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Lecturer of Merchandising

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Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (CV/resume, letter of application including statement about teaching/mentoring philosophy and names of three references and their contact information, including a current address, phone number and e-mail address). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4663 . Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email: mtansley@iu.edu The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status)

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Position Details

Title Lecturer of Merchandising
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington School of Art, Architecture + Design
Position Summary

The School of Art, Architecture, and Design (SoAAD) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague for a full-time Lecturer position in the nationally recognized Merchandising program (https://soaad.indiana.edu/academics/undergraduate/apparel-bs.html) with a focus on product development to begin in fall 2018.

SOAAD (https://soaad.indiana.edu/) is dedicated to developing a faculty body composed of diverse scholars and practitioners. We seek a forward-thinking colleague who wishes to be part of an innovative program in merchandising and who is committed to interdisciplinary engagement and exploration of the convergence of Merchandising, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Fine Arts. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to educate emerging leaders in the fashion and retail industries of tomorrow.

We are looking for candidates who have the capacity to collaborate with colleagues from a broad range of disciplines, have worked with diverse populations, and have academic and/or significant professional merchandising experience.

We seek candidates who can provide collegial leadership in a team-based environment. We are especially interested in scholars and practitioners who will prepare undergraduate students to respond to the complex global challenges found in the fashion and retail industries. A strong candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration and the community.

Position Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Maintain professional and academic expertise.
• Teach an annual course load of six, three-credit courses during the 10-month academic year; specific courses in the merchandising program to be determined based on candidate’s experience and expertise. Potential for summer teaching.
• Participate in undergraduate curriculum development.
• Provide departmental service.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

The School of Art, Architecture + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.

Basic Qualifications

All candidates should have
• Demonstrated record of professional experience in the retail industry
• Expertise in Product Development and one or more of the following: Merchandising, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Logistics, Sustainability, Materials, Entrepreneurship.
• Demonstrated record of professional experience, mentoring, and leadership
• Candidates need an appropriate Master’s degree or demonstration of significant professional experience by the start date of employment.

Department Contact for Questions

Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email: mtansley@iu.edu

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Salary commensurate with experience
Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (CV/resume, letter of application including statement about teaching/mentoring philosophy and names of three references and their contact information, including a current address, phone number and e-mail address). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4663 . Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email: mtansley@iu.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status)

For Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21709-19

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
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    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Research Agenda
  3. Other 2
  4. Statement of Research and Teaching