Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.


We invite you to discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the two positions below in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Family and Consumer Sciences Department, in the College of Health and Human Sciences, www.baylor.edu/chhs, has approximately 500 undergraduate students with 20 full-time faculty positions and 6 part-time/adjunct faculty members. The department is organized in four divisions: Apparel Studies, Child and Family Studies, Interior Design, and Nutrition Sciences. For more information about the department, please visit the Web site at , www.baylor.edu/fcs.


Tracking ID#: F012047

POSITION: Assistant to Associate Professor in Apparel Design

Tenure track, full time 10-month appointment, beginning August 2016

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Earned doctoral degree in Apparel Design or closely related field; established research and/or creative scholarship agenda linking apparel design to quality of life; ability to prepare and teach relevant courses in technical and creative design; ability to articulate the intersections of faith and learning; and collaborative working style (strong communication and interpersonal skills) with faculty and students.

Desirable: Record of research publications and/or juried design scholarship; experience in trans-disciplinary research; evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education; proficiency with apparel design/product development technology; experience in mentoring students in design scholarship; professional experience in the apparel industry or collaborative relationships with apparel design/product development professionals. Most of these qualifications would be expected for rank at the Associate Professor level.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Establish and maintain a strong program of research and/or creative endeavors resulting in peer-reviewed publications and/or juried designs; seek funding to support scholarship; teach undergraduate courses in apparel design and product development; mentor students in professional development and to compete in design competitions; participate in relevant professional activities; network with apparel design professionals; and provide service to the university, community and profession.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit applications as early as possible to ensure full consideration. Only completed applications (with letters of recommendation and official transcripts) will be reviewed.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit questions and application materials by email to:

Rochelle_Brunson@baylor.edu

cc: Karen_V_King@baylor.edu

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Please Submit:

• letter of application (which addresses teaching interests/philosophy and research agenda)

• current curriculum vitae

• electronic portfolio of student and/or professional work

• official transcripts of advanced degree(s)

• names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to be sent as soon as possible (must be received before file is reviewed)

Application documents that cannot be sent electronically should be submitted in hard copy to:

Dr. Rochelle R. Brunson, Search Committee Co-Chair, Apparel Design Tenure Track
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97346
Waco, Texas 76798-7346
254-710-6260


APPAREL PROGRAM INFORMATION: The apparel programs at Baylor University are nationally recognized and ranked among the top fashion design and merchandising programs in the nation according to http://www.fashion-schools.org/. Program strengths include opportunities for experiential learning, faculty/student interaction, civic engagement and integration of the Christian perspective, With an emphasis on maintaining the latest design technology, the Parker Apparel Technology Center supports both the Apparel Design and Product Development major and the Apparel Merchandising major. Other facilities for apparel students include two design studios, a body scanner lab, well equipped textile testing laboratories, and a climate-controlled wear testing chamber with physiological monitoring equipment.


Tracking ID#: F012056

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor in Nutrition Sciences

Tenure track, full time 10-month appointment, beginning August 2016

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Earned doctoral degree in Nutrition Sciences or closely related field; established research agenda connecting nutrition or food science with health, human behavior or quality of life; ability to prepare and teach relevant courses in our program; ability to articulate the intersections of faith and learning; and collaborative working style (strong communication and interpersonal skills) with faculty and students.

Desirable: Record of research funding and research publications; experience in trans-disciplinary research; successful teaching experience in higher education; supervision of student research; professional experience in nutrition/food sciences; previous collaborations with health-related agencies. Most of these qualifications would be expected for rank at the Associate Professor level. RD/RDN desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Establish and maintain a strong research agenda with scholarly publications in peer-reviewed literature; seek and acquire grants/funding to support research; teach undergraduate and graduate classes in Nutrition and/or Food Science; mentor graduate and undergraduate students in research and professional development; participate in relevant professional activities; and provide service to the university, community and profession.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 30, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit applications as early as possible to ensure full consideration. Only completed files (with letters of recommendation and official transcripts) will be reviewed.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit questions and application materials by email to:

Janelle_Walter@baylor.edu

cc: Karen_V_King@baylor.edu

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Please Submit:

• letter of application (which addresses teaching interests/philosophy and research agenda)

• current curriculum vitae

• official transcripts of advanced degree(s)

• names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to be sent as soon as possible (must be received before file is reviewed)

Application documents that cannot be sent electronically should be submitted in hard copy to:

Dr. Janelle Walter, Search Committee Chair, Nutrition Sciences Tenure Track
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97346
Waco, Texas 76798-7346
254-710-6260


NUTRITION PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Nutrition Sciences program at Baylor is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Nutrition students choose from dietetics (DPD), food service management or pre-health undergraduate curricular emphases. With an 85% match rate for dietetic internships and a 96% pass rate for graduates taking the R.D. registration exam the first time, our undergraduate program is one of the most successful in the country. The Master of Science program is in its third year and plans are underway to establish a dietetic internship program through Baylor. Facilities for the Nutrition Sciences Division include the Sunderland Food Sciences Research Lab, Experimental Food Preparation Lab, the Body Composition Lab, and a nutritional microbiome analysis lab under development.


Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.