The Ohio State University, The College of Education & Human Ecology, Human Sciences

2191 18174
Position ID:OSU-HS-FRS2021 [#18174, FRS Clinical]
Position Title: Fashion Retail Studies
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Human Sciences
Appl Deadline:2021/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup withdrawn (posted 2021/02/19, listed until 2021/03/31)
Position Description:    

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Clinical Faculty in Fashion and Retail Studies, 

Assistant/Associate Professor Rank

Department of Human Sciences, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University.

The Department of Human Sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a full-time (9-month) clinical faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank in Fashion and Retail Studies (FRS) to complement and extend our existing expertise and contribute to our program. We seek individuals who can increase the breadth of teaching and outreach efforts of our fashion and retail studies program and create linkages with related programs within our unit, across campus, as well as across universities. This position will begin in August of 2021.

The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in our fashion and retail studies undergraduate degree program. We seek candidates with expertise in teaching undergraduate coursework devoted to international retailing, digital retailing/analytics, corporate social responsibility, apparel product development, social psychology of appearance, or textiles. The candidate may be offered opportunities to teach courses in our fashion and retail studies graduate degree program. The position also involves engagement in curriculum development, student recruitment, opportunity to advise and direct graduate students, and the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to further develop the masters degree program in fashion and retail studies. Additional expectations include service to the department (including the industry advisory board), college, and the community, and performance of administrative duties as needed. The successful candidate should possess and apply current knowledge of research affecting practice within the field of fashion and retail studies, though conducting original research is not a major responsibility of this position.

Qualifications: Candidates with an earned doctorate in FRS are strongly preferred. Broad areas of expertise that complement fashion and retail studies will be considered, including but not limited to fair trade, sourcing, social responsibility, sustainability, health and wellness, management, fashion business entrepreneurship, or business. The successful candidate must be interested in applying their expertise to the fashion and retail industry. The candidate selected for this position must demonstrate the ability to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by August 2021. Experience working in the fashion/retail industry and with industry partners is desired. Preference will be granted to candidates who demonstrate excellence in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and service agendas and who offer robust evidence of sustained impact.

The Department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). The Department is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty, staff, and students. The Ohio State University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Fashion and Retail Studies: The Fashion and Retail Studies program currently has four full-time lecturers and a clinical associate professor, with robust enrollments in undergraduate classes. An active industry advisory board regularly engages with the program and the faculty. At the graduate level, the program is part of the Hospitality and Retail Management specialization in the Consumer Sciences Graduate Program, with Ph.D. and MS degrees offered. Resources available in the FRS program include the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection, a scholarly and artistic resource of apparel and textile material culture. The 11,500+ holdings encompass a range of three-dimensional objects such as textiles and articles of clothing and accessories for men, women, and children, including national dress costume, from the mid-18th century to contemporary 21st century designers.

Application Instructions: For preferred consideration, completed applications should be received by March 15, 2021. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, and a list of three references. The diversity statement should address the candidate’s perspective and philosophy bearing on diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and service, and should describe demonstrated accomplishments affirming the philosophy and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Submission of electronic applications is required; please submit materials to Academic Jobs Online:

For more information, contact Dr. Catherine P. Montalto, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, 1787 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210, 614-292-4571,   

The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status—defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status—is prohibited.

Department of Human Sciences: The Department of Human Sciences is home to four core academic areas, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees: Consumer Sciences, Human Development and Family Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and Kinesiology. In addition, the department plays a leadership role in Ohio State’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Nutrition (OSUN), and houses the Sport, Fitness and Health Program, an activity-based academic program providing classes to more than 8,000 Ohio State students each year. A strong partnership with OSU Extension enhances opportunities for outreach and engagement in the state of Ohio. Another important university partnership exists with Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, with an emphasis in our department on metabolomics.

The department has a faculty of 53 tenure-track faculty, four clinical faculty, and 20 full-time lecturers.  Faculty have funding with grants from local, state, and federal organizations such as NSF, NIH, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Faculty also have funding from a host of industry- and community-based organizations. In FY 2020, The Department of Human Sciences was awarded $9.2 million in grants and had $5.1 million in research expenditures. Ten graduate majors and nine undergraduate majors are housed within the department; students may choose from 36 curricular options. During the 2019-2020 academic year, total course enrollments in the Department of Human Sciences included 26,118 enrollments from undergraduate students and 1,303 enrollments from graduate students. In addition to our highly-qualified faculty, we have full-time staff members, part-time lecturers and graduate assistants to support the department’s academic mission. These talented individuals provide instructional and academic assistance that is crucial to the successful operation of such a large unit. For more information, please visit 

College of Education and Human Ecology The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is one of the best places to learn and embrace the human experience. We are known for developing Ohio's best educators, researchers, policymakers, exercise scientists, biomedical nutrition researchers, dietitians, financial advisors, event coordinators and other experts who improve society. The US News and World Report college ranking is No. 18 among 376 public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in education, tied with the University of California-Berkeley. The college ranks No. 10 among public universities. HDFS is ranked No. 6 among HDFS doctoral programs. The Nutrition Ph.D. program is ranked No. 9 among all doctoral programs in Nutrition in the United States according to the last National Research Council rankings. The Kinesiology program is ranked No. 6 among 52 similar programs in the United States according to the 2015 rankings by the National Academy of Kinesiology. For more information, please visit

The Ohio State University:  The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s leading public research universities and is ranked 16th among national public research universities in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. The university serves 66,046 students across its six campuses. The Columbus campus of The Ohio State University is in the 15th largest city in the country. A recent Gallup survey ranked Columbus the nation’s second strongest metro area for job creation, with research and technology institutions taking the lead. The Columbus metro area continued its steady growth as its population hit 2,021,632 in 2015, up about 1.2 percent from 1,997,308 a year earlier. The city’s corporate base and higher-education system draw people to it. Explore the city of Columbus through this link. Central Ohio has historic communities and suburban living, as well as a varied nightlife. The area is the headquarters to major corporations related to fashion and retail studies, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Ascena, Big Lots, Designer Brands, Express, and LBrands.


The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, the culturally vibrant capital of the state. The university is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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