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Assistant Professor in Fashion Design - Department of Design

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 24th, 2013
Last review date: January 27th, 2014
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 1st, 2014
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Dept. of Design at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a new faculty position in Fashion Design. The appointment will be made at the assistant professor, tenure-track level. Successful candidates will demonstrate a capacity for conducting original creative design and research work in the fashion field and possess background in creative practice or industry, ideally with emergent areas of fashion technology. Ability to bridge other areas of design such as visual communication, sustainable practice, product design, etc is desired. The appointee is expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs, conduct an active program of research and/or creative work, and collaboratively participate in the activities, service, and life of the department, other disciplines at the university level and establish meaningful connections to broader academic, professional, client and/or industrial communities. A terminal degree is required, studio format teaching experience preferred. Ability to advance the university’s and department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities is desired. Appointment commences July 1, 2014.

The UC Davis Dept. of Design, which includes the UC Davis Design Museum and the California Lighting Technology Center, is the only comprehensive academic design unit in the University of California system, one of the world’s leading public universities. The program offers a research-focused curriculum combining theoretical and humanistic study with innovation and practice.

Candidates begin the application process by registering online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00182. Submit letter of interest, CV, a brief statement of future research plans, descriptions of courses taught and/or proposed, twenty images of creative works (in a single pdf or other supported file of no more than 10MB), and the names and contact details for four references. Review of applications begins January 10, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be addressed to Prof. Susan Avila at stavila@ucdavis.edu.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.




4 references required (contact information only)