Assistant Professor of Fashion and Apparel Merchandising - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Fashion and Apparel Merchandising - Tenure Track
Department 210605-School of Technology
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998395
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998395.

Candidates should submit (1) cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae/resume; (3) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references. (4) copies of transcripts showing degrees completed.

If selected, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Screening of applications begins January 2018, and continues until the position is filled.

The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2018.

For questions about the position, please contact Melissa Abner, chair of the search committee, at or 660-543-8724.

For information about the on-line application process, contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:
Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 11/13/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The Department of Fashion and Apparel Merchandising at the University of Central Missouri is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2018. This position will involve a variety of teaching duties in direct support of the B.S. in Fashion: Textiles and Clothing in Business program. Typical areas of instruction include, but are not restricted to: fashion merchandising courses with an emphasis in technology and business.

1. Course/lab development and instruction in undergraduate and graduate programs as related to Fashion and Apparel Merchandising.
2. Advisement of students towards degree completion and advisement responsibilities with Fashion business Association.
3. Adhere to AAFCS accreditation standards and contribute to maintenance of accreditation.
4. Recruitment, and promotional activities for the program.
5. Maintain and update lab facilities and equipment and classroom spaces.
6. Involvement in program assessment activities.
7. Service to university and region.
8. Professional development and participation in professional organizations within the fashion/textiles/apparel industries for research, presentations, publications and/or grants.
9. Some instruction may be off-campus, distance education, or internet-based.

Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

1. Earned Doctorate preferred.
2. Master’s degree required.
3. Undergraduate and/or Master’s in Fashion Merchandising preferred.
NOTE: The earned doctorate is required prior to tenure consideration.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation, Class Management Software

1. Minimum of five years current teaching and/or industry experience in the textile and apparel field.
2. Relevant and current experience in the fashion industry preferred.
3. Excellent communication and technical skills required.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
Optional Documents