FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Department Head - Textile and Apparel, Technology and management (TATM)

The position of department head requires demonstrated leadership for academic, administrative and
fiscal activities of the department. The department head will be expected to provide focused visionary
leadership in curriculum development; teaching excellence; assessment of academic programs and
curricula; and continually building a collegial environment. The department head works closely with
colleagues in developing the college and the department’s strategic plan; creation of a strategic research
vision; and in developing interdisciplinary and inter‐institutional collaboration. The department has
working relationships with the NC State University Poole College of Management and the College of
Design. The department head is also a leader in fostering cultural diversity in students, faculty and staff.

Responsibilities:
Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in leadership in departmental administration,
teaching, distinguished accomplishment in research and publication, experience with working with
public constituencies, and a working relationship with the global textile complex industry executives.
The head is responsible for the academic, administrative, and fiscal activities of the department as well
as mentoring undergraduate and graduate students through classroom instruction and research. The
head represents the department within the College and University and promotes the department and its
programs to internal and external constituencies. The position is expected to support efforts of faculty,
staff, and students and provide opportunities that advance their career.
Minimum Education/Experience:

Candidates for this position should have earned a terminal degree preferably in a field related to the
department’s academic and research programs and have an outstanding record in teaching, research
and service.

Candidates should have a demonstrated excellence in teaching, distinguished accomplishment in
research and publication, experience with working with public constituencies, and a working
relationship with industry executives within the global textiles complex. The ideal candidate would also
have administrative experience in higher education, a demonstrated ability to attract external funding,
and a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence. Candidates should be able to work closely
with Industry Advisory Boards.

Preferred Experience:
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in textile and fashion design; textile product
development; textile marketing; and textile innovation. Candidates with an industry background will
also be preferred.

The Nominating Committee asks that applications to be submitted online at
http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/80525 (position number 00001357). Confidential review of materials will
begin in Spring of 2017 and will continue until an appointment has been announced.
Complete application packages must include a statement of qualifications and vision for leading the
TATM department; a statement on past contributions to diversity and future plans for continuing this
effort, a curriculum vita, and a separate document containing contact information with a minimum of
three professional references.

To submit candidates for consideration please contact Dr. Trevor J. Little, Professor and Interim
Department Head for the TATM department, and Chair of the Nominating Committee. North Carolina
State University. 1020 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh NC 27695, Campus Box 8301. Office: 919‐515‐6646.
trevor_little@ncsu.edu

Nominators and Candidates may also contact the College HR Officer, Alicia D. Lecceardone via
adleccea@ncsu.edu or 919‐513‐7585 for referrals or questions concerning the recruitment process.
Please visit the College of Textiles to learn about other opportunities to join our expanding global
community of excellence. https://textiles.ncsu.edu/about/job-opportunities/

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process,
please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or
motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to
have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.


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