St.  Catherine University

Ranked Faculty - Apparel, Merchandising and Design

Nov 03, 2016
Jan 30, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

The Department of Apparel, Merchandising Design invites applicants for a full-time, ranked faculty position, rolling contract, beginning fall 2017, pending budget approval. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience. The candidate should be student-centric and enthusiastic about becoming a part of our growing fashion team. The ideal candidate will be a versatile instructor, with demonstrated teaching excellence, able to synthesize practical and academic experiences within a liberal arts education.

Responsibilities: Teaching and developing undergraduate courses, lectures in design and merchandising; advising undergraduate students in the fashion program; advising Fashion Club; a commitment to sustainable and global fashion; continued pursuit of professional development and scholarship; working closely with department faculty; teaching responsibilities include introductory and advanced courses in apparel design such as apparel construction, draping, patternmaking, product development and senior seminar; and service to the department and the university through elected and ad hoc committees/assignments.

Position Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
• PhD with at least one degree in fashion and apparel or Master's degree with significant industry experience
• Proficiency in all aspects of apparel design including knowledge and experience in conceptual design, textiles, and clothing construction, pattern drafting, tailoring, and with Adobe Creative Suite, Optitex, or other apparel software
• Portfolio demonstrating design and pattern work and garment renditions
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness in higher education
• Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills
• Expertise in at least three of the following areas: computer applications to design and patternmaking, flat patternmaking, apparel construction, creative design, product development, fashion illustration, sustainable and global issues within fashion.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience as fashion designer, or technical designer or patternmaker; in depth knowledge of fashion Industry; evidence of academic or industry research and publication; existing ties to the industry; evidence of fashion show production and experience; and experience in program and curriculum development and assessment

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Consistent with the university's Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to apply for this position. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application letter, CV and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Anupama Pasricha at The application deadline is January 30, 2017.

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