Summary of Duties: Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, contributing to innovative curriculum and program development, facilitating growth of industry relationships and expanding departmental revenue streams, and participating as appropriate in committees and other service activities in AMDT, the college, and WSU. Formal teaching responsibilities will include courses in several of the following areas (generally three courses per semester): merchandising, retailing and consumer behavior, global sourcing, supply chain management, textiles, and product development. The successful candidate will contribute to the AMDT mission primarily in the areas of teaching, service, curriculum development, and student engagement.
Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. degree in the area of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles or related field by the date of hire.
Required for Associate Rank: Demonstrated evidence of outstanding teaching; Demonstrated evidence of leadership in teaching, curriculum development, and service; Candidates at Associate Professor level must have a minimum of 6 years combined college teaching and/or professional practices related to textile and apparel merchandising and product development.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.