The Wilson College of Textiles is recognized as a worldwide leader in
textile education and research. Our interdisciplinary college incorporates
programs that approach science from both fundamental and applied
perspectives. Current academic and research programs deliver knowledge that
informs global textile supply chains based on inputs from chemistry,
design, engineering, management and marketing. Areas of emphasis include
brand management, color science and chemistry, composites, fashion design,
product development, fibers, forensics, medical textiles, nano-textiles,
nonwovens, polymer science, protective clothing, smart textiles, supply
chain management, sustainability, transportation textiles and textile
The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management is seeking
a recognized leader in textile and apparel design or fashion to join the
faculty as the Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor in Textiles and
Apparel Design. The Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor will be
expected to make major contributions to developing and enhancing the
Fashion and Textile Design program in terms of design strength and
visibility, program vision, and in cultivating a world-class reputation for
the program in the global design community. Responsibilities include
leadership in teaching, scholarship, research and in promoting student
learning in the department at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Candidates must have demonstrated world-class accomplishments in textile
and apparel design. They must have established an international reputation
as a leader in one or more of these areas of textiles and apparel design or
fashion: knitwear; digital printing; 3D printing; design and manufacturing
innovation; CAD; whole environments (near, middle, far); automotive
textiles; or advanced clothing design for function, aesthetics or
protective performance. The ideal candidate will be a prominent design
leader possessing the vision and experience needed to inspire innovative
solutions in textiles and apparel design research and education that
incorporate the combined talents of multidisciplinary teams.
Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to the University’s commitment to
excellence in research, engagement and education. Candidates who have
demonstrated experience engaging in diversity initiatives such as fostering
an inclusive environment, working with faculty and staff from diverse
backgrounds, and incorporating diverse perspectives in research are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates for this position should have earned a terminal degree in a
relevant field plus distinguished achievement in a relevant disciplinary
area with significant experience in academia or industry.
Department Required Skills
• Full Professor with tenure in an accredited institution or meeting the
standard of Professorial rank within the Department of Textile and Apparel,
Technology and Management
• Strong commitment to academic and scholarly excellence, and an
outstanding record of scholarly contributions commensurate with the
expectations of a major research university
• Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative multi-disciplinary initiatives
and projects in textile and apparel design or fashion
• Commitment to mentoring students
• Demonstrated outstanding ability as a communicator including publishing
and presenting research in national international forums
• Evidence of active experience in diversity initiatives
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Demonstrated global leadership in creative scholarship in textile and
apparel design or fashion. Candidates with industry experience and/or
strong collaboration with industry partners are preferred.
The Nominating Committee asks that applications be submitted online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/149988>;. Application should include a cover
letter, CV and contact information for three professional references.
Provide a portfolio that contains materials to demonstrate your candidacy
as an outstanding faculty member or potential faculty member who has
achieved recognition well above the criteria for full professor and is
considered one of the best scholars in Textile and Apparel Design.
Confidential review of materials will begin in Fall of 2021 and will
continue until an appointment has been announced.
NC State is committed to diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an
individual with a disability or status as a protected veteran.
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visitors are safe and not subject to further discrimination, harassment or
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