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Visiting Instructor—Search # 12180

The School of Human Ecology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites
applications and nominations for the position of Visiting Instructor for the Fashion Merchandising
and Apparel Design Program. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus
on public-impact research, serving over 25,500 students on three beautiful campuses in
Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree
offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a
distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching,
and hands-on learning opportunities.
To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s
commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a
demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the
institution’s goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and
backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Within this setting, the mission of the Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design (FMAD)
Program at Georgia Southern University is to prepare undergraduate students to succeed in
their future careers in the global apparel industry. The fashion merchandising and design
program provides a structured and experiential learning process to help students understand
the concepts and methods of today’s fashion industry while focusing on leadership
development, teamwork, and specialized skills to succeed. This mission aligns with Georgia
Southern University and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences missions by educating
students through a student-centered learning process that prepares our students to be
influential leaders ready to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Position Description. Reporting to the School of Human Ecology Chair, the Visiting Instructor
requires teaching the equivalent of 15 semester hours each semester in Fashion Merchandising
and Apparel Design lecture and/or lab classes, holding regular in person office hours, and
participating in departmental meetings and activities. The position is a one-year (10-month),
non-tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
Required Qualifications:

  • Earned MFA, master’s or doctoral degree in Fashion Merchandising and/or Apparel
    Design (or a closely related field) by August 1, 2023, with at least 18 graduate semester
    hours in Fashion Merchandising and/or Apparel Design
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of one year of college/university teaching experience
  • Full- or part-time experience in apparel industry practice

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without
    assistance from the institution.
  • All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside
    activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University
    must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia,
    unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period
    of time within current policy.
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging
    students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of
    the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options
    between campuses.

Screening of applications begins July 4 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred
position starting date is August 1, 2023. A complete application consists of a letter addressing
the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone
numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may
be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists
will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be
sent to:
Contact person: Dr. Beth Myers, Re: Search #12180
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-6996
More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees,
vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the
Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status,
political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the
Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human
Resources at 912-478-6947.

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