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Department Head and Associate or Full Professor, ATID


The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University is seeking applications for Department Head and Associate or Full Professor.  This is a 12-month, tenure track appointment.  Promotion, tenure, and reappointment criteria are located at: http://www.k-state.edu/academicpersonnel/add/humecol/app/.  Start date is July 1, 2013.


Provide visionary leadership for the development of the department relative to the strategic goals of the College of Human Ecology and Kansas State University for academic excellence and prominence. Administer department undergraduate and graduate programs, facilities, technology, and equipment, including assessment, accreditation, strategic planning, preparation and management of budget, and faculty/staff development and evaluation. Oversee the recruitment, appointment, retention, and promotion of a diverse and accomplished faculty and staff. Build partnerships with and attract funding and resources from business, industry, government, alumni, and professional organizations; liaison to the advisory boards. Foster open communication, cooperation, and collegiality among faculty, staff, and students. Provide leadership in public relations and multicultural diversity. Represent the interests of the department through participation in academic governance. Comply with departmental, college, and university policies. Participate in relevant professional organizations. Direct the Historic Costume and Textile Museum and advance museum funding and public outreach.



Earned Ph.D., Ed.D., D. ARCH, M. ARCH, or M.F.A. in one of the subject areas of the department or a related area.  Demonstrated leadership ability.  Qualifications consistent with rank of Associate Professor or higher.


Qualifications consistent with rank of Full Professor.  Administrative experience.  Demonstrated ability to obtain and administer external funding – including philanthropic gifts.  Experience working in a multidisciplinary unit.  Experience working with diverse groups and multicultural initiatives.  Experience with accreditation processes, such as Council for Interior Design Accreditation and National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Department Information

Currently, there are 13 faculty, 356 undergraduate students, and 44 graduate students (resident and distance) in the department.  The department offers B.S. degrees in Apparel and Textiles (with specializations in Design or 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 and a TC2 NX-16 body scanner, and is home to the KSU Historic Costume & Textile Museum.  Department programs are accredited through CIDA and NASAD.  Work in the department is partially supported by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station. 

College Information

The programs in the College of Human Ecology are central to the university’s historic and present missions. The College is committed to the advancement, application, and dissemination of knowledge about the human needs of individuals, families, and communities.  The College consists of 6 academic units and has enrollment of over 2000 students. 

Application Information

Review of applications will begin January 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Please send electronic copies (PDF files) of letter of application, vita, and contact information for three professional references to Dana Hoff at dmhoff@ksu.edu.  Please contact the search committee chair with any questions or concerns:  Dr. Joy M. Kozar (785.532.1394; jkozar@ksu.edu).  

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College of Human Ecology
Kansas State University
119 Justin Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
+1 (785) 532-5500

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