Thomas Jefferson University — Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Marketing


The School of Business invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate fashion merchandising/marketing courses and will actively pursue fashion-related research and scholarship. We seek candidates who want to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment, develop innovative learning experiences, support our students through the mentoring/advising process, and serve the university community. Demonstrated excellence in teaching with ability to develop innovative courses and teach in in-person, hybrid, and online mode is expected. Additional responsibilities include engaging in service to the program, school, and the university. The position will begin in Fall 2023.


A PhD equivalent degree in fashion merchandising/marketing or a related field is required by employment start date. Relevant undergraduate college-level teaching experience is required. Practitioner experience in fashion-marketing, merchandising, or management is highly desirable.

Formal search committee application reviews will begin on January 15, 2022. Applications received after that date will be reviewed but may not receive full consideration. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference or references to Dr. Philip Russel, Dean, School of Business, Thomas Jefferson University, School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497. Electronic submissions accepted as a single pdf submitted by email to

Interested candidates should also submit on-line application/CV: Job ID # 9279294

The school is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from underrepresented minority groups.

School of Business is part of Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, founded in 2010. In the formation of this new college, the University combined the School of Design, the School of Engineering, and the School of Business to form an exciting new academic unit that focuses on teaching innovation, collaboration and leadership in the context of a student’s individual major in one of these three disciplines. This is an exciting new approach to a world-class professional education, and is being watched, reported on, and emulated by other institutions around the country and around the world.

At School of Business, we are focused on innovation and on providing students with an academic experience that will give them a real competitive advantage. We are preparing students to be leaders at every level of their careers through our unique academic approach, Nexus Learning — active and collaborative learning that is connected to real world and infused with the liberal arts. Fashion Merchandising and Management program is the largest major in school of business and is ranked among the top ten fashion programs in the world. Find out more about the school and program at

Closing Statement

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

  • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
  • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
  • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.