Assistant/Associate Professor in Apparel
Assistant/ Associate Professor

Department of Design DOD
Type: Nine month, Tenure-track
Application Due: April 30, 2021 (or until filled)
Position Availability: September 1, 2021
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Position Description
Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

About the Department and/or College
The Department of Design, housed in The College of Human Sciences, serves approximately 300 undergraduate students (Interior Design and Apparel Design and Manufacturing Programs) and 30 graduate students (Interior and Environmental Design Programs). We are recruiting faculty who will provide cutting-edge opportunities for bright students while pursuing research, scholarship, and creative activities. New faculty are strongly supported. Generous research and seed grants, and research start-up packages are provided, and the Teaching Learning and Professional Development Center offers a variety of excellent services and training for faculty. Texas Tech is one of the state’s major universities (40,322 students) consisting of 10 colleges, the Graduate School, the School of Law, and the School of Veterinary Medicine. Located on the same campus, the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health. Texas Tech is located in the West Texas High Plains city of Lubbock (population 260,823), which has excellent medical facilities, a low cost of living, and a semi-arid, sunny, and mild climate. Lubbock is within driving distance to Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Other resources include the Texas Tech Museum Clothing Collection comprising of over 32,000 artifacts used for design research; and, the Biopolymer Textile Research Institute. The Biopolymer Textile Research Institute is known internationally for textile and fiber research and consultation.

The Department of Design is NASAD accredited and provides students with a foundation of education and success for creative and employable fashion careers. Alumni are employed in fashion and technical design and manufacturing for companies including Cynthia Rowley, John Varvatos, Stanley Korshak Bridal, Chico’s, Dallas Cowboy Merchandising, Under Armour, Wrangler, and Academy Sports. Many alumni own their own companies.

Major/Essential Functions
The Department of Design seeks an energetic faculty member to join a dynamic Apparel and Manufacturing design program. The successful applicant will contribute to the university’s mission through teaching, research, and service by serving as a faculty member in the Apparel and Manufacturing design program, and will have opportunities to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Interior and Environmental Design.

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Teaching assignments include studio or lab modalities requiring hands-on demonstrations of techniques. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

Required Qualifications
Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.

Preferred Qualifications
All applicants should have earned a terminal degree (Ph.D, MFA), by appointment time, in Apparel Design and Manufacturing or related field. At least one degree (undergraduate or graduate) must be in apparel design or related field. Preference will be given to those with fashion design industry experience. Teaching experience at the university-level is desired. The ability to teach Adobe Creative Suite software in addition to Lectra, CLO, Browzwear, or Gerber CAD software is highly preferred. The candidate will be expected to teach all courses levels while providing service to the Department, the College, and the University as appropriate.
Applicants who have strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as the commitment to extra-curricular activities. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI); experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Apply at an application for position T97990, Requisition 23380BR. Include with the completed application a letter of application, curriculum vita, copy of transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon appointment). In addition, send a brief statement of teaching and research interest, examples of creative scholarship or research (i.e., publications, professional portfolio), portfolio of student work (teaching portfolio), and contact information for three professional references to:

Cindy Villegas
DOD Business Manager
Box 41220, DOD
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1250
Email: [email protected]

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Portfolio, Posts in Specialty Journals, Professional/Personal References, Research Statement, Resume / CV, Teaching Philosophy, Transcript

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 23380BR

Contact Information
Cindy Villegas
[email protected]
Texas Tech University Department of Design
1301 Akron Ave NA
Lubbock, 79409