Keynotes, Special Sessions, and Workshops

Knowing Your Value for Academic Career Negotiations

  • Alyssa Dana Adomaitis (New York City College of Technology)
  • Diana Saiki (Ball State University)
  • Sherry Schofield (Florida State University)
  • Eulanda A. Sanders (Iowa State University)
  • Rachel Eike (Georgia Southern University)
  • Beth Myers (Georgia Southern University)


Academic positions are highly competitive and rare in the field of Apparel and Textiles, especially in comparison to other disciplines such as science, engineering, and English. Negotiating for that position can be an overwhelming, yet an exciting part, of the application process. Many academicians, particularly women, have a difficult time knowing, communicating, and negotiating their respective personal value for a competitive salary, benefits, and start-up package that is commensurate to their research, industry and teaching experiences (Kjeldal, Rindfleish, & Sheridan, 2005; Wade, 2001). It is challenging to tactfully assure adequate compensation and positive perceptions related to the value of one’s professional work and experience.

How to Cite:

Adomaitis, A. D. & Saiki, D. & Schofield, S. & Sanders, E. A. & Eike, R. & Myers, B., (2015) “Knowing Your Value for Academic Career Negotiations”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 72(1).

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Published on
13 Nov 2015
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