Central Michigan University Fashion Design Lecturer in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Position Information

Position Summary

Full-time, 9-month fixed term fashion design lecturer position beginning August 19, 2019. Teaching areas may include at least two of the following: apparel design/product development, 3D virtual prototyping/CAD, flat pattern, beginning and intermediate studios.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in fashion design or a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design with a minimum of 6 years of appropriate industry experience.

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and current technology skills

Message to Applicants

You must submit an online application to be considered as an applicant for this position. Applications should include Letter of interest, CV, three (3) recommendation letters, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and an e-portfolio with examples of technology use.

Screening for all applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Questions for this position may be directed to Dr. Usha Chowdhary via e-mail at chowd1u@cmich.edu.

About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide. CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked. Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities. Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms. With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

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Position Title: Fashion Design Lecturer

College/Unit: College of Education & Human Services

Home Department: Human Environmental Studies

Employee Group: Fixed-Term Faculty - Academic Year

Employment Status: Full-Time

Position Type: 9 month (Academic Year)

Position Classification: Fixed-Term Faculty

Position Begin Date: 08/19/2019

Position End Date: 05/13/2020

About the Department: The Department of Human Environmental Studies offers a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design (FMD) with two concentrations in Design and Merchandising for face-to face programs. The online program also has two concentrations: Fashion Product Development and Visual Merchandising. The program serves approximately 300 majors and minors with well equipped classrooms, laboratories and a nationally recognized computer-aided design component. Cutting edge facilities and equipment are available through CMDT as well as departmental labs for teaching and research purposes. Examples include a body scanner, digital textile printer, Gerber and MODARIS, PLM, pattern-making systems, hot plate, Instron, spectrophotometer, thermal cameras, 3-D printer, and two walk-in environmental chambers. Strong internship placements and opportunities for study abroad provide a competitive edge in the job market demonstrated by over 90% placement rate of our graduates for almost two decades. Our graduate program offers a M.S. degree in Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology. To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.

Posting Begins: 10/23/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Type of Recruitment: External