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Lecturer of Merchandising, Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
  • Job Type
    Employee, Contract
  • Job Status
    Full Time


Indiana University Bloomington

The School of Art, Architecture + Design (SoAAD) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague for a full-time Lecturer position (non tenure track) in the nationally recognized Merchandising program (https://soaad.indiana.edu/academics/undergraduate/apparel-bs.html) with a focus on product development to begin in Fall 2019.

SoAAD (https://soaad.indiana.edu/) is dedicated to developing a faculty body composed of diverse scholars and practitioners. We seek a forward-thinking colleague who wishes to be part of an innovative program in merchandising and who is committed to interdisciplinary engagement and exploration of the convergence of Merchandising, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Fine Arts. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to educate emerging leaders in the fashion and retail industries of tomorrow.

We are looking for candidates who have the capacity to collaborate with colleagues from a broad range of disciplines, have worked with diverse populations, and have academic and/or significant professional merchandising experience. We seek candidates who can provide collegial leadership in a team-based environment. We are especially interested in scholars and practitioners who will prepare undergraduate students to respond to the complex global challenges found in the fashion and retail industries. A strong candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration and the community.

Position Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain professional and academic expertise.
  • Teach an annual course load of six, three-credit courses during the 10-month academic year; specific courses in the merchandising program to be determined based on candidate’s experience and expertise. Potential for summer teaching.
  • Participate in undergraduate curriculum development.
  • Provide program and school service.

Salary commensurate with experience. Expected start date: August 1, 2019.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts. The School of Art, Architecture + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation. SoAAD is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Review of applications will begin on November 5th, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (CV/resume, letter of application including statement about teaching/mentoring philosophy and names of three references and their contact information). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6781. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Megan Tansley, 139 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email: mtansley@iu.edu.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Indiana University’s non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA-01 at http://www.policies.iu.edu. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. The address for Indiana University’s Title IX Coordinator is: 400 E. 7th Street, Poplars 833, Bloomington, IN 47405. The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at protect.iu.edu/police-safety/annual-reports/index.html. A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at iups@iu.edu.


Qualifications: All candidates should have

  • Demonstrated record of professional experience in the retail industry
  • Expertise in Product Development and Sourcing in addition to one or more of the following: Merchandising, Manufacturing, Logistics, Sustainability, Materials, Entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrated record of professional experience, mentoring, and leadership
  • Appropriate Master’s degree by the start date of employment or demonstration of significant professional experience.
Posted: 2018-10-09 Expires: 2018-11-08

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