Fiber Science & Apparel Design

Fashion Faculty Job Postings

The Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University has openings for two tenure-track Fashion Design faculty positions: one in Fashion Design with Technology (Assistant or Associate rank) and one in Contemporary Fashion and Leadership (Assistant, Associate, Full or Endowed Chair Professor); both positions are 60% teaching and 40% research.  

Professor Huiju Park, Search Committee Chair, invites applications for one or both of the positions.  We are interested in bright, creative applicants who are proven or prospective top teachers and researchers. We are particularly interested in applicants who are from underrepresented minority groups.  In addition to posting the position descriptions attached, we ask that you encourage appropriate candidates to apply.  The position descriptions and application guidelines can be found at the following links:

Fashion Design with Technology
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Fashion Design: Contemporary Fashion and Leadership
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This is an exciting time for FSAD and for Cornell.  The entire department is housed in a beautiful new building designed for us behind historic Martha Van Rensselaer Hall where we had been housed since our beginning.  We have outstanding studios, laboratories and offices with natural light and views of Beebe Lake and a wonderful gallery and showcases. Our facilities include well equipped fashion studios with industrial production equipment, a gallery, research laboratories, a 10,000 item costume and textile collection for teaching and research, two laser cutters, 3-D printers, a cutting edge computerized knitting machine, a digital textile printer, 3-D Body scanners, a 3-D motion capture system, sweating thermal manikins and environmental chambers. In addition, there are department and college CAD facilities with strong technical support and a variety of software, video conferencing facilities in the classrooms, a world renowned library system, advanced computer facilities, and strong support for entrepreneurship and enterprise across campus.

New faculty will be offered competitive compensation, a generous benefits package, a manageable teaching load, and startup research funds.  Cross department, college, and university collaborations are encouraged. Our department is in a very supportive college environment in one of the nation's great universities.  Cornell has a world renowned library system, a supportive research infrastructure, and a culture of excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching.  Ithaca, NY is a beautiful little city with an easy and friendly lifestyle four hours from NYC or Toronto and five hours from Montreal.