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Assistant Professor, Fashion - ASU FIDM

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts: School of Art


Los Angeles, CA

Open Date

Apr 15, 2024



The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

seeks a full-time 9-month (academic year) tenure-track Assistant Professor of Fashion with an emphasis on new frontiers in fashion practice in any of the following areas design, merchandising, product development, or fashion studies beginning August, 2024. This position includes research, undergraduate teaching, and service responsibilities on the Los Angeles campus. The salary range for this position is $75,000 to $95,000.

About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. In 2022, ASU was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution and in 2023, ASU joined the prestigious Association of American Universities. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, is located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; and ASU FIDM; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, and increasing the capacity of artists and designers to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion at ASU FIDM prepares students to excel across a wide range of fashion industry professions. Many of our graduates are admitted to prestigious graduate programs internationally. The ASU Fashion program is a dynamic center for the study of fashion futures with a rich and diverse curriculum. Faculty members emphasize critical concepts in their teaching including a close study in one of the following fashion design, product development, merchandising, or fashion studies. We explore fashion in cultural, economic, social and political contexts and the relationship of fashion to other disciplines. The Los Angeles campus is positioned in the Fashion District and is rich with cultural and industry organizations with which ASU FIDM has established robust partnerships.

ASU FIDM seeks a candidate with a rich and varied skill set in the field of Fashion. The successful candidate is expected to pursue an active research agenda in leading fashion industry issues focused on new frontiers in fashion practice in any of the following areas design, merchandising, product development, or fashion studies. We seek a candidate who will contribute to a dynamic and growing program. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching with the ability to develop and instruct a variety of in-person, hybrid, and online course offerings. The successful candidate will teach and mentor undergraduate students based on department needs including developing new courses related to their area of expertise. Additional responsibilities include service to the program, ASU FIDM, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and ASU. To learn more about our fashion program, please visit Fashion. We are especially interested in applicants who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing ASU’s Design Aspirations.


Required Qualifications:

PhD, MFA or appropriate terminal degree with coursework in fashion or a relevant field

Demonstrated potential to achieve national and/or international recognition in cutting edge scholarly research and/or creative work

Demonstrated excellence in teaching with experience in higher education

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to teach in-person and online upper and lower division undergraduate courses in fashion using innovative pedagogy

Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with peers, colleagues, and professionals in academic settings, the fashion industry and/or the surrounding community

Knowledge of the innovations and new directions in the fashion industry including trends and current issues

Research that engages multiple paradigms and enhances inclusive excellence

Evidence of sustained professional activity in fashion

Application Instructions

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit

Letter of interest addressing the position description and required qualifications

Curriculum vitae

Examples of scholarship (limit to 2 publications and/or creative work, up to 20 images)

Names and contact information for three references

Applicants advancing to the second round of review may be asked to provide additional materials.

All applications must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/144390

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is May 14, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.