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The O'More College of Architecture, Art & Design Is Seeking A F/T Faculty Position in Fashion Design In Nashville

Be part of one of the "most innovative" universities per U.S. News & World Report, and Nashville's flourishing design community with one of the largest number of independent fashion companies located outside of New York City and Los Angeles.
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The O'More College of Architecture, Art & Design is accepting applications for a Full-Time Faculty Position in Fashion Design.

Be part of one of the "most innovative" universities per U.S. News & World Report, and Nashville's flourishing design community with one of the largest number of independent fashion companies located outside of New York City and Los Angeles.

The only top BFA fashion program in the state of Tennessee is seeking applications for a faculty position in the Fashion Design program. The University is considering a tenure-track Assistant Professor position as well as a Professor of Practice position, beginning August 1, 2020. 

The primary job responsibilities of the position include teaching in a studio-based setting within the Fashion Design program, supervising internships, advising and mentoring students, and providing leadership for continued growth within our award-winning BFA program in Fashion Design. The successful candidate will:

  • Display applied knowledge in construction, patterning, and draping
  • Exhibit proficiency in design-based technologies
  • Show ability to transition between traditional and digital design pedagogy
  • Have extensive industry experience in the fashion industry


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

  • PhD or MFA in Fashion Design or related field is required
  • MFA preferred
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Professor of Practice (Non-Tenure Track)

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in fashion or closely related field and industry experience
  • MFA or master's degree in a closely related field is preferred

Preferred Experience

  • Extensive professional experience in the fashion industry
  • Previous teaching experience at the collegiate level
  • Participant in relevant academic or professional organizations

An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Digital Portfolio, Teaching Philosophy, a list of three professional references with contact information, and a Response to Belmont's Mission, Vision, and Values statement, articulating how the candidate's knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christian community of learning and service must be included.

Questions concerning the position or application materials may be directed to

The Department of Fashion comprises student-centered programs that provide a professional BFA in either Fashion Design of Merchandising; both prepare graduates to compete successfully in the demanding fashion industry. Out studio-based environment provides practical skills and experiential learning with faculty who have extensive industry knowledge. The curricula of all programs benefit from the University's BELL Core to develop well-rounded, critical thinkers who can solve problems in diverse groups while focusing on the central subject matter within Fashion Design or Merchandising studies: design, textiles, product development process, fashion business, and visual communication through hand and technology-based skills. Coursework and extra-curricular activities in the Department stress the values of need-based design, collaboration, community service, cultural globalization, and professional ethics.

The College of Architecture, Art, and Design at Belmont University is a vibrant and creative community that serves undergraduate and graduate students by providing nationally-recognized programs in Art, Design Communications and Experiential Design, Fashion Design and Merchandising, a CIDA-accredited program in Interior Design and a new program in Architecture seeking accreditation by the NAAB. Students in the College benefit from the University's general studies program, internship opportunities and study abroad programs, and curricula focused on professional preparation within a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment dedicated to creative exploration within an inclusive student-centered, Christian environment.

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain active, culturally and academically diverse and highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. Belmont is among the fastest growing universities in the nation. Ranked No. 6 in the Regional Universities South category and named a "most innovative" university per U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of over 8,300 students who come from every state and 25 countries. The university's purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world's needs. With more than 90 areas of study, 22 master's programs and six doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.

Apply online at Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by December 1.