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Apparel and Merchandising - Open Pool

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Fashion and Textile Design
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number: 202100144F

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$44,000- $50,000

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas.

Position Type: Faculty

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Design and Merchandising offers B.S. degrees in Apparel and Merchandising (AM) and in Interior Architecture and Design (IAD), both of which are nationally accredited programs. In 2019, the AM program became the 'first-in-the-nation' program to be accredited by the Textile and Apparel Program Accreditation Commission, and the IAD program has been accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation since 1990.

The department has 17, tenure and non-tenure-track, faculty as well as administrative professionals and staff who support approximately 600 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students. The department is housed in the Nancy Richardson Design Center, which features classrooms, computer labs, and fabrication labs designed to foster innovative teaching and learning, and in the neighboring Gifford Building, which features classrooms, computer labs, construction labs, and textile labs. The department also is home to the Avenir Museum, a facility with a repository of 25,000 historically and culturally significant items of dress, textiles, and interior artifacts representing regional, national, and international cultures. To learn more about the Department of Design and Merchandising (DM), visit:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Desired Start Date

Position End Date

Position Summary

The Department of Design and Merchandising seeks applications for adjunct instructor(s) to teach courses in the Apparel and Merchandising program (9-month position). Actual pay will be prorated based on number of courses taught but will be based on an annualized $50,000 salary.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's (B.A. or B.S.) degree in Apparel and Merchandising.
  • A minimum of 2-years industry experience in the fashion/apparel industry.
  • Experience/expertise with industry software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Excel, Lectra, 3-D CLO, Optitex, PLM)
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, professionalism, and teamwork.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Master's (M.A. or M.S.) degree in Apparel and Merchandising.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching at college/university level.
Special Instructions to Applicants

The Department of Design and Merchandising Open Pool.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Applications accepted until January 14, 2022.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement
  • Ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Search Contact
Dr. Karen Hyllegard;

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