The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track Fashion Design faculty position in the top-ranked School of Design (SoD) at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor (rank/title commensurate with credentials).
The College of DAAP has as its primary mission the creation of a better cultural and design environment. The School of Design's role in advancing that mission is to prepare our approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students to be responsible professionals and citizens in a complex and evolving world. We achieve this through a distinctive, rigorous, carefully sequenced curriculum that includes a substantial cooperative education program component dating back 100 years. This curricular model, expressed in classrooms, research labs, and professional offices all over the world, integrates practice and theory. It inspires interdisciplinary projects and builds solid corporate partnerships, and contributes to our strength as a leading design institution.
The School of Design aims to prepare its students to be skilled professionals who can competently work in local and global markets while respecting the diversity of the human community. The School of Design is innovative in teaching and in transforming the design disciplines by infusing learning with the newest design thinking methods and technologies. Through inspired interdisciplinary projects and solid industry partnerships, the School of Design is devoted to furthering its role as a leading design institution.
Our undergraduate and graduate programs empower students in our School of Design with a core of knowledge that provides a solid educational base. Our students are prepared for careers in fashion, communication design, and industrial design by a passionate faculty, rigorous academic endeavors, and a world-class professional practice (co-op) program.
The Fashion Design curriculum covers all facets of apparel design, technical design, textiles, design research, fashion illustration, and product development. Students are prepared for careers in fashion design, including apparel design, technical design, CAD design, product development, and trend forecasting. Faculty in the program have opportunities to teach in the Master of Design Program, and in cross-disciplinary teams within the College.
Responsibilities: Includes teaching, research and service. Teaching entails developing and delivering course content incorporating theory, practice and practical applications in fashion design. Candidate will be expected to conduct and publish research in the field of fashion design. Full-time faculty members serve on various School, College, and/or University committees and may carry some degree of administrative responsibility including such duties as program outreach, industry engagement and undergraduate recruitment.
Minimum Qualifications: All of the following prior to effective date of the appointment: a Master's Degree in Fashion Design or related field; at least three years of experience in the fashion, fashion design, apparel, or textiles industry; and, a minimum of two academic years of experience teaching fashion design at the college-level.
Application Process: Complete an Applicant Profile and upload your CV/Resume. Officially apply to Requisistion # 35820. Required Applicant Documents to be included under the 'Additional Documents' section: 1) Cover Letter 2) Statement of Teaching Philosophy 3) Three References 4) Portfolio of Candidate Work (submit as a link or web address) 5) Portfolio of work produced by students under the direction of the candidate – if applicable (submit as a link or web address)
OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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Internal Number: 35820-en_US
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