Instructor in Apparel Design

The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, is seeking applications for an instructor for a 9 month, 7.5 tenths (75% time) term appointment in apparel and textiles with an August 2014 start date.


Instruct five undergraduate courses in the following areas: apparel production, computer-aided design, pattern development and pre‐production processes.

Required Qualifications

M. S., M. A., M. F. A., or Ph.D. ABD’s will be considered. At least one degree in apparel and textiles; evidence of, or potential for excellence in teaching; experience working in a team environment; knowledge of, and experience using Adobe Creative Suite and OptiTex or equivalent software.

Preferred Qualifications

Terminal degree in apparel and textiles; experience in undergraduate teaching in apparel design or product development with record of teaching effectiveness; professional work experience in the apparel and textiles industry.

About the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design

Currently, there are 14 faculty, 375 undergraduate students and 26 graduate students (resident and distance) in the department. The department offers B.S. degrees in Apparel and Textiles (with specializations in Apparel Design or Apparel Marketing) and Interior Design. The graduate program offers resident Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Apparel and Textiles and a distance M.S. degree in Merchandising through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). The department has well-equipped design and research laboratories with physical testing equipment, a natural dye lab, TC2 NX‐16 body scanner, GTCO Calcomp RD3 pattern digitizer, Vicon Bonita 10 motion capture system, and Novel pliance X pressure sensing system and is home to the K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum. Department programs are accredited through CIDA and NASAD. Work in the department is partially supported by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

About the College of Human Ecology

The programs in the College of Human Ecology are central to the university’s historic and present missions. The mission of the college is to discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to meet basic human needs and improve the human condition. The college consists of eight academic units and has an enrollment of over 2,500 students.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin June 30, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must include a letter of application, vita, copy of transcripts, a statement of your teaching philosophy and contact information for five professional references including at least one individual who either currently serves or has served as your supervisor in the past. Please send electronic copies (PDF files) of all application materials to Miriam Cox at Please contact the department head or search committee chair with any questions or concerns: Professor Barbara G. Anderson (785-532-6993, or Dr. Joy Kozar (785-532-1394,

Kansas State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. A criminal background check will be required for all candidates selected for hire.