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Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
15 days ago
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States
15 days ago


POSITION: Twelve month tenure track position, Professor and Head, Department of Consumer and Design Sciences, position is available beginning August 1, 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Head are to provide visionary leadership and overall management of the Department. The Head also serves as the senior faculty administrator and promotes excellence in teaching, research and extension/outreach programs. The position demands performance of professional level duties to include providing academic and administrative leadership to the Department; providing leadership for faculty development, program development and assessment, long-range planning, budgeting, and public relations; providing leadership for recruitment and retention of diverse students and faculty; supervising and evaluating personnel; supervising Cooperative Extension and other outreach activities; serving as part of the College’s Leadership team; serving on university committees; developing and maintaining community and business partnerships; serving as a liaison to administration, alumni, and the community; addressing student issues; and maximizing use of space and physical facilities. In addition, the Head serves as an advocate for department interests, needs and programs, which includes leadership in fund raising/development activities and working with industry and advisory boards.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Possess an earned doctorate and academic experience in one of the following: 1) apparel merchandising/retailing; 2) apparel design and production management; 3) interior design/architecture; 4) philanthropy and nonprofit studies; 5) wealth management; or 6) a related discipline at the time employment begins

Academic credentials must be commensurate for a Full Professor appointment representing excellence in teaching, research and/or extension/outreach

Must demonstrate an understanding of the breadth and depth of the different departmental constituencies e.g., graduate studies, Cooperative Extension

Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and demonstrate effective communication with faculty, staff, stakeholders, parents and students

Demonstrate leadership, organizational skills, budget/resource management ability, experience with accreditation processes, personnel management expertise, recruitment skills, and the ability to secure and sustain funding for research, outreach, and development

Have strong academic and industry networks

Meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Consumer and Design Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Production Management (AMDP), Interior Design (INDS), and Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (PNPS). AMDP, an affiliate of the American Apparel and Footwear Association and member of the National Retail Federation, has a unified core curriculum with divergent options in Merchandising or Design and Production Management.  INDS is CIDA-accredited and nationally-ranked, and has specialized studios in residential, commercial, healthcare, and hospitality design. PNPS uniquely integrates varied career directions in philanthropy and nonprofit organizations with consumer financial planning for wealth management. All programs require a full-time internship. The CADS graduate program offers M.S. (thesis or non-thesis) and Ph.D. options. Additional information can be found at

COLLEGE: The College of Human Sciences at Auburn University, established in 1916, has approximately 1,600 students distributed among three departments: Consumer and Design Sciences; Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management; and Human Development and Family Science, and an Office of Global Education.  These academic units offer seven undergraduate degrees, four minors, five master’s degree programs, and three doctoral programs. The College of Human Sciences offers several study abroad programs and is home to the institution’s only permanent international campus, situated outside Rome, Italy. For more information, please see

UNIVERSITY: Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by US News and World Report. Auburn, an R1 institution, maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2020 enrollment of 30,730 students includes 24,505 undergraduates and 6,232 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,643 instructional faculty members-87% of whom are employed full-time-offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.

 Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community with a 2020 population of 76,143, a moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of more than 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers. For more information, please see

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples

INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants must apply via the online system by visiting: and attach the following: 1) a letter of interest stating professional goals, 2) a leadership philosophy statement, 3) a diversity statement, 4) a complete curriculum vita and 5) optional documents e.g., a portfolio. When prompted during the on-line application process, names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references should be provided. Only complete application materials will be considered. The search will continue until position is filled but to ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2021. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Angela Wiley, Search Committee Chair at

Diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students is an Auburn University commitment. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59209029
  • Location:
    Auburn, Alabama, United States
  • Company Name: Auburn University
  • Industry: Administration/Executive
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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