Visiting Full-Time Lecturer Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Sales
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Visiting Full-time Lecturer

Position Overview:

North Dakota State University (NDSU) seeks a qualified candidate for a full-time visiting lecturer in the Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design program.

The Apparel, Retail Merchandising, and Design program in the Department of Art and Design+ at NDSU offers students a dynamic and versatile curriculum with three specialized options: Fashion Product Development, Fashion Entrepreneurship, and Retail Merchandising. The program also facilitates industry connections through travel and study programs, including affiliations with institutions like the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. Numerous scholarships are available, providing financial support for students in this thriving and dynamic field.

The School of Design, Architecture and Art is comprised of the Department of Art and Design+, the Department of Architecture, and Department of Landscape Architecture. This collection of disciplines represents over 750 students at the University focused on design and art related disciplines.

The position is primarily a teaching position and requires the ability to teach the following classes: Beginning Apparel Construction, Apparel Construction and Fit, Advance Apparel Assembly, Trend Forecasting, Textiles, Fashion Show, and Study Tour. Appointment begins August 16, 2024.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in apparel design/product development OR, Bachelor's degree with 5 or more years of relevant industry experience, OR15 or more years of relevant industry experience.
  • Experience with educational software relevant to discipline.
  • Teaching experience directly related to the teaching assignment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in using Adobe Creative Suite and a 2D/3D CAD program (e.g., CLO3) for design and visualization purposes.
  • Industry experience is preferred, but not required.
Salary: Commensurate with academic experience and qualifications. Benefited.

Application Procedure:
  • All applicants must apply online at
  • Attach the following application materials: 1) cover letter: a letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, 2) curriculum vita (Resume), 3) teaching philosophy, and 4) contact information for three references.
  • For more information. Contact Dr. Jaeha Lee at
Application Deadline: A review of applications will begin July 17, 2024 and continue until the position is filled, or the search is closed.


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment. NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country. NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information:

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .

Land Acknowledgement:

We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see