Assistant Professor, Director of Fashion Media (Position NumberĀ 53188)

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Date PostedSeptember 07, 2017
IndustriesMagazines / Publishing, Digital Media, Academia
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified



Assistant Professor, Director of Fashion Media (Position Number 53188)


The Division of Journalism invites nominations and applications for an assistant professor and director of the Fashion Media program. The major in Fashion Media is based in the Division of Journalism in the Meadows School of the Arts and emphasizes basic skills in journalism, digital technology and social media as well as the historical and cultural aspects of fashion. Elective courses encourage students to pursue individual interests through interdisciplinary offerings in other academic units of the University. The Division of Journalism offers a major and minor in Journalism and the major in Fashion Media. The program trains journalists and fashion media professionals to communicate in all areas relating to news media, media relations, digital journalism and video. The state-of-the-art Journalism Complex includes offices, classrooms, a digital newsroom and broadcast studio. The programs in Journalism and Fashion Media emphasize strong technology skills as well as the traditional foundation in writing, editing, critical thinking and ethics. This is a tenure-track position, and the ideal candidate must have a media-specific research agenda that will lead to tenure. Teaching responsibilities include the introductory fashion history and culture course in addition to business, creative and/or design courses that match the candidate's experience. Responsibilities include academic advising and service. The position begins August 2018. 


Minimum qualifications:  A Ph.D. or MFA in a relevant field or graduate degree and significant professional achievement.    


Preferred qualifications:  A Ph.D. or MFA with experience in fashion magazines, digital fashion media, fashion promotions or a related field in a major media market, together with an established teaching record.  


The division uses Interfolio for applications. Apply at Upload a letter of application highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, résumé, and three letters of recommendation.


To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by Oct. 31, 2017.  The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled.  Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. 


The Division of Journalism is a program committed to teaching the media professionals of the 21st Century. Our program is situated in Dallas/Fort Worth, the top media market in the Southwest, and we emphasize teaching and scholarship in convergent media. Our digital facilities are state of the art.  Our students excel in developing critical thinking skills with an uncompromising commitment to fairness, ethics and professionalism.  Our Web site is  Also see the SMU student media website at  


SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at    

SMU has a beautifully shaded campus of Georgian Revival-inspired architecture and is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 & 100 corporations.    


SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

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