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Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor

Posted: 12/18/2022

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Job no: 501180
Department: Art
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Summary:
Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor to teach in a growing interdisciplinary Fashion Program—combining Fashion and Business. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and passionate educator and fashion enthusiast who excels in a collaborative and collegial environment.  The position is primarily a teaching position and requires the ability to teach some of the following classes: Introduction to the Fashion Industry, Principles of Retailing, Fashion Planning and Buying, Fashion Forecasting, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Design Elements and Principles, Textiles for Fashion, Contemporary Fashion History, Fashion Illustration, Fashion (technical drawing) and Digital Tools (Illustrator and Photoshop), Apparel Construction Techniques, Flat Pattern Drafting, and Draping. Appointment begins August 2023.


“The Fusion of Design and Business” is how we describe the Fashion Program. Created in partnership with the Farmer School of Business, the Fashion Program comprises a Fashion Minor and a Fashion Co-major with three tracks from which to select: Fashion Corporate Business, Fashion Design, and Fashion Entrepreneurship. This program emphasizes creativity and experimentation, while offering students the opportunity to develop a broad set of basic skills in design language, technical skills, and the business of fashion.

The College of Creative Arts houses five exceptional departments in Architecture + Interior Design, Art, Music, Theatre, and Entrepreneurship & Technology in Business and Design along with interdisciplinary programs in Fashion, Art Therapy, and Arts Management & Entrepreneurship. The College is also home to the Performing Arts Series and the Miami University Art Museum—both bringing world-class performing and visual artists to our campus and local community each year.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Fashion or closely related field with applied experience for appointment as Instructor; MFA or other closely related terminal degree for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor.

**Position is not eligible for H1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates with a MFA, PhD, or other closely related terminal degree; demonstrated experience as an exceptional teacher at the undergraduate level; previous experience with curriculum development and innovative initiatives; and industry experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter that includes which listed courses can be taught and curriculum vitae. Submit portfolio of examples of creative/professional/scholarly work and student examples (if available) as a pdf or indicate weblink as "other" document. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Amanda Alexander, Chair, Department of Art at

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin January 10, 2023, and will continue until position is filled.


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Advertised: 20 Dec 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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