The Fashion School at Kent State University seeks strong candidates for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track practitioner faculty member to directly support the school's TechStyleLAB management, beginning in Spring 2018.
Examples of Duties:
Integrate state-of-the-art textile/fashion technologies in the learning process, supporting students, researchers and commercial clients to explore the technology and develop innovative products and businesses
Serve as liaison to external partners and clients for projects related to the TechStyleLAB
Enact the TechStyleLAB vision through daily management of the TSLAB environment
Teach courses, as needed, to support curricular programs in fashion related to TechStyleLAB technologies
Participate in School, College and University advising and service as appropriat
Master's degree preferred; Bachelor's degree required in a relevant field with minimum of five (5) years' relevant experience.
Strong knowledge of existing and emerging digital design and output technologies in the textile/fashion industries
Ability to oversee forecasting and budgeting processes
Experience with communicating commercial technology ideas both publicly and to private funding agencies
Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite and/or Lectra, Optitex, other CAD software preferred
Evidence of teaching record at college level with abilities/interests in large format and lab settings along with industry and pedagogical technologies
Experience working collaboratively with academic departments and in the community
Knowledge of on-demand supply chain models
In addition to the above qualifications, any experience with supervising undergraduate/ graduate students in fashion, and/or prior industry employment/partnership experiences are strongly desirable.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Application Instructions Summary:
All applicants must create an application online at: https://jobs.kent.edu. Applicants must also submit online a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of research/creative work, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Review of applications will commence on March 15th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries may be addressed to:
Professor, Linda Ohrn-McDaniel, Chair – NTT Faculty Search Committee & TechStyleLAB Faculty Director
The Fashion School offers outstanding state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and connecting with the fashion industry and alumni; the TechStyleLAB research/learning and commercial technology laboratory; the Fashion School Store, a live retail environment located in downtown Kent; direct partnership with the KSU Fashion Museum, housing nearly 40,000 pieces in their collection and eight fantastic exhibition spaces; an exceptional Fashion Library with trend/archival and trade resources; and the NYC Studio and Florence Italy campuses for semester-long study away experiences, plus a curricular partnership with the Paris American Academy. For more information on the school and the TechStyleLAB, please visit our websites at www.kent.edu/fashion and www.tech-style-lab.org.
The 'TechStyleLAB' is located in the Fashion School to support learning/teaching, research and commercial investigation of digital design and production technologies in the fashion context. The goal of the TechStyleLAB is to create a model for exploring more localized, sustainable and creative digital supply chains for the fashion industry. A key impact of the TechStyleLAB concept lies in demonstrating how digital design and manufacturing software/hardware can be used in conjunction with rich media interfaces to create dynamic workflows for the on‐demand production of textile/fashion products.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State's campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 495423
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.