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SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor - Fashion & Textiles in Oneonta, New York

Assistant Professor - Fashion & Textiles



Department:Human Ecology

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Dec 7, 2022


Position ID:156664


Job Description:

The Department of Human Ecology at the State University of New York at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as anAssistant Professor of Fashion & Textileswith a focus on merchandising and retailing beginning Fall 2023. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

The Fashion and Textiles program, housed in the Department of Human Ecology, includes concentrations in design and merchandising, and it also offers a one-year visiting student program with the Fashion Institute of Technology. The Department of Human Ecology offers programs in Human Development & Family Studies, Nutrition & Dietetics, Fashion & Textiles, and Food Service & Restaurant Administration. Our mission is to prepare competent professionals capable of developing solutions to the numerous complex issues affecting the well-being of individuals, families, consumers and communities. To learn more about the College and the Department, please visit

Duties include but are not limited to: teaching undergraduate merchandising courses and other courses to meet department needs; advising and mentoring students enrolled in fashion & textiles; participating in program assessment and continuous improvement efforts; serving the department, college, and profession; and engaging in scholarly, professional, and college activities.

Base Salary:$54,000. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Required Qualifications:Ph.D. in fashion merchandising, retail, or a related field.

Preferred:fashion industry experience; evidence of scholarship; evidence of student advisement; strong written communication and presentation skills; and experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or service with diverse and/or multicultural populations.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it's the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) research statement, and 5) copies of transcripts. Contact information for three references must be provided; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees.

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