Merchandising, Apparel & Textiles Faculty
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY

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The University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track lecturer position in Merchandising Apparel & Textiles (MAT). This is a 9-month position. The MAT program has a dynamic team oriented faculty and students that are focused on making an impact in the Merchandising, Apparel and Textile industry.

The successful candidate will advise undergraduate students and teach undergraduate courses in the MAT program. Lecturers are members of the faculty and should take responsibility for infusing diversity, scholarship and state-of-the-art issues into the curriculum. The position is expected to contribute to student learning in a variety of areas including but not limited to: aesthetics and/or promotion in merchandising, and merchandising planning and control. The candidate will also manage the internship program and work to build strong industry relationships. The candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats and work in a team-based environment. A full-time teaching assignment is equivalent to 12 credit hours per semester, however, advising and other assignments may substitute for some instructional load. The specific teaching and advising assignment is dependent on departmental needs and individual expertise.

Applicants must have proof of legal authority to permanently work in the US.

Attach letter of application (Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (Specific request 1), copies of transcripts (Specific Request 2) and a statement of teaching philosophy (Specific Request 3).

The anticipated appointment date is August 2013. Applications are accepted until the position is filled, but review of applicants begins in January 2013.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Preferred Education / Experience

A doctorate degree in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles, Business or a closely related area is expected, although a master's degree with strong industry experience may be considered. Expertise in management and economics of retailing or merchandising is expected. University teaching experience and use of technology in teaching are preferred.

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