Assistant/Associate Professor, Fashion – School of Art and ASU FIDM

School of Art


The School of Art and ASU FIDM in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seek a full-time 9-month (academic year) tenure/tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Fashion with an emphasis on new frontiers in fashion merchandising and marketing, advances in product development, or innovative design practices beginning August, 2024. This position includes research, undergraduate teaching, and service responsibilities on the Phoenix, Arizona, campus.

The School of Art and ASU FIDM seek 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 fashion 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, ASU FIDM, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and ASU. To learn more about our fashion program, please visit Fashion. We are especially interested in applicants who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing ASU’s Design Aspirations.

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.

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 fashion

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is December 8, 2023. 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.

About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. In 2022, ASU was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution and in 2023, ASU joined the prestigious Association of American Universities. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit the following materials as separate items:

  • Letter of interest addressing the position description and required qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Examples of scholarship and/or creative work (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.

All applications must be submitted electronically via

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