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Professor in Fashion Design at Cornell University

Posted in Design 30+ days ago.

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Location: ithaca, New York

Job Description:

The Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is the only fashion & textile program in the Ivy League. The department seeks applications for a tenure-track, full professor in fashion design. Successful candidates are expected to develop prominence in studio-based teaching and scholarship in one or several related areas of fashion design including, but not limited to, 21st century contemporary fashion, experimental fashion, creative expression, design innovation, and sustainability in design.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Specific duties and responsibilities may include:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in fashion and apparel design.
  • Conduct research and scholarly activities related to fashion design.
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students on their course of study, extra-curricular activities and career development.
  • Develop a funding base for scholarly work.
  • Contribute to the development and management of academic programs.
  • Promote the international visibility for Cornell Fashion.


This is a nine-month position with 50% teaching and 50% research responsibility; rank of tenure-track, Endowed Professorship (Full Professor); salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits are provided. Starting date is August, 2018, negotiable.



  • Ph.D. in Apparel Design or related fields.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching fashion and/or apparel design courses.
  • Evidence of outstanding accomplishment in fashion related research and scholarship (e.g. publications, juried exhibitions and awards).
  • Evidence in successful grant writing and funded research.
  • Leadership in developing and managing fashion related academic programs.
  • Leadership in fashion related associations.
  • Experience in the fashion industry (preferred).
  • A clear definition and focus for scholarly work within fashion/apparel design must be demonstrated in vita and personal statement. The candidate must be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and apparel design studio courses across a number of skill areas.

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