Working Title Assistant Professor of Practice - Product Development &
Department Textiles Merchan & Fashion Design UNL-1042
Requisition Number F210232
Posting Open Date 01/06/2022
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all
application materials before review date) 02/14/2022
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work
The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of
Education and Human Sciences is seeking to fill a non-tenure track Assistant
Professor of Practice position in Product Development and Communication. This
is a full-time, 9-month appointment with a 90% teaching, 10% service
apportionment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach
undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will possess a
broad range of product development and communication skill sets that can
include (but would not be limited to): product development, apparel
construction, textile science foundations, fashion communications, and
relevant technologies in the field. The successful candidate must have the
ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse
students including underrepresented minorities.
Textiles, Merchandising, & Fashion Design is a dynamic department that
embodies the three primary missions of the university, namely teaching,
research and service/extension. The department is accredited by the National
Association of Schools of Art and Design and is a member of the National
Retail Federation, in addition to faculty memberships in academic
organizations such as the International Textile and Apparel Association and
the American Collegiate Retailing Association. Thus, the innovative and
impactful work within the department has tremendous reach with important
impacts at local, national, and international levels; and supports the needs
of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances
creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, our department and
college are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming,
and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We
actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals
from underrepresented groups. We are particularly interested in receiving
applications from candidates who can demonstrate their experience with shaping
a workplace culture based on respect for differences and/or experiences with
promoting equity and positive cross-cultural relationships.
Additional information about the Department and College of Education and Human
Sciences can be found at https: // cehs.unl.edu/tmfd and https: // cehs.unl.edu.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment
without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy,
sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic
information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See
https: // www. unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Ph.D. or terminal degree in Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design,
Communications, or related fields.
Evidence of one or more years of teaching as instructor of record in one
or more of the following areas: apparel construction, introductory
textiles, and fashion communications related to clothing and society.
Evidence of potential to teach using different modalities (e.g., face-to-
Evidence of potential to utilize and instruct students on relevant
technologies in the field.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required
How to Apply
Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative
form. Attach the following documents:
Letter of application that includes a statement of interest and addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position and fit with the program, including minimum both minimum and preferred qualifications.
Contact information (i.e., name, email, phone number, position and institution) for three professional references who can speak to the candidate's abilities to carry out responsibilities for the position.
A statement that details the candidate's philosophy, related experience, approach and commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Teaching statement that includes a description of the candidate's previous teaching experience and teaching philosophy. Please also include two examples of teaching documents (e.g., student project examples, course syllabi, and /or sample assignments).
Combine the statements and examples (items 4 and 5) into one document and
attach as “Other Document.”
For additional information please contact Search Committee Chair, Sandra
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
Job Type 9 Month
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date August 15, 2022
Appointment End Date
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Letter of Interest
List of References