such as through membership in a group that is historically underrepresented or through other experience. Postdoctoral positions are typically for two years and provide research, teaching, and professional development opportunities.
This call might of interest to you because we are looking for a scholar in the field of technology-driven apparel product development. The Textile and Apparel Management at the University of Missouri is a leading academic program in the nation. TAM apparel labs include industry-specific production equipment as well as a KX-16 3-D body scanner, laser cutter, and Optitex. The Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection houses over 6,500 items. The Department has about 220 undergraduate students and 13 master’s and PhD students. Key foci of the department include the development of leadership, creativity, global perspective, as well as an attention to technology, inclusion/diversity and sustainability across the supply chain.
Please see the attached call for applications for more details about the program and application process. General questions about the PFFFD program can be directed to Dr. Behm-Morawitz, Associate Dean of the Graduate School (postdoc@Missouri.edu). If you have any questions about applying to our research area, specifically, I am happy to answer your questions.
Jung Ha-Brookshire, Department Chair and Professor