Belmont University’s O’More College of Architecture and Design in Nashville is seeking applications for tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.
In the year According to a 2022 study, Nashville is one of the most fashionable cities in the country. Belmont University is located right in the heart of Nashville. The city is an ideal place for faculty to teach and students to learn, develop their skills and pursue careers in fashion beyond graduation.
Belmont Fashion programs embrace a service-based mission and focus on ways to improve the design and production process in the industry. Partnership studio projects with Gigi Down Syndrome Success Center, Day Arts, SVP International, Eastman Chemical Company, New Dialect Dance Company, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Atelier & Repairs and Olah, Inc.
Fashion programs are available in O’More College of Architecture and Design (CAD) It is an innovative community serving undergraduate students by offering professionally oriented, liberal arts-based programs in fashion design and merchandising, a CIDA-accredited interior design program, and a new program in architecture that expects to be accredited by NAAB in 2025. The college’s facilities include spacious studios featuring industry-standard equipment, flexible classroom/seminar space and digital innovation labs. The curriculum of all programs is well-integrated with the university’s core objectives of general education, producing critical thinkers capable of solving problems in diverse groups and focusing on the core of their studies. In addition to benefiting from this rich liberal arts tradition and curriculum focused on professional preparation in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment designed for creative exploration in a Christ-centered environment, students have access to a wide range of internship opportunities and study abroad programs. By preparing students for their chosen careers, CAD programs emphasize the values of sustainability in all its realms, equity, and service.
Located less than two miles from the prosperous city of Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University is home to more than 8,800 students from every state and 33 countries. Nationally recognized for its innovative approach and commitment to undergraduate education, Belmont is a Christ-centered, student-centered community of purpose, character, wisdom, and transformative thought leaders who are passionate and equipped to make the world a better place. . In the classroom and beyond, the University aims to empower students, faculty and staff to become radical champions of helping people and communities flourish. While Belmont is committed to being a global citizen, it also seeks to be a great neighbor by serving as a trusted community partner to Nashville and the greater Middle Tennessee region. The university’s location in the heart of Tennessee’s capital city — and Nashville’s growing reputation among the nation’s most dynamic, innovative and inviting cities — provides the perfect backdrop for an amazing higher education experience in a community known as the “Athens of the South.” ” With more than 115 undergraduate majors, 41 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, Belmont University provides an unparalleled environment for students to become all they were created to be. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to producing committed Christians of all races and ethnicities. Consistent with applicable civil rights laws, the University seeks members of the Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources conducts an ongoing review of the recruitment process, ensuring that the candidate pool includes qualified women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:-
• 24 credit/workload hours of teaching in the Fashion Design and/or Merchandising program. Workload hours are calculated based on course type, studio or lecture.
• Academic counseling and advice
• Intellectual activity
• Participant in relevant academic and professional organizations
• College and university services
• The above descriptions describe the essential responsibilities and requirements of the job, but are not exhaustive of the duties that may be assigned.
Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who share the university’s values and contribute to its mission and mission to be a leader among teaching universities in bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered learning community. and service.
• Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the field of study
• Knowledge of subject and course content
• Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and professional industry experience.
• Professional In one or more of the following areas:
o Fashion technologies including but not limited to Optitex or Browzwear design software and Adobe Creative Suite
o Advanced sewing, pattern and dressmaking skills
o Product development, sourcing and manufacturing
o Sustainable practices in design
o Design of accessories and/or shoes
Educational Qualifications: A terminal degree (MFA or PhD), or a degree at least one level above the teaching level (MA/MS), or otherwise qualified and approved by the Dean. Please indicate alternate credentials in the cover letter.
During the application process, applicants are asked to attach a response to Belmont University’s mission, vision, values, and “Five Ways of Being” that describe how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and faith have prepared him to contribute to a Christ-centered, student-centered learning university, ministry, and teaching philosophy.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
A candidate selected for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.
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