Assistant or Associate Professor in Textiles and Product Development, Tenure-Track

  • Faculty
  • Textiles & Design
  • Waco, Texas

Website Baylor University


Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Textiles and Product Development, Department of Human Sciences and Design, Baylor University. Anticipated date of appointment – August 2024.


The Baylor University Department of Human Sciences and Design invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level in Textiles and Product Development. The position focus is on teaching and establishing research and scholarship in applied textile and apparel technologies in a cross-disciplinary environment. Successful candidates will exhibit a strong commitment to scholarship, research, and teaching and demonstrate an active Christian faith.

Position Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for the individual who holds this position include establishing and maintaining a program of research and/or creative scholarship in textile innovation, research and testing, applied textiles, or wearable technologies; seeking funds to support scholarship; teaching undergraduate courses in textiles and apparel; mentoring students; and engaging in professional, community, and university service.


Candidates for the position must have earned a terminal degree in Textiles, Apparel Design or Product Development with a strong textiles foundation, or a related field, by the time of their appointment (ABD candidates with planned completion dates before the start of the position may be considered). Candidates must have a defined research agenda or creative scholarship focus evident through diverse indicators including obtaining funding, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, or exhibiting in juried competitions, and have demonstrated evidence of successful undergraduate teaching. The following are desirable qualifications for the position: peer-reviewed publications and grant funding experience.

Application Instructions:

To ensure full consideration, candidates should submit materials by October 25, 2023. At this time, review of applications will begin and be accepted until the position is filled. Submit applications as early as possible to ensure full consideration. Applicants must submit initial materials through Interfolio, which include 1) formal letter of application (specifically address how you, the applicant, meet qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities); 2) full curriculum vitae; 3) transcript of advanced degree(s); 4) examples of publications and/or professional work; 5) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to be sent as soon as possible; and 6) HSD applicant form (found in Interfolio) addressing one’s philosophy and compatibility with Baylor’s Christian mission. All required materials must be submitted through Interfolio. If you have questions, please submit questions about the application process and application materials by email with Textiles and Product Development TT Application (Your Name) in the subject line to:

Rank and Salary:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Apparel Program Information:

The apparel program at Baylor University, with approximately 170 students, is nationally recognized and ranked among the top fashion design and merchandising programs in the nation according to Program strengths include opportunities for experiential learning, faculty/student interaction, civic engagement and integration of the Christian perspective. With an emphasis on maintaining the latest design technology, the Parker Apparel Technology Center supports both apparel design and apparel merchandising majors. Other facilities for apparel students include two design studios, a body scanner lab, well-equipped textile testing laboratories, a wearable technology lab, and collabortive access across campus to physiological monitoring equipment.

About Baylor University:

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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