Assistant/Associate Professor, Fashion – School of Art

Job description:

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State Universityseeks a full-time 9-month (academic year) tenure/tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Fashion with an emphasis on new frontiers in fashion marketing and media, advances in product development, or emerging digital technologies beginning August, 2023. This position includes research, undergraduate teaching, and service responsibilities in the Tempe and Phoenix campuses.

The School of Art seeks a candidate with a rich and varied skill set in the field of Fashion. The successful candidate is expected to pursue an active research agenda in leading fashion industry issues focused on one or more of the following: new frontiers in fashion marketing and media, advances in product development, or emerging digital technologies. We seek a candidate who will contribute to a dynamic and growing program. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching with the ability to develop and instruct a variety of in-person, hybrid, and online course offerings. The successful candidate will teach and mentor undergraduate students based on department needs including developing new courses related to their area of expertise. Additional responsibilities include service to the program, School of Art, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and ASU. To learn more about our fashion program, please visit Fashion.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion in the School of Art prepares students to excel across a wide range of fashion industry professions. Many of our graduates are admitted to prestigious graduate programs internationally. The ASU Fashion program is a dynamic center for the study of fashion futures with a rich and diverse curriculum. Faculty members emphasize critical concepts in their teaching including a close study of fashion design and product development, marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship, sustainability, global sourcing and wearable technologies. We explore fashion in cultural, economic, social and political contexts and the relationship of fashion to other disciplines. The Phoenix metropolitan area is rich in cultural organizations with which ASU has established robust partnerships. 

Required qualifications:

  • PhD, MFA or appropriate terminal degree with coursework in fashion or a relevant field
  • Demonstrated potential to achieve national and/or international recognition in cutting edge scholarly research and/or creative work
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with experience in higher education.
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach in-person and online upper and lower division undergraduate courses in fashion using innovative pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with peers, colleagues, and professionals in academic settings, the fashion industry and/or the surrounding community
  • Knowledge of the innovations and new directions in the fashion industry including trends and current issues
  • Research that engages diverse paradigms and enhances inclusiveness
  • Evidence of sustained professional activity in the fashion industry

Application deadline:

The application deadline is November 15, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

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Instruction to apply:

Please submit

  • Letter of interest addressing the position description and required qualifications
  • Statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Examples of scholarship (limit to 2 publications and/or creative work, up to 20 images)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Applicants advancing to the second round of review may be asked to provide additional materials.

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