Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Textiles and Product Development, Department of Human Sciences and Design
Location: Waco, Texas
Internal Number: 4610705
Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Textiles and Product Development, Department of Human Sciences and Design Human Sciences and Design
Location: Waco, TX Open Date: Sep 18, 2023 Deadline: Dec 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: The Baylor University Department of Human Sciences and Design invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate level in Textiles and Product Development.
The position focuses on teaching and establishing research and scholarship in applied textiles and apparel technologies in a cross-disciplinary environment. Successful candidates will exhibit a strong commitment to scholarship, research, and teaching and demonstrate an active faith. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2024.
About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Qualifications: Candidates for the position must have earned a terminal degree in Textiles, Apparel Design or Product Development with a strong textiles foundation, or a related field, by the time of their appointment. (ABD candidates with planned completion dates before the start of the position may be considered). Candidates must have a defined research agenda or creative scholarship focus evident through diverse indicators including obtaining funding, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, or exhibiting in juried competetions, and have demonstrated evidence of successful undergraduate teaching. The following are desirable qualifications for the position: peer-reviewed publications and grant funding experience.
Competitive salary and start-up funds will be provided.
Candidates should submit materials by October 25, 2023, to ensure full consideration. A review of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled. Submit applications as early as possible to ensure full consideration.
Applicants must submit initial materials through Interfolio, which include
A formal letter of application (specifically address how you, the applicant, meet qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities);
A curriculum vitae;
A transcript of advanced degree(s);
examples of publications and/or professional work;
names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to be sent as soon as possible and
HSD applicant form (found in Interfolio) addressing one's philosophy and compatibility with Baylor's Christian mission.
All required materials must be submitted through Interfolio. If you have questions, please submit questions about the application process and application materials by email with Textiles and Product Development TT Application (Name) in the subject line to Jay_Yoo@baylor.edu.
Apparel Program Information: The apparel program at Baylor University, with approximately 170 students, is nationally recognized and ranked among the nation's top fashion design and merchandising programs, according to http://www.fashion-school.org/. Program strengths include opportunities for experiential learning, faculty/student interaction, civic engagement, and integration of the Christian perspective. With an emphasis on maintaining the latest design technology, the Parker Apparel Technology Center supports apparel design and merchandising majors. Other facilities for apparel students include two design studios, a body scanner lab, well-equipped textile testing laboratories, a wearable technology lab, and collaborative access across campus to physiological monitoring equipment.
Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences: The Human Sciences and Design Department in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences (http://www.baylor.edu/chhs/) has 500 undergraduate students with 22 full-time faculty, 30 part-time/adjunct faculty members, and four full-time support staff. The department has four divisions: Apparel Studies, Child and Family Studies, Interior Design, and Nutrition Sciences. The Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development is an arm of the Child and Family Studies program and employs a director, assistant director, and 12 teachers. For more information about the department, please visit the Web site at http://www.baylor.edu/hsd/
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.