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Lecturer - Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700111
Working Title Lecturer - Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Advertised Employing Department Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management
Appointment Type Faculty - Non-Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date 08/16/2017 or 01/01/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term 05/15/2018
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Iowa State University’s Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management invites applications for a Lecturer (non-tenure track) position.

Position responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, in a class to be determined based upon need. Lecturers teach a variety of courses in textiles and clothing including apparel production, patternmaking, textile science, fashion illustration, history of clothing, museum studio, entrepreneurship, merchandising, buying, visual merchandising, and aesthetics.

Required Education and Experience

A master’s degree in apparel, textiles & clothing or related field by the start date.

Preferred Education and Experience

- Experience that demonstrates a record of successful teaching in a broad array of merchandising, apparel, design, and product development undergraduate coursework;

- Experience teaching online courses

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The Apparel, Merchandising, and Design (AMD) Program at ISU is ranked nationally. Iowa State is one of the top fashion design and merchandising schools in the nation, according to New ranking show ISU is #2 in the Midwest for both fashion design and merchandising, #3 nationally for fashion merchandising, and #8 nationally for fashion design.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Eulanda Sanders
Department Contact Phone
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

The appointments may be Full Time or Part Time depending upon need.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
4) Syllabus for a class you taught (minimum of one course)– Please attach as "Other Document(s) 1.
5) Optional- Document that provides a Link to a professional portfolio – Please attach as "Other Document(s) 2.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

The Guaranteed Consideration Date for Fall semester 2017 is July 15, 2017, and the Guaranteed Consideration Date for Spring semester 2018 is October 1, 2017.

However, applications can be submitted until the positions are filled.

Guaranteed Consideration Date
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Lecturer - 1400
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
    • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
    • ISU Employee
    • Website
    • Placement Office
    • Trade Journal
    • Newspaper
    • HERC Website
    • LinkedIN
    • Facebook
    • CareerBuilder
  2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Other Document(s) 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document(s) 2