The University of Delaware — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies

Quantitative Research Methods and Business/Marketing Analytics

The Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies (www.fashion.udel.edu) at the University of Delaware invites applicants with an existing or emerging record of strong scholarship and teaching experience for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position. The start date for the position is September 1, 2017, and qualified candidates are expected to have a PhD in apparel/textiles or other academic disciplines by the appointment start date.

The Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies is ranked as one of the top programs on the East Coast (www.fashion-schools.org).  Supported by internationally distinguished scholars and educators, the Department is recognized for its outstanding undergraduate programs, expanding graduate program with competitive enrollment, and award winning sustainability certificate program. Our faculty is recognized for a strong track record in federal and industry grants, industry partnerships, and leadership to the field and profession.

We seek to expand our Department’s scholarly focus in the areas of quantitative methods and analytics, strengthen the methodological course and research offerings for our graduate students, and contribute to the interdisciplinary research and learning activities at UD.

Ideal candidates will use quantitative data and analytic tools to impact one or more areas of relevance to the fashion industry, such as, but not limited to, planning and forecasting sales, product pricing, assortment planning, multi-channel sales, consumer experience, marketing strategies, fit and sizing, product development processes, supply chain management, or strategic sourcing. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest in engaging with industry and pursuing external funding to support their scholarly interests.

In addition to applications from the apparel/textiles field, we welcome applications from those with diverse academic disciplines engaging in social science research through quantitative research methods that can broaden our perspectives and influence on the industry, its stakeholders, and our students who are future leaders in the global apparel/textile industry.

Applicants must apply online using the Interfolio® online system at UD https://apply.interfolio.com/37669 uploading a single document including: 1) a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement outline for research and teaching interests and how both contribute to interdisciplinary activities; 4) up to three examples of written scholarship; and 5) contact information for three references.

Inquiries, but not application materials, should be forwarded to Dr. Jaehee Jung (jajung@udel.edu), Search Committee Chair, Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies.  Review of materials will begin November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Delaware is located in Greater Philadelphia between New York and Washington, D.C.  Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions.  The University holds the R1 Carnegie Classification designated for fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S. for research activities with annual external funding exceeding $200 millions.  The Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies is part of the College of Arts and Sciences (www.cas.udel.edu), the largest college of UD’s seven colleges.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.


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